D20: RPG Theory

Here is an example of RPG theory on D20 for your DRAGON ADVENTURES Character Sheet:

Added Second Ability Score Column & D20 Experience Points Conversion Chart.

Meaning, every so many experience points adding up on a second column on your character sheet from outside D20 systems gives you awards in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons such as “Level Up”.

Here is the example formula for the D20 Theory for the Second Ability Score Column Assignment.

Ability Score Column 1: Original Ability Score Column up to roll 18

Ability Score Column 2: Dragon Adventures Expansion Ability Score Column up to roll 25 – Unearthed Arcana Settings.

This gives up two settings regular and Unearthed Arcana Giant Level Settings.

Weapon Guide Example:

Sword 1: 10″

Sword 2: 12″

Sword 3: 19″

Ability Score Adjustment 1 – Regular Adjustments Example +2, +3, +4

Becomes on your character sheet ability score adjustment box.

Ability Score Column A

Weapon: Sword 1, +2 Adjustment

Sword 2, +3 Adjustment

Sword 3, +4 Adjustment

Ability Score Column B – DRAGON ADVENTURES ABILITY SCORE COLUMN (UNEARTHED ARCANA)

For values from 19-25 to play in Unearthed Arcana Settings.

Sword 1, Sword, 2 and Sword 3 are given giant level bonuses and made magic items

These become for Ability Score Column 2:

Weapon: Sword 4 – 10″ + Magic Adjustment +5

Sword 5 – 12″ + Magic Adjustment +6

Sword 6 – 19″ + Magic Adjustment +7

Then consider your specific Abilities.

Strength – Attack Bonuses

Wisdom – Spell or Magic Item Bonus

Dexterity – Defense Bonuses (Movement)

Intelligence – Spell or Magic Item Bonus

Constitution – Endurance Bonus

Charisma – Personality Bonus or Penalty (Character Alignment)

Unearth Arcana items may become:

Sword 4: +5 Magic Adjustment (Strength…bend bars / lift gates bonus)

Sword 5: +6 Magic Adjustment ( Intelligence bonus…spell casting / defense)

Sword 6: +7 Magic Adjustment (Dexterity bonus movement / surprise)

DRAGON ADVENTURES applies this theory across all weapons and equipment for character rewards at Unearthed Arcana Levels.

As well as regular levels, specific bonuses for each weapon and equipment will be assigned later.

To make the jump to Unearthed Arcana Giant Levels use your own weapon and apply results above to build your own weapon for the game, something that can compete in the higher levels such as a Sword +7 Dexterity Bonus on movement which creates a saving throw of a +7 bonus on Unearthed Arcana Levels plus you basic attack bonus using the magic sword +7.

ON WEAPON SECTION OF YOUR CHARACTER SHEET:

Weapon | Ability Score Bonus 1 | + | Ability Score Bonus 2| = | Total Adjustment |

Sword 10″ | +2 Attack | + | +5 Magic | = | +7 Attack |

Sword 12″ | +3 Attack | + | +6 Magic | = | +9 Attack |

Sword 19″ | +4 Attack | + | +7 Magic | = | +11 Attack |

At the higher Unearthed Arcana levels the sword gains a magical bonus for play at Ability Score 25.

Continuing As Monsters In Advanced Dungeons & Dragons To Level 99 In DRAGON ADVENTURES

In the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook Monster Characters are limited in level.

In the DRAGON ADVENTURES setting using the above Ability Score Adjustment Rules Monster Characters can play up because their equipment list has been update so that it uses the same system as the Second Ability Score Column Adjustment and weapon bonuses.

The monsters weapons and equipment are now balanced to them for example like above, the Half Orc could only use a 12″ Sword + 7 Magic Bonus to gain the higher level.

This gives the character a new weapons and armor balance with new settings for higher levels and size creatures by using new weapon and equipment size combinations that weren’t available for the characters, this allows them to gain the same level advancement as the human characters by using matching strength items that are available in the monster sizes.

Adjustments and new weapon sizes haven’t been completed yet in DRAGON ADVENTURES, but using this guide you can make your own based on it’s basic formula for weapons, then apply to equipment to update your monster character for higher level play in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons on DRAGON ADVENTURES.

REMEMBER, IF A MONSTER CAN’T PLAY IN A PART OF THE STORY BACKGROUND YOU CAN’T USE IT ON THAT PART OF THE ADVENTURE

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