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Gming Campaign Building
The World Campaign Era
Campaign Feel
Realism
Genre
Designing Worlds of Adventure
Populating the World Power Level & Character Points
Creating PC Templates
Selecting Options

Now, with all the vast options of the d20 Advanced system laid out before you, it can be difficult to decide which ones are right for your game. But choosing the right modules can be important to properly supporting the game you want to play. This section will assist you with choosing which modules are right for your players, and for your game as a whole.

Module AvailabilityEdit

Not all modules that you wish to use in a game need be open to the players. Certain types of games might only use FX for monsters, while keeping players completely mundane and reliant on Gear.

Character Modules and Character PointsEdit

With no optional modules selected, characters are expected to start with 6 Character Points per level. This number can be adjusted by the GM to best suit the game. In general, each module you add to the game increases the options players have for character creation, and asking that they invest in the options from those modules without granting additional character points. While possible, it creates characters who are either far below what the game's power level would expect, or only reach the game's power level in a few areas. These badly imbalanced characters could have a great deal of difficulty weathering serious challenges.

Depending on which modules you choose to include in your game, there are different baseline recommendations for the number of starting character points for players:

Module Availability Additional CP
Redlight A game without feats tends towards simplicity and focuses on the most simple of rules. Very appropriate for new players, and a good foundation to build on if the group plans to add feats in later. +0
Feats Yellowlight A game where only NPCs have access to feats can be useful when players are supposed to be very mundane, relying more on their wits than their amazing abilities. +0
Greenlight Most d20 Advanced games will probably make use of feats. If feats are open to all players, you can still restrict feats by type (such as restricting Role Feats or Combat Feats), or even by individual feat, if you prefer. +3
Redlight
Skills Yellowlight
Greenlight
Redlight
Drawbacks Yellowlight
Greenlight
Redlight
Gear Yellowlight
Greenlight
Redlight
Roles Yellowlight
Greenlight
Redlight
FX Yellowlight
Greenlight
Redlight
Fortune Yellowlight
Greenlight