When creating a character, each player will be assigned randomly determined ability scores. There are seven abilities: Strength, Expertise, Constitution, Endurance, Leadership Ability, Magical Ability, and Religious Training.
|Endurance||(END)||Str x Con|
|Magical Ability||(MA)||1d6-3 (negative numbers allowed)|
|Religious Training||(RT)||1d6-3 (minimum of 0)|
Strength represents the ability of the character to inflict damage on his opponent.
Expertise represents the character’s skill and experience at swordplay.
Constitution represents the character’s general health.
Endurance represents the character’s ability to absorb punishment.
Leadership Ability represents the character’s ability to lead in battle.
Magical Ability represents the character’s skill in the magical arts.
Religious Training represents the amount of time the character has spent in the study of divine topics.
The most important thing a player must know about his character is his initial social level. This depends on the parents to whom he is born, their wealth, and their titles, if any. The Birth Tables provide all the family background necessary to play the game.
Birth Table A: Class
Birth Table B: Place of Birth
|1||Thyatis City (+1 SL)|
|2||Thyatis City (+1 SL)|
|3||Empire of Thyatis|
|4||Empire of Thyatis|
|5||Foreigner (-1 SL)|
|6||Foreigner (-1 SL)|
Birth Table C: Parent’s Background
|Die Roll||Parents’ Background||Initial Funds||Allowance|
Birth Table D: Parent’s Title (if Noble)
Initial Social Level
|Child of:||Social Level|
EXAMPLE: The Valencian family is blessed with a son. A five is rolled on Birth Table A and a one on Birth Table B. We discover that the character is the son of a nobleman from Thyatis City. Rolling a three on the nobles’ section of Table C shows that the character’s parents are well-to-do, and the character has an initial fortune of 250 lucins (coming of age money, so to speak). In addition, he will receive a monthly allowance of 50 lucins. A two on Table D shows that his father/mother is a Knight. Therefore, the Character, Marcus Valencian, has an initial social level of 7, plus one for being a Thyatis City native, for 8 total.