RPGA Character Creation Guide Page 2
adventuring, you may gain access to or find other magicitems that you normally could not purchase.
Character alignments must be unaligned, good, orlawful good.
In addition, characters may not worship adeity with an alignment of evil or chaotic evil.
Player resources are legal for character options.
Eachmonth, Wizards of the Coast releases more D&D gamematerial through print products on sale at your localstore or on our website through
magazines. Some of this material is a player resource,and some of it is for DMs. See the chart to identify whatproducts are player resources.
The following list as of this publication date contains thenames of the products that have player resources throughDecember 2008. This list will continue to be updated in thisdocument semi-annually, and on the RPGA website whenappropriate.
Publication Content Allowed Date Legal
Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide
All except spellscarredrules and backgrounds9/16/2008(8/14/2008*)
Manual of the Planes
Paragon paths 12/16/2008
AllMonthly at endof month
* Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide
preview content legal on8/14/2008
Content Never Accessible:
There are a few bits of D&D gamematerial that are never considered accessible to players(even if content from the resource is allowed), as it is toodifficult to evaluate the content’s use in RPGA campaigns.This includes the following game content:
Content that specifies DM adjudication in order to beused by a character
Content from publications not listedabove requires you to obtain access. For magic items, rituals,and formulas, you’ll want to check the appendix for theprogram you’re participating in, if any. For new races, feats,powers, and other options, you need to have a RPGA Rewards card that grants you access and have it in your cardstack (see below) or the option needs to be specificallymentioned in the appropriate appendix for the program.
Content appearing in
that is player resource-friendly (full racial write-ups, classes,paragon paths, epic destinies, powers, feats, magic items,rituals/formulas, and backgrounds) is available for access when the complete issue is available for download (typicallyat the end of the current month). Content from individualarticles is not available for access upon the date of thearticle’s publication, as the complete issue may make finalmodifications to the rules in the article.
Occasionally, D&D Insider subscribersto
may have playable “playtest”or“preview”classes previewed to them months before theyactually see print. These classes are usable when thecompiled monthly issue is available, but keep in mind thatsome features and powers of the class may change when thefinal version of the class is published.If the class isn’tpresented in a playable state when the compiled monthlyissue is released, it is not legal for RPGA play.
Periodically, Wizards of the Coast willrelease rules updates with corrections to existing rules.These updates are official for RPGA play on the 4th Tuesday
Don’t Forget to Retrain!
Even though retraining (see the
, page 28)is great if you’ve made a decision with your character thatyou’re no longer happy about, you can also use it to youradvantage when a new rulebook or article comes out thathas an option you absolutely must have. Remember, youcan retrain out one feat, power, or skill (your choice) everytime you gain a level.
If you chose a class that wasreleased as a playtestor previewin
, whenthe class is published in a later rulebook, you can retrainout any feats, powers, or skills – not just one of your choice.
When you would normally make aretrain choice, you can instead choose to take a class feature retrain. When you retrain for a new class feature(and only for a class feature), you are able to retrain up to 2powers and 2 feats with the class feature retrain. Eachcharacter is only allowed one class feature retrain. If youchoose to retrain in this manner, make a note of it on youradventure log.
Rules for Home Games
If you’re going to be the DM for a homebrew game, youcan choose to follow any or all of the information in thisguide. However, if you make your game a RPGA-sanctioned public event, meaning different players canrotate in and out of your sessions, you need to use tworules presented here: characters use Method 1 or 2 forability scores and characters have use of RPGA Rewardscards (see below). The rest is up to you.