my house rules
by, 07-07-2009 at 04:27 PM (1846 Views)
I think that every dm or ref does something different than the rules state. Here are some of mine. my game is 3.5 D&D
Combat: I have inititiave rolled every round. I personally like the chaos that ensues with people sweating whether or not they will be in a bad pickel. Some claim it takes longer, we have been doing it for so long its second nature.
For this current campaign, I used the actually con score + con modifier for starting hit points. It allowed me to be tougher on the players and gave them a little more lee way.
Non class skills now cost one point but are still limited. I believe it allows the players a little more flexibility in choosing some skills that they may want to try.
I have done feats every other level instead of every third. There are so many feats out there that it is difficult to pick and chose.
I took a rule from 4th and am allowing two stat increases every 4 levels. The players are the stars and should be treated as such.
Also with the background information given to me by the player, I give them a free feat, usually a skills style feat. I also try to make them from sources they may not have.