Creating your Player Character

Generating Character Stats: Step 1

You have two options for generating ability scores. The first option is to use the Standard method: roll 4d6, discard the lowest die result, and add the three remaining results together. Record this total and repeat the process until six numbers are generated.

After you have both rolled the attribute scores for your character, and determined the basic role of your character within the group, follow the Pathfinder guidelines for generating a character. If you need help you can find all the information on the Pathfinder SRD Website. that you will probably need. Please read through this Wiki, of course, for information pertinent to this Campaign. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

It would be best if you used a Pathfinder character sheet, rather than a D&D character sheet, since the revised rules are reflected in the Pathfinder character sheet. You can find several versions of Pathfinder character sheet available for download.

Step 2

After you’ve got these core mechanics down, try to figure out who your character is: that is, what is his personality and temperament like, what motivates him/her, where has he come from and where is he going, who is his family etc. Remember that you are an Orc and therefore will have a much different Charanter background history than in other games. Your character will start out as an Un-clanned and destitute Orc who lost his tribe and allies in the war which drove the Orcs across the sea to this cold and barren land. Your Character history should play off that.

Next, write a short biography for your character (1 page double-spaced is sufficient, but feel free to go longer if inspiration seizes you). Why should you do this? Well, for at least three reasons. First, it will help you get to know your character more intimately, and deepen your sense of his/her purpose. Second, assuming you make use of the relevant geographical info, it will help you learn a little about the world we will be campaigning in, and this in turn will give you a greater sense of ownership of the campaign. Third, throughout the course of the campaign I will be looking for ways to interweave the evolving campaign plot threads with elements from your characters backgrounds. Hence, in writing a character bio, you can play an indirect role in shaping the course of the overall campaign.

To both aid, and reward you in writing these bios, I will allow each of you to select 2 Character Traits for your character, both a basic trait and a campaign trait. The wiki links have detailed information describing just what character traits are, and why they are valuable, but simply put, a character trait is a feature that your character has acquired due to his unique history, that both describes something interesting about him/her, and offers some quantified advantage within the mechanics of game play. Selecting a character trait then helps you to define who your character is in a way that will impact game play.

Step 3

Once your character is complete, it’s time to post them at the site.The “Quick Description” is just a short one-sentence sketch of who your character is. In the “Description” section, write a brief physical description of your character, and place your characters vital statistics (e.g. attributes, HP, AC, Saves, Attacks). In the “Biography” section, copy and paste your bio, followed by the two character traits that you have selected.

Finally, I encourage you to find a picture to use as your character image. You can use the “Upload Image” feature to upload this image. If you want to add a bit of style to your character page.

Congratulations, you’re finished! Now on to adventure.

Creating your Player Character

Orks of the Frozen North JosephGargiulo