Guidelines for Character Creation
Races: Core races only.
Classes: Core classes plus Scout, Swashbuckler, Warmage, Warlock, Spirit Shaman, and Spellthief. I will also allow the Beguiler, Duskblae, Dragon Shaman and Knight classes from the PHB II. All other classes not mentioned are prohibited.
Core classes will go by the Pathfinder RPG Beta Rules. All the other classes do not need to be changed really to fit within the game since it was the core classes that needed to be upgraded. Now that the core classes are on par with the non-core classes, we're good to go.
I will review what the players bring to me about ideas on multiclassing and/or prestige classes and review the latter to see what if any modifications need to be made to within Pathfinder.
Starting Level: 1st. Max hit points for class + Con modifier.
Starting Gear will be assigned to each character once the character has been created and a background set up for him or her.
Alignment: Your character's immortal soul wound up damned to this world's version of Hell and is in the possession of a Demon. Generally that means you were evil, but not always.
Obviously good people don't get sent to hell for living decent lives, but there are extraordinary circumstances that could have led to this outcome if someone decides they want to play a character that way, but there needs to be a descriptive, well thought out story behind it for it to make sense and fit within the story. Good, neutral or evil, people can wind up damned because of selfishness, pride, or any other flaw that if abused can lead to ruination.
There's a multitude of reasons why your character ended up with this fate. Most of the time people wind up here because they did a lot of bad things in their life, and most of them didn't care about the consequences. Some even enjoyed what they did and were damn proud of being evil. Insanity, making deals with demons for riches or fame in the real world for the cost of one's soul after death, making one horrible mistake that ruined the character's or another's life that damned the character forever as a result. The imagination can come up with a ton of story seeds, and I will help you find the direction you want to go in if you need it.
The Character Traits I will be posting soon that you can choose from will help you flesh out a few of your character's personality traits and maybe help explain what led to his or her moral ruin. Try to think about this: your character did what he or she did in life and they have been paying for it ever since. Now that they have a chance to get back to the real world, what does that mean for them? Will they try to escape the control of the demon who owns their very soul? Will they want revenge for all the torment he and his minions have put him/her through? Will they try to redeem themselves while they're here by atoning for the sins they committed in the past, or will they heed the master's call and do his bidding, corrupting the souls of the living and elving deeper into evil and depravity? It's not just about what your character has already done but what they want to accomplish now that they have the chance to 'live' again.