The last of the retro-clones I'll be using to build a character. It feels like 1st Edition with 3rd Edition publishing quality, thick glossy pages, bulked out by color illustrations We have the six classic attributes, add Gnomes to player races and Knights and Barbarians are added to the class mix.
Lassecanta Rossë Chaotic Good Elven Rogue
ST 14 +1 Primary
DX 17 +2 Primary
IQ 9 0
WS 11 0
CN 13 +1
CH 14 +1
HP 7 AC 13
BtH Damage Range
Long Sword +2 1d8
Sling +1 1d4 50ft
Abilities: Back Attack (+4 hit, Double Damage); Cant (Thieves Language)
Climb (1/2 speed); Decipher Script (2d8 minutes/page); Hide (1/2 speed)
Listen (+2 Elvish Senses) Move Silently (+2 Elvish Ability) ; Open Lock
Spell Resistance (+10 vs Charms and Sleep); Spot Hidden;
Traps (Find [+2 Elvish Ability]/Set/Disarm) Twilight Vision; Weapon Training (Long Sword)
Languages: Common, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, (Thieves) Cant
Equipment: Leather Armor & Coif, Long sword, Sling, Backpack; Bedroll; Rogue Tools
1 GP 9 SP
Lassecanta is rather short and a bit heavy for an elf of his size (4'8" 80 lbs) . He has fair skin, brown hair and violet eyes. Like all C&C elves he loves and treasures things of beauty; which is why he's out in the world looking for other people's. After all, it's really a waste for the ephemeral races to have them, they have hardly anytime at all to appreciate them. Much better for someone like Lassecanta to have them to appreciate for a long, long time. So he's flexible in his methods of acquisition.
I'm not even sure if I would consider this a retro-clone of 0e or 1e. If anything some of the things I've skimmed through in the Keeper's Guide feel very 3rd Edition-ish: Challenge Levels and the Saving Throw mechanic. It's not like the simplified three saving throws from 3e; instead each attribute has specific saving throw types tied to it. I can see saving against Energy Drain using Constitution; but why are Death Magic saves assisted by Charisma?
Bit unclear if the Race abilities trump Class restrictions, was going to take a Weapon Training in a composite bow, but couldn't afford a bow, so put it against the long sword.
Character Creation Challenge Posts:
Day 9 - There was no Day 9. Bumping the schedule back a day.