Campaign rules of Dihow
This was borrowed from Ellond’s campaign page http://ellond.obsidianportal.com/wikis/main-page
Character creation and advancement:
Characters created for games in Dihow will use the point buy system, using 30pts to generate stats. See sample stats below.
At 4th, 8th, 14th and 18th levels, the character will be able to add +1 to two different stats (a character may add to the same two stats each time).
At 10th and again at 20th level, the character may add +3 to a single stat or add +1 to all stats.
Sample stat blocks: Use the Pathfinder Ability Score Calculator to fine tune your stats.
Average: 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14
Extraordinary: 16, 16, 14, 12, 12, 11
Heroic: 18, 16, 12, 11, 10, 10
Focused: 18, 14, 14, 14, 10, 8
Super-Focused: 18, 18, 10, 10, 8, 8
Traits: I don’t have any racial traits for the new custom races, but each character may take 2 traits as normal with the option of taking a negative trait to gain an extra trait.
New Language System: In an effort to have languages have a higher impact upon games in Dihow, we will be using a variant language system.
Starting Languages: Characters will start knowing 1 racial language plus 1 additional language based on their region. Note: There is no Common language.
Gaining new languages: Characters will be able to learn new languages during game play by spending time with a tutor or learning on their own thru reading or immersion. A character may learn a maximum of twice their int modifier plus 1 (int modx2+1) .
Learning a language with a tutor requires the teacher to speak the language which you wish to learn, and have at least 1 rank in linguistics. Learning a language thru tutoring takes 20 days.
Learning a language on your own thru self study requires you to own a language A to language B book, and requires at least 4 hours of study per day (typically done at night around a camp fire or at an Inn). Learning thru immersion requires you to spend at least 8 hours per day surrounded by native speakers actively using the language; in an active tavern, market or similar environment (simply traveling with a native speaker is not enough). Learning a language in these ways takes 40 days.
Linguistics: Instead of granting additional languages known, a character with the linguistics skill, must have a least 1 rank, will reduce the number of days required to learn a new language by their skill total (ranks+ability+class+misc). This will allow a fairly intelligent character with ranks in the linguistics skill to absorb new languages quicker then the average person.
Leadership option: 2 cohorts. Having two cohorts with leadership is fine, but they each have a max level 4 levels lower then yours.
Point blank shot: Removed as a prereq from any feat which is not a direct advancement of point blank shot.