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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The book is nicely laid out over 77 pages, with two columns of text. These are simple to implement bought with Development Points and really colourful. Rolemaster uses a really cool system whereby you choose the Potential value of each Stat — i.

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Character Law Overall we were mightily impressed with Character Law. Each rolemasetr modifies your Stat bonuses not the StatResistance Rolls think: 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. Character Law covers the core rules relating to creating and running a hero in Rolemaster.

Here roelmaster are invited to think through a strong concept for your hero with a series of relatively easy-to-follow questions. In he joined Games Workshop, spending 12 years in the gaming industry at the coal-face of tabletop wargaming.

Nobody seemed to struggle with this, however, and the other three guys seemed to feel it was acceptable. It also gives the GM rules for designing their own races, which is a very simple characrer. In addition to the material dedicated to a step-by-step walk-through of designing a hero, you also get chapters covering Equipment, Experience and Advancement, Charatcer and Movement, and The Environment. Professions are what your hero is funnelled towards being good at without constraining you like classes might.


Culture Next you select a Culture, which is cbaracter sort of background package of free Skill ranks. There are just enough to make it tough to choose but not too many. What did we like? Overall we were mightily impressed with Character Law. This was reportedly a positive experience, and really set them up for the next series of steps.

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Next you select a Culture, which is a sort of background package of free Skill ranks. There are 21 Professions to choose from. Each level you get new Development Points and can upgrade your Skills by purchasing Ranks. In terms of style, this is a very clean read which is clear.

Rolemaster: An Evening with Character Law

As an aside, min-maxing seemed very much harder to achieve because the players realised that everything is important… and the first rule of Rolemaster charactef, to my mind, is that you can choose anything but you are always making sacrifices of other stuff. Hit Points you begin with. The public playtest of Rolemaster began a few short hours before our regular Friday Night Roleplay meeting.

The players, although initially taken-aback, quickly reported that they liked this because it meant that they immediately envisioned the hero as he or she will ultimately be. My players just seemed to pick one and smile knowingly.

There is a very nice introduction and overview of character creation to draw you in. 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.


We like the choice of 21 Professions, including Warrior Monks and Sorcerers because they are all pretty appealing. For me, this was refreshing as most games tack the background thinking on at the end. The text explains the process of thought quite nicely, and my players set to reading and charatcer down thoughts for around minutes.

The game comes over as simple to understand and play, but certainly not simplistic. There are 10 Stats, exactly as veteran Rolemaster players will expect. Not so with Rolemaster: That being said, GMs have options to raise or lower the power level of their campaign by altering the starting points allowed.

There is a hcaracter of random or points-buy system for choosing your Stats. What was great, however, was seeing them interact and advise each other. In short, the guys thought that this was a good no-brainer choice to round out their heroes. Each race is balanced with the others through the one-time blessing of extra never reduced Development Points, used to buy Skills and Talents.

Two of the five core books for Rolemaster got released in the first wave: