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0-Level Rules: Compleat Meat


Prepare for the thrill of being average or worse.

Role playing games have a proud history of “hopeless characters,” dating back to the early days of Dungeons & Dragons. While most role players prefer acting the part of heroic characters, some relate better to average lunks, who, if suddenly thrust into a dangerous battle, would almost assuredly die a horrible death. 

Compleat Meat outlines 10 different options for creating 0-level characters, inspired by the unforgiving character-creation processes of yore, challenging the notion that fantasy heroes must be proficient in anything but pushing a broom. Prepare for the thrill of being average or worse, where the odds of survival are sharply stacked against you. Inside you'll find:

  • A 1d100 table of substandard zero-level jobs and starter classes.
  • 10 rules variants for creating mediocre characters.
  • A critical miss table.

“Compleat,” not “Complete?”
“Compleat” is a nod to The Compleat Adventurer, The Compleat Alchemist and The Compleat Spell Caster, a set of 1983 role-playing game supplements published by Bard Games and tailored for use with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

“Compleat” is also a tribute to The Compleat Strategiest, an amazing tabletop game franchise with locations in New York City and King of Prussia, Pa. Both are still accepting online orders in the midst of COVID-19 and need your support more than ever.

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William O September 21, 2020 6:43 am UTC
This guide is the best thing I've seen since Role Master came out with common sense crits and fumbles etc. Rock on Man!
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Mel N May 12, 2020 7:36 pm UTC
I wasn't expecting much from this, but man I was surprised. The table at the end is great and my group is excited to try out some 0-level characters. Writing in this is funny too!!
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Trevor S May 12, 2020 3:15 am UTC
The download file(s) seem to be missing from this entry at the moment. Please add it.
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Trevor S May 12, 2020 3:23 pm UTC
It's there now. Thank you!
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Jason W May 12, 2020 3:53 pm UTC
Thanks, Trevor. Let me know if you have other issues.
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