Generating character Career ClassesEdit

Having generated the profile for your character, it is time to develop some background for this new person.

To begin with, the player is allowed to choose one of four broad categories of background - or Career Classes: Warrior, Ranger, Rogue, or Academic.

Within each broad class there are numerous divisions of ability, but the divisions reflect four fundamentally different backgrounds. These will then be developed, so that the players know more about what their characters were before they started adventuring.

Warriors come from a fighting background. This is not necessarily the military, but will always have involved hand-to-hand combat skills of some kind. For example, Warrior characters might have been Pit Fighters, Bodyguards, or Mercenaries.

Rangers are independent rural characters. Their lives may have been spent tending animals or roaming the woodlands or mountains. Such characters might have been Herdsmen, Gamekeepers, or Trappers.

Rogues live largely by their wits, usually in the cities where they can make a living from the mass of common and gullible people. Typically, they will have been Thieves, Entertainers, or Beggars.

Academics are the educated persons of society. They can read and write (which practially no one else can) and they often have lucrative jobs amongst the professions or skilled crafts. Many Academics will have started out as Artisans, Clerics, Lawyers, or Wizards.

Players are free to choose their Career Class within the following restrictions.

Class Restriction
Warrior The character must have a WS of at least 30
Ranger The character must have a BS of at least 30
Rogue The character must have an I of at least 30. An Elf must have an I of at least 65.
Academic The character must have an Int of at least 30 and a WP of at least 30.