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Notebook Essentials: Before Level One

Notebook Essentials: Before Level One

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What happens before your character becomes first level? There are a whole lot of skills learned and yet when you multiclass you don't get that burst of skills again. So why are all those skills dedicated to your first level's class? Why can't they go toward some other profession your character had?

Now they can. Is your Ranger a former Blacksmith? Now your skills can reflect that former training. Create richer backgrounds for your character because now you can put the skill points into skill unrelated to the class you take at 1st level.

And, while you are creating these pre-first level characters, I just know you want to try a really low-level adventure. What is it like when the small hamlet's completely wet-behind-the-ears youth must face a lone orc? Rules for adventuring before level one are also included.

Give it a try!

What are Notebook Essentials?

Most DMs have them. Some players have them. That notebook with scraps of ideas and photocopies of old gaming magazine articles that's now bursting the binding that holds the notebook together. Notebook Essentials are those little scraps of ideas that don't quite fit into a full length book that we hope you'll print out and add to that notebook.

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September 24th, 2010
NE:BLO is a supplement for OGL and D20 products. It uses the concept of "micro-classes", professions and trades that your character may have been involved in before he became an adventurer. The text is well-written, straight-forward, a [...]
October 25th, 2005
Very interesting little book if you want your staring PC to have more of a variety of skills or for making up really low-level hero-wannabe NPCs. I wouldn?t mind seeing another book with more mirco-classes.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b&g [...]
August 7th, 2005
I really enjoyed reading this work, and look forward to putting it to good use. The pre-levels make sense, and the included NPC class (the Minstrel) may also see use in a game.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Layout and Font<br><b [...]
July 6th, 2005
This isn't that bad of a product. It reminds me greatly of the zero level rules found in the old Greyhawk book back in the day. One of the things my group and I often like to do is begin our more epic feeling campaigns by rolling our characters up as [...]
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Throwing Dice Games
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