Character Creation

Stolen brazenly from Pathfinder Dragon Age wiki.

Determining Ability Scores
All characters start creation with 25 Creation Points to buy up abilities. Point cost depends on the Ability Score.

No Score can go below 7 before racial minuses.

7 -4
8 -2
9 -1
10 0
11 1
12 2
13 3
14 5
15 7
16 10
17 13
18 17

Hit Points
Max HP at Level 1 and Max -1 every level after.

Traits

All player characters start the game with two Traits. When selecting traits, you may not select more than one from the same list of traits (the four basic traits each count as a separate list for this purpose). Only Traits from the Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide may be used, with the exception of the Campaign Traits.

A Reason for each Trait must be justified in your characters backstory.

Action Points

Characters get a number of Action Points per level equal to 3 + 1/2 Character Level (Rounded Down).
Action Points can be used to alter a D20 roll and can be used before or after the roll is made.

When you spend an action point, you add the result of a roll of 1d6 to your d20 roll to help you meet or exceed the target number for the roll. You can declare that you are spending an action point after you have already rolled the d20, but you must do so before the DM reveals the result of your roll (whether the attack roll or check or saving throw succeeded or failed). You can’t use an action point on a skill check or ability check when you are taking 10 or taking 20.

If your character level is 8th or higher, you can roll more than one d6 when you spend an action point. If you do so, apply the highest result and disregard the other rolls. As a 15th-level character, for example, you can roll 3d6 and take the best result of the three.

Level Dice Rolled
1st – 7th 1D6
8th – 14th 2D6
15th+ 3D6

Hero Points

Each player character begins play with 1 hero point, regardless of their level. In addition, whenever a character gains a level, they earn an additional hero point. A character can have no more than 3 Hero Points at one time.

Using Hero Points

Use Cost
Act out of turn: You may take your turn immediately. 1
Bonus: +8 Luck Bonus if used before a D20 roll 1
Bonus: +4 Luck Bonus if used after a D20 roll 1
Extra Action: Gain an additional Standard or Move Action 1
Recall Spell: Recall a Spell you have already cast 1
Regain: Regain the use of a special ability that is otherwise limited 1
Reroll: You may reroll any one D20 roll. You must use the result of the second roll 1
Cheat Death: You stabalize and are at max negative HP 2

Gaining Hero Points

Writing a backstory for your character will grant you a bonus Hero Point.

Completing Plot Arcs for your character will grant you a bonus Hero Point.

“Certain events” may grant you hero points.

Character Advancement Cheat Sheet

1. Choose Class
2. Base Attack Bonus
3. Base Save Bonuses
4. Ability Score (Every 4th level)
5. Hit Points
6. Skill Points
7. Class Abilities/Spells
8. Feats
9. Spells
9. Class Features
10. Combat Maneuver Defense/Bonus
11. Ruminating on your misspent youth.

Character Creation

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