Character Creation

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The following rules should be followed when creating a character in Beyond the Empire.

If you need a blank character sheet, ping the DMs in Discord!

Starting Level

All new characters begin play at Level 1 unless otherwise specified; see Character Retirement and Death for more details.


Ability Scores

All characters should be created using the standard 27 point buy method as described on Page 13 of the Player's Handbook. One calculator you can use is here.


Hit Points

All characters receive maximum HP at 1st level, and average hit points (rounded up) gained thereafter.



All races listed on the Races page are available to play. Other races may be unlocked during the course of play.



All classes (and sub-classes, class abilities, etc.) in the Allowed Resources list are available to play unless otherwise specified.


Note: The Ranger class is replaced entirely by the Unearthed Arcana Revised Ranger.



All alignments are permissible. However, your character must be able to work in a group. They may have their own goals and ambitions, but all the adventurers in the game are loosely connected and in agreement to work together. tl;dr: Don't be a wanker.



All backgrounds in the Allowed Resources list are available to play unless otherwise specified. In addition, you may work with the DMs to create a custom background.


Starting Gold

All characters begin with either:

  • The average gold for their class, as described on Page 143 of the Player's Handbook; or
  • The gold they receive from their class and background.

Character Slots

To make a character, you must have a free character slot.


Players begin the campaign with one character slot. The first time one of your characters reaches Level 5 (Tier 2), Level 11 (Tier 3), and Level 16 (Tier 4), you gain an additional character slot.


Allowed Resources

Content from the following sources are allowed to be used unless otherwise specified.

  • Player's Handbook
  • Dungeon Master's Guide
  • Volo's Guide to Monsters
  • Xanathar's Guide to Everything
  • Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
  • Unearthed Arcana: The Ranger, Revised

Content from Unearthed Arcana or third party publications may be allowed upon request; speak to the DMs about this.


The following content is not allowed:

  • Bladesinger (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, pp.141-142)
  • Gloomstalker (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, pp. 41-42)

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