INTRODUCTION. Character Law expands the Rolemaster Fantasy Role. Playing (RMFRP) character development process by providing a wealth of new choices. Role Master – Character Law & Campaign Law – Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. Rolemaster. First Edition Product: Character Edition/Printing). Law. (1st. Stock #: CL Producer: Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE) Designers: Coleman Charlton.

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This was reportedly a positive experience, and really set them up for the next series of steps. Nobody seemed to struggle with this, however, and the other three guys seemed to feel it was acceptable.

The public playtest of Rolemaster began a few short hours before our regular Friday Night Roleplay meeting. Overall, however, everyone seemed happy with the rules and seemed to grasp the main concepts readily. It was really cool to listen in on. In he joined Games Workshop, spending 12 years in the gaming industry at the coal-face of tabletop wargaming. These are simple to implement bought with Development Points and really colourful.

There are 21 Professions to choose from. Here you are invited to think through a strong concept for your hero with a series of relatively easy-to-follow questions.

Each race is balanced with the others through the one-time blessing of extra never reduced Development Points, used to buy Skills and Talents.

My players just seemed to pick one and smile knowingly.

charqcter We have four very cool-looking and totally unique heroes, and we are ready to play. As an aside, min-maxing seemed very much harder to achieve because the players realised that everything is important… and the first rule of Rolemasterto my mind, is that you can choose anything but you are always making sacrifices of other stuff.


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This included about 30 minutes of time spent by the players writing notes in answer to the background questions in Chapter 3 of which more in a moment. Character Law covers the core rules relating to creating and running a hero in Rolemaster.

Professions are what your hero is funnelled towards being good at without constraining you like classes might. Each race modifies your Stat bonuses not the StatResistance Rolls think: The hour was here and this is an account of how things went down. If you fancy taking a look at the playtest rules for Rolemasterthey are free to download once you agree to the basic terms of the chwracter.

There is a very nice introduction and overview of character creation to draw you in. Easy to charscter and something my rules-wary players asked for. That being said, GMs have options to raise or lower the power level of their campaign by altering the starting points allowed.

As GM I could see that this side-steps the need to encourage players to take a minimum of 1 Rank in Body Development, and other such bare minimum Skill levels, and adds flavour for the characters to boot. There are just enough to make it tough to choose but not too many.

What did we like? It also gives the GM rules for designing their own races, which is a very simple process. Overall we were mightily impressed with Character Law.

Essentially, Rolemaster sets the expectations of the players and draws them towards wanting to play their way to their potential. The text explains the process of thought quite nicely, and my players set to reading and scribbling down thoughts for around minutes.


Actual starting values are relatively modest, meaning that you are a slightly-above-average hero to begin with. Everything plays off of a d or dbased roll. The only problems we had with understanding it were due to players and me trying to speed-read sections; on a proper read the text seems very clear. We like the choice of 21 Professions, including Warrior Monks and Sorcerers because they are all pretty appealing.

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There are 10 Stats, exactly as veteran Rolemaster players will expect. But then I was excited about it anyway. We dived in the deep end. Character Law Overall we were mightily impressed with Character Law.

Rolemaster: An Evening with Character Law

Timing the process, it took about 30 minutes for each totally new Rolemaster player to complete spending their Development Points. That is, until they read the text instead of just staring at the cost chart.

My players loved the choices available and really seemed to get a kick out of the Height and Weight chart. Rules are also there for GMs to add their own Cultures, and this looks very simple to implement. The game comes over as simple to understand and play, but certainly not simplistic.