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Targeted Point Build & Back-story

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This Character Creation method generates a characters stats based on a player's choice of class and background with a random element thrown in.

It also gives players a number of background events linked to an increase in a stat that they can flesh out into a history.

Basic outline:

All stats start at 8. Class gives 3 pts for a recommended highest stat, 2 pts for the next highest and 1pt for saves. Each proficiency gives a +1 to the relevant stat and a random +1 (weighted towards the initial stat). This gives a 75pt point build character, targeted towards what a player wants their character to be.

All classes and backgrounds from the PHB are included, but following these rules any class or background from other publications (or home-brew) can be used to generate targeted stats.

EDIT: Included spell casting (since you use your proficency bonus for spell attacks) and slight re-word to put points taking a stat over 20 into the lowest stat.

EDIT2: More tables added, formatting updated with some options and a link embedded in the document to a google sheets version that will do as much dice rolling, lookups and math as you want it to. 

Note: The Proficiency tables can be used outside of this method of generation to simply create some random life-events for starting characters.

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January 5th, 2018
This is an interesting product that retools the point buy system of character generation to facilitate building a specific character concept. Rather than determining stats, then building the rest of the character, Blanchard has built a system that uses [...]
December 13th, 2017
The Good: This is an extremely interesting alternative means of character building. I'm one of those people who enjoys the option of randomizing through interesting and creative tables--it challenges me to think in new ways or adapt to [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 12, 2017.