Perhaps some explanations are in order to help understand some of the Character Creation Rules.
- Please read the first four sections of the House Rules. If you wish to be a Jedi you are also
required to read the following three sections: Jedi Info, Lightsabre
Forms and Force Powers. Sorry, they are a bit long-winded, but required to join.
Please Note: This game uses the WEG D6 Second Edition Rules (yeah, I know; old hat right?). If you are
unfamiliar with them start by reading the House Rules, they'll help. If you are still having trouble
ask the Game Master for assistance.
- Go to the Character Creation Data page and select a character type by clicking on Character
Templates. You can also be a droid, but they need to have an owner and come with many additional restrictions. However, they can
also be fun if played right. Click here to see what there are for choices.
NOTE: You need to be aware that this campaign is Heroes-based and evil characters are not generally allowed.
There are, of course, exceptions, but they are rare.
Before making your selecion you need to be aware of the character types already in play. Go to Our Heroes
to see what has been selected, as some of them have a limit of one per campaign.
- Once you have decided on a Character Type you need to select a Species. If you want to be a human, you're practically done as
the template choices are all based on human stats. However, if you want to be something other than human go to the
Alien Species section and find one you like out of the 393 currently available.
- If you have looked through the Character Templates and Alien Species sections and still can't decide, you can always make one up
and submit it to the GM for approval.
- So what's next? Well, you need a background or history. It can be simple or detailed, the choice is yours to make. Another page
that can help you answer questions about your Character and come up with a name is the Player
Questions page. If you know the planet of birth, great! You can get started. If you need a few suggestions try the
Sample Homeworlds section. You say nothing fits from the list? No problem! Make it up. Just make sure
to include as much information as you can. For help with the layout, go to the Sample Planet page to
see how the GM does it. Note: you can be born in space to avoid the whole planet thing, if you want to.
- Now that you have decided on a character and created a history/background, you can click on over to the
PC Gear and Equipment section to outfit him or her. All characters start with gear, but each item can be exchanged at its listed
value for something else of equal value. A good background and GM approval will allow additional items. If you don't see what you
are looking for you can try the Favorite Links or the Monthly Featured Items
sections. Still can't locate that cool item? Send an email to the Game Master and he will see what can be done about it.
- One more thing - since the campaign is already underway your Player Character (PC) will need to be adjusted somewhat to be on
even ground with the current group. You can leave that up to the GM. You just decide where you would like to increase skills and
such and the points can be spent accordingly. Of course, if you know how to spend them you can do that yourself once the GM
determines how many extra Character Points (CP's) you will get.
- Force Points (FP's): Very Special. Spending one doubles all Attributes and Skills for one round.
You either start with 1 or 2, depending on whether you are Force Sensitive or not.
- Dark Side Points (DSP's): Determines how evil your character is. Once 6 DSP's are reached the PC is
handed over to the GM to play as a Non-Player Character (NPC). At that point you will have to create another one. However, you can
start the game with as many as 4 DSP's. Each one you take gives your PC an extra 10 CP's to spend on skills and such.
- Character Points (CP's): These work like smaller versions of a Force Point except that they only
increase one skill by one dice for each one spent. All characters in my campaign automatically start with 10. They can be spent any
time except during the same round as a Force Point.
- Extra Character Points (ECP's): These are basically Character Points that cannot be spent during an
adventure or are left over from a previous one. This is also where all the points your character has collected are stored, with the
exception of those earned during an adventure, which go into the CP category.
- Cyber Points (CyP's): The more of these you have the harder it is to call upon the Force (using a
Force Point). That fact not withstanding, you can start with as many as you like (with GM approval). Each CyP gives the character
an extra 5 CP's to spend.
- Questions: As always, please don't hesitate to ask the GM for clarification or explanation of any
rule or item. That's what he is there for.