[GP 1] World of Dungeon Crawls

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World of Dungeon Crawls

An article by Chris Bennett

Survival & Silver won by Sorcery & Sword

Rules for 0-Level Characters

Starting off with characters who are 0-level is an interesting challenge. Most will die in their first dungeon. For obvious reasons, it is recommended that each player take 2–3 characters.

Those few who survive will be able to choose a class and become 1st level characters.

zerolevel

Character Creation

Roll Attributes as in World of Dungeons.

Roll 2d6, discard the higher and use the other as your HP. You may re-roll the dice a number of times equal to your CON before discarding.

Determine your Occupation.

Dice

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

Beggar

Grave Digger

Urchin

Con Artist

Hunter

Trapper

2

Slave

Vagrant

Herder

Farmer

Artisan

Trader

3

Cutpurse

Servant

Animal Trainer

Cobbler

Mercenary

Armorer

4

Smuggler

Woodcutter

Baker

Locksmith

Astrologer

Minstrel

5

Gambler

Miner

Herbalist

Scribe

Shaman

Wizard’s Apprentice

6

Cooper

Blacksmith

Sage

Squire

Alchemist

Noble

Choose a Special Ability that makes sense with your Occupation, such as:

  • Sages get Vision

  • Locksmiths get Tinker

  • Animal Trainers get Pet

  • Wizard’s Apprentices get Cantrips

Equipment

Choose one piece of Adventuring Gear. Next, choose an additional piece of gear relevant to your occupation from the list based on a 1d6 roll:

1–4: Tools

5: Occult Items

6: Fancy Items

Weapons

Roll 1d6 and choose a weapon based on the roll:

13: Light Weapon

4–5: Martial Weapon

6: Shortbow/Sling (roll 1d6 for the number of arrows, sling stones, etc.)

Wealth

All 0-level characters have accumulated 1d6 SP.

Experience

All 0-level characters start with −100 XP. When your XP reaches 1, you choose a class, get a Skill and an additional Special Ability, and are 1st level adventurers! If you survive, that is …

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