Random Class tables

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These tables make use of the 'core' (20-level) classes found in the following
sources: Player's Handbook (PHB), Dungeon Master's Guide (DMG), Miniature's
Handbook (MH), Complete Adventurer (CAd), Complete Arcane (CAr), Complete Divine
(CDv), Complete Warrior (CWr), and Traps & Treachery (T&T).

These tables are intended to be used by players who simply can't decide on a
class to play for a new campaign being set up, or by a DM who wants to create a
new NPC to use but doesn't have any particular preference for whatever reason.

You will need a d30 to use these tables.


Table 1: Archetypes (d30)
Combat.........01-10
Specialist.....11-17
Divine.........18-21
Arcane.........22-25
Basic..........26-27
roll twice/
multiclass.....28-30


Table 2: Combat Archetype (d30)
Barbarian (PHB)......01-03
Fighter (PHB)........04-10
Hexblade (CWr)........11
Marshal (MH).........12-13
Monk (PHB)...........14-16
Paladin (PHB)........17-19
Ranger (PHB).........20-23
Samurai (CWr).........24
Swashbuckler (CWr)...25-27
Warmage (CAr).........28
Warrior (DMG)........29-30

Table 3: Specialist Archetype (d30)
Bard (PHB)........01-06
Expert (DMG)......07-10
Ninja (CAd).......11-12
Rogue (PHB).......13-24
Scout (CAd).......25-26
Spellthief (CAd)...27
Thug (T&T)........28-30

Table 4: Divine Archetype (d30)
Adept (DMG)...........01-03
Cleric (PHB)..........04-10
Druid (PHB)...........11-16
Favored Soul (CDv)....17-18
Healer (MH)...........19-21
Paladin (PHB).........22-25
Ranger (PHB)..........26-28
Shugenja (CDv).........29
Spirit Shaman (CDv)....30

Table 5: Arcane Archetype (d30)
Adept (DMG)........01-03
Bard (PHB).........04-06
Hexblade (CWr).....07-08
Sorcerer (PHB).....09-14
Spellthief (CAd)...15-16
Warlock (CAr)......17-18
Warmage (CAr)......19-20
Wizard (PHB).......21-28
Wu Jen (CAr).......29-30

Table 6: Basic Archetype (d30)
Commoner (DMG).......01-12
Aristocrat (DMG).....13-20
prestige class*/
reroll (n/a).........21-28
custom class (n/a)...29-30


*You'll have to choose your own prestige class after you've rolled your core
class(es), since some core classes have more trouble meeting the prerequisites
of prestige's than others.

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"Matthias" <matthias_mls@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> These tables are intended to be used by players who simply can't decide on
a
> class to play for a new campaign being set up, or by a DM who wants to
create a
> new NPC to use but doesn't have any particular preference for whatever
reason.
>
> You will need a d30 to use these tables.

You bought a d30 and simply HAD to find a way to use it, didn't you? ;)

I must admit, I've never had an NPC of any real value that I honestly didn't
care what his class was, but it was fun to read the tables nonetheless.

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matthias_mls@yahoo.com wrote:

> These tables are intended to be used by players who simply can't decide on a
> class to play for a new campaign being set up, or by a DM who wants to create a
> new NPC to use but doesn't have any particular preference for whatever reason.

As unlikely as that situation is IME, there's already something like
this in Unearthed Arcana: character backgrounds.

I like those better than your tables since they also generate character
history, since they're based on what you've been doing and not
archetypes.

For example, you choose the government background, roll d% and get
herald: a level of bard, ranks in knowledge (nobility & royalty),
diplomacy &c.


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On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 10:34:40 +0200, Jasin Zujovic <jzujovic@inet.hr> wrote:

>matthias_mls@yahoo.com wrote:
>
>> These tables are intended to be used by players who simply can't decide on a
>> class to play for a new campaign being set up, or by a DM who wants to create a
>> new NPC to use but doesn't have any particular preference for whatever reason.
>
>As unlikely as that situation is IME, there's already something like
>this in Unearthed Arcana: character backgrounds.
>
>I like those better than your tables since they also generate character
>history, since they're based on what you've been doing and not
>archetypes.
>
>For example, you choose the government background, roll d% and get
>herald: a level of bard, ranks in knowledge (nobility & royalty),
>diplomacy &c.

If that's the level of precision you're going for, then UA is the better choice,
I agree. It sounds like a nice system, though.

The tables do try to maintain some adventurer demographics; that was another
reason I drew them up as they are rather than simply make them all equally
likely to come up on a die roll.
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Matthias (matthias_mls@yahoo.com)

"Scientists tend to do philosophy about as well as you'd expect philosophers to
do science, the difference being that at least the philosophers usually *know*
when they're out of their depth."
-Jeff Heikkinen