Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Why can't Dwarves cast magic spells?"


Dwarves, Elves and Hobbits who go adventuring are very, very rare. Adventuring is a fundamentally human pursuit. 

A lot of resources must be invested for a community of Demi-Men to create even one Cleric (and/or Magic-User in the case of Dwarves and Hobbits). But they do exist. They are simply much too valuable to their communities to be allowed to "slum it" with adventurous Men. That's why you never see certain spell casters of certain races as adventurers! 

In game terms, this means only about 1/8 of all NPC adventurers are Dwarves, and the same for Elves and for Hobbits. The majority are Men. Of course that does not limit the choice of race among Player-Characters in any way: Player-Characters are special.

Random Character Class For NPC Adventurer
1d8
1-3. Fighting-Man
4. Magic-User
5. Cleric
6. Dwarf
7. Elf
8. Hobbit

If you like to play with Thieves, make it a 1d10 and 9 or 10 is a Thief guy.

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