Crown of the Lich King is over and a new adventure starts this weekend with all new level two characters. That means we have a new batch of custom pre-generated character sheets lined up for you!
The next six week Tales of 13th Age adventure is called Wyrd of the Wild Wood. Your characters start on Darkskye, a flying island prison camp. The most dangerous prisoners in the Dragon Empire are kept there, mining the magical crystals that form the heart of the island. It will be up to you during character generation to decide whether your character was a guard, a prisoner, or on the flying island for another purpose. For reasons unknown, something goes astray and the flying island crashes out of the sky into the Wild Wood, a forest touched by the forces of the High Druid. You must make it out of the Wild Wood to safety while the magical energies of the crystals from the flying island warp and unleash the ancient energies of the Wild Wood. It looks to be a fantastic Adventurers vs. Wild story from the creative 13th Age team and we can’t wait to get started.
The first custom pre-generated character sheets that we released for Crown of the Lich King worked well for everyone, but some of them were designed to be best utilized by ‘light’ sided characters. The good guys. These are not those characters. These character sheets fit well if a player wants to chose a… darker path. These are for the prisoners. The bounty hunters. The corrupt jailers. If you have a ruthless character in mind these character sheets will likely work well for you.
You won’t find this cleric singing hymns in the Cathedral. This is a wrathful dark elf cleric with Domains in Vengeance, Strength and Trickery. You won’t find a holy stalwart protector paladin with Lay on Hands and Bastion here. Instead we have a retribution paladin with talents in Way of Evil Bastards, Implacable and Divine Domain: War. With Shadow Walk and Improved Sneak Attack, the rogue would fit well as an assassin with murderous intent. The infernal magics that power the Diabolist also bring power to this sorcerer. Don’t let the fighter’s small size as a halfling fool you. With grim intent he holds no reservations about striking his enemies down. Even more viscous and small in stature is our gnome barbarian. You won’t like him when he’s angry.
Another highlight of these character sheets is that we deliberately picked unusual class and race combinations to showcase how they can still work. Halflings are skilled at being evasive which makes a deadly combination with a fighter’s Counter-Attack talent. The dwarf racial power “That’s Your Best Shot?” gives a melee hunter front line durability. The paladin does not have many encounter powers, so the Wood Elf racial power Elven Grace can grant additional attacks per turn to make the paladin more engaging. The half elf sorcerer can use the racial power Surprising to increase the effects of Lightning Fork and Scorching Ray. These combinations work both in the racial powers they grant as well as the added stat bonuses they provide. The race / class combinations are Gnome Barbarian, High Elf Bard, Dark Elf Cleric, Halfling Fighter, Dwarf Hunter, Wood Elf Paladin, Half-Orc Rogue, Half Elf Sorcerer and Human Wizard.
Ultimately it is up to the player to determine who their character is by developing backgrounds, Icon relationships and their one unique things. With the right story these pre-generated character sheets could be used for any background you can imagine – good, bad, and all that remains in between. One of the strengths of 13th Age is flexibility in character generation. These character sheets are designed with two options: with a blank background or with character art backgrounds set at 30% opacity. Please note that the character artwork is not ours. Click the links to view all the character sheets. Examples of the character sheets with background art can be seen below (click to zoom in).
We hope you enjoy our little wicked spin for these custom character sheets!
Wood Elf Paladin
Dark Elf Cleric
Half Elf Sorcerer
Human Wizard (Could we fit any more text on this page?!? I don’t think so!)