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Summary 'stock characters' for new players
Rated Importance
4.0
2 raters
****
Rated Value
5.0
1 rater
*****
Type lib expansion
By Chaos
When Aug 18 2007 8:20 PM
Description created a setup for 'stock characters' for new players; completely new players automatically get a stock character for their first, and not quite so new players can choose whether or not to use a stock character. (for a limited time, experiences players can also make this choice so they can check it out and offer feedback.) stock characters are Losthavener half-elves and former members of the Losthaven guard, and start with preassigned attributes, a decent set of basic skills, and automatically assigned specialties; they also get some slightly better starting equipment and some lenses of insight. *all* that is configurable about a stock character is its sex and name (on first characters on an atman, even the name isn't; the character automatically gets the atman's name).
Reason newbie friendliness
Result new players get a character preconfigured to be fairly reasonable and can jump right in and see what's up, rather than going through a chargen where they have no idea what to choose and winding up being unable to kill giant rats
Version predates automated version tracking

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