To create a legal character, spend 40 points on abilities at the costs given on p169 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG). In the event of less than four players you may also choose to create a second character.
Choose classes from the player’s handbook (PHB) or expanded psionic’s handbook (XPH) so that you have a level/effective level (ECL) of 3rd. If you are playing a race not listed you are also limited to an ECL of 3rd at campaign start.
If creating a replacement character then the Presitege Classes from the DMG can also be use if you meet their requirements – and the same goes for the one’s in the XPH. Your ECL should be the same as the party – I will confirm with you.
The following races are permitted:
- Any from the PHB
- Shifter and Kalashtar from Races of Eberron
- Dromites, Elans, Githzerai, Half-Giants, Maenad and Xeph from XPH
- When the group reaches 4th level Thri-Kreen from XPH will also be allowed
You may request to play a member of any other race with an ECL of 3 or less (including Racial Hit Dice and Level Adjustment) but it is subject to veto by any member of the group – this will be handled on a case by case basis.
Once the party reaches third level or above you may also petition for permission to create a character with an ECL of the parties level but if your race isn’t on the pre-approved list you’ll have to put it to the group.
A race not on the list is only valid for you to play if you have specifically requested to play it and no-one has objected – if someone objects you may make the same request for your next character but don’t be suprised if it’s rejected again unless the underlying issue is resolved.
At this stage:
- Warforged require group approval
- Changelings require group approval but I will veto
- Duregar and Githyanki require group approval but are unlikely to recieve it
The following from the Monster Manual (MMI) may also be approved by the group: