Advanced Character Creation for Living Forgotten Realms


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Basic Character Creation

This page provides a guide to creating a 1st level character for play in the Living Forgotten Realms campaign using the full range of options available from the sources listed in the table below. It's assumed that if you're reading this page then you're already familiar with all the basics of LFR character creation, if not then you should go read that page first.

This thread on the official LFR forums maintains a list of currently legal for LFR Player Resources, Races, Classes, Paragon Paths and Epic Destinies.

Rules SourceOfficial Errata -Official FAQ
PHPlayer's HandbookErrataFAQ page
PH2Player's Handbook IIErrataFAQ page
FRPGForgotten Realms Player's GuideErrataFAQ page
EPGEberron Player's GuidenoneFAQ page
APArcane PowerErrataFAQ page
DPDivine PowernoneFAQ page
MPMartial PowerErrataFAQ page
AVAdventurer's VaultErrataFAQ page
Dragon magazinenonenone
MMMonster ManualErrataFAQ page
MotPManual of the PlanesnoneFAQ page
OGOpen GraveErrataFAQ page
Player's Handbook Heroes miniatures packsnonenone
FRCGForgotten Realms Campaign GuideErrataFAQ page
CCGRPGA Character Creation Guiden/an/a


Character Sheets



Character Classes

The following twenty character classes are currently available for play in LFR:
Artificer, Avenger, Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Invoker, Monk, Paladin, Psion, Ranger, Rogue, Shaman, Sorcerer, Swordmage, Warden, Warlock, Warlord & Wizard.
There is also an entry in this section for Spellscarred, since although not a full class that functions as a multiclassing option.



Character Races

The following twenty-four character races are currently available for play in LFR:
Bladeling, Changeling, Deva, Dragonborn, Drow, Dwarf, Eladrin, Elf, Genasi, Gnoll, Gnome, Goliath, Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Halfling, Human, Kalashtar, Minotaur, Orc, Revenant, Shadar-Kai, Shifter, Tiefling & Warforged.



Forgotten Realms Regions

Characters must choose a Region of origin from FRPG p.76-129 or FRCG p.88-235. They can choose system benefits from any one background of their choice, either a Forgotten Realms Region or another background (generally following the rules from PH2 p.178).
The following thirty-one Forgotten Realms Regions (twenty-eight of them from the FRPG) provide system benefits:
FRPG p.76-129: Aglarond, Akanûl, Amn, Baldur’s Gate, Calimshan, Chessenta, Cormyr, Cormyr (Wheloon), The Dalelands, Dragon Coast, Durpar, East Rift, Elfharrow, Gray Vale, The Great Dale, High Imaskar, Impiltur, Luruar, Luskan, Moonshae Isles, Myth Drannor, Narfell, Nelanther Isles, Netheril, Thay, Tymanther, Vilhon Wilds, Waterdeep.
Other sources: Sarifal (Dragon #376 p.60), Tarmalune (Dragon #376 p.45), Windrise Ports (Dragon #376 p.48)
Dragon #366 p.53-62 has a selection of strong backgrounds originally created for the 'Scales of War' Adventure Path.
Dragon #371 p.6-8 has a selection of useful backgrounds.

Some Regions provide access to additional rules options, in addition to certain Paragon Paths presented in the FRPG:
Dragon #365 p.16-24 has an article on Cormyr.
Dragon #370 p.35-39 features Region-specific Feats and Paragon Paths for Aglarond, Impiltur and the Moonshae Isles.
Dragon #376 p.45-50 has an article on Tarmalune and the Windrise Ports and features Region-specific Feats for those Regions.
Dragon #376 p.59-65 has an article on Sarifal and the Moonshae Isles.



Ability Scores

We've compiled a list of possible ability score arrays (from 18-14-11-10-10-8 to 14-13-13-13-13-13) at the bottom of this webpage.



Skills

Choose your character's Skills from those available in the PH (p.178-189). The Stealth skill has been heavily erratumed since the original release of the PH, and the revised sections of the Bluff, Perception and Stealth skills are presented in PH2 p.222-223.



Powers

Class powers can currently be found in the following sources:



Feats

See the Race and Class sections for the location of Racial and Class Feats available for your character. See the Deity section for the location of Divinity Feats available to your character. Feats can currently be found in the following sources:



Rituals

Rituals can currently be found in the following sources:



Forgotten Realms Deities

The following deities can be worshipped by LFR characters:

Greater Deities: Amaunator, Chauntea, Corellon, Kelemvor, Moradin, Oghma, Selûne, Silvanus, Sune, Tempus & Torm.

Lesser Deities: Angharradh, Bahamut, Berronar Truesilver, Garl Glittergold, Gond, Ilmater, Mielikki, Sheela Peryroyl, Tymora & Waukeen.

Exarchs: Arvoreen, Baervan Wildwanderer, Baravar Cloakshadow, Brandobaris, Callarduran Smoothhands, Clangeddin Silverbeard, Cyrrollalee, Deep Sashelas, Dugmaren Brightmantle, Erevan Ilesere, Fenmarel Mestarine, Jergal, Labelas Enroth, Lliira, Marthammor Duin, Milil, The Red Knight, Sharess, Shevarash, Shiallia, Siamorphe, Solonor Thelandira, Thard Harr, Uthgar, Valkur & Vergadain.

Although the information given on these deities (particularly the Exarchs) in the FRPG and FRCG is sparse, plentiful information can usually be found by doing a websearch (even if much of that information is based on sources from earlier editions of the system and setting).



Equipment

Mundane equipment can currently be found in the following sources:




Ability Score Arrays

18 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 818 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 818 - 14 - 10 - 10 - 10 - 918 - 13 - 13 - 10 - 10 - 8
18 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 818 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 918 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 818 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 10 - 9
18 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 1018 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 10 - 818 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 818 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 9
18 - 12 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 1018 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 918 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 10 - 1018 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 10
17 - 16 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 817 - 16 - 10 - 10 - 10 - 917 - 15 - 13 - 10 - 10 - 817 - 15 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 8
17 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 917 - 15 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 817 - 15 - 11 - 11 - 10 - 917 - 15 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 10
17 - 14 - 14 - 10 - 10 - 817 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 817 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 817 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 9
17 - 14 - 13 - 10 - 10 - 1017 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 817 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 10 - 917 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 9
17 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 1017 - 14 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 1017 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 817 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 10 - 9
17 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 817 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 917 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 1017 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 10
17 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 917 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 1017 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 1117 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 10
16 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 816 - 16 - 13 - 10 - 10 - 916 - 16 - 12 - 12 - 10 - 816 - 16 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 8
16 - 16 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 916 - 16 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 1016 - 16 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 916 - 16 - 11 - 11 - 10 - 10
16 - 15 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 816 - 15 - 14 - 10 - 10 - 916 - 15 - 13 - 13 - 10 - 816 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 8
16 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 916 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 916 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 1016 - 15 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 8
16 - 15 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 916 - 15 - 12 - 12 - 10 - 1016 - 15 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 1016 - 15 - 11 - 11 - 11 - 11
16 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 10 - 816 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 816 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 916 - 14 - 14 - 11 - 11 - 9
16 - 14 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 1016 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 816 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 916 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 10 - 10
16 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 916 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 1016 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 1116 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 10
16 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 1116 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 916 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 1016 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 11
16 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 1116 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 12
15 - 15 - 15 - 11 - 10 - 815 - 15 - 15 - 10 - 10 - 915 - 15 - 14 - 13 - 10 - 815 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 8
15 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 915 - 15 - 14 - 11 - 11 - 915 - 15 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 1015 - 15 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 8
15 - 15 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 915 - 15 - 13 - 13 - 10 - 1015 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 915 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 10
15 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 1115 - 15 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 1015 - 15 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 1115 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 10 - 8
15 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 815 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 915 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 10 - 1015 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 9
15 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 1015 - 14 - 14 - 11 - 11 - 1115 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 915 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 10
15 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 1115 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 1115 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 1115 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 12
14 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 814 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 11 - 914 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 10 - 1014 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 9
14 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 1014 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 11 - 1114 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 1114 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 11
14 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 1214 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 13

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