House Rules

I’m making some alterations to what people may traditionally understand about given mechanics of Dungeons and Dragons. These are mostly a scenic change and won’t effect game play drastically but will hopefully make the world more detailed and inclusive.

Bonus Points at Character Creation
reward requirement
1 Create or find a Portrait for their character and post to Obsidian Portal.
2 Create and post their character stats using the online character sheet
3 Create a minimum 1 page, character background…preferably longer.

So, what are these bonus points good for?

Temporary bonuses
Cost Effect
1 +1d6 on any non-damage die roll. (can be spent after roll, but before result is know)
1 10ft of additional movement until end of the encounter.
2 Negate an enemy hit (can be done after rolling, doesn’t work on save attacks such as area effects).
2 Survive a killing blow, if you would die from an attack you may receive the immediate benefits of a revivify.
3 Advantage on a die roll
Permanent Bonuses
Cost Effect
1 1 bonus language (max one per level.)
3 Maximum on your HP roll on level up
5 Proficiency with a tool set outside your class/background (Only once per character)
5 +1 permanent bonus to a saving throw (only once per saving throw per character)
10 +1 permanent ability increase (only once per character per ability)
10 Bonus feat (only once per character)
X interesting in game effects, this might be things to do with your character or subtle alterations to the universe; depending on what you want will depend on the price also how much you spend will determine how much of an effect we’re talking about. EG: “Evil guy’s plan to destroy the city is hampered” is your request. If you spend 2 points he might misplace the key he needs and be set back a day. If you spend 10, the key might have been stolen by one of his enemies and replaced by a trapped version. You could also ask for other boons (a pet dog, a magic item, etc.)


I am also incorporating the Resurrection Mishaps rules from Heroes of Horror. It is just something else to give this part of the game a little flavor, also a small slap on the wrist for having died who said you could interrupt my story by going off and dying??? None of them are debilitating, some are even pretty cool, but they give you the idea that it isn’t a natural experiance to come back from the dead.

House Rules

Returning to Ravenloft LightCWU