Allow for character edits up to level 4

ignernt
Level 4
5 months ago

One of the rules that my local game store uses with Adventurer's League (not sure how universal it is) is that any aspect of a character can be changed after creation up to level 4.  Want to change gender?  Fine.  Race?  Cool.  Class?  Spells?  All fungible.  Adventurer's League characters all use point buy or the standard array, if there's some concern that someone may just decide to make themselves into a superpowered whatever.  

This way, if I realize that I've accidentally not changed the voices on my characters and so can't tell them apart, I can just make that change without having to reroll, restart, and throw those wolves off the bridge again.

the_glimpse
Level 10
5 months ago

Well AL is cool for tabletop RPGs, I don't think TA can use the rules for it. Not only are they constantly changing for each season, but it's an Official D&D thing.

Still, the ability to change minor things about your character would be nice.


-Glimpse

ignernt
Level 4
5 months ago

Yeah, I'm not thinking they adopt all of AL, I'm just thinking that it's nice to be able to tweak a character up to a point and not have to start from scratch.

chris.clark
Level 9
5 months ago

I agree that being able to change voice would be nice.  I might have created a character for a party and then realized "<expletive> I forgot to see what voice was set".  And then just in case it was a duplicate I had to delete the character and re-roll a new one.  Even if it was the only thing you could change, being able to re-select the voice would be a really nice feature.

(Heck, it's a potential future monetization avenue too...  Release a new voicepak for $5.  More people would buy it if they could swap the voice on a beloved existing character.)

And as a total aside... I'm really quite impressed / pleasantly surprised with the voice acting.  Wasn't sure what to expect, but it'd been very well done so far.  At least in my opinion.  Your mileage may vary.

ignernt
Level 4
5 months ago

Yeah, I agree- I wasn't expecting much out of the voice acting, and I'm pleasantly surprised

Player333676
Level 13
5 months ago

I remember in Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, you could always change the cosmetics (hair color, voice etc.) of your character, just not gender and gameplay related stuff like race, class etc., since these obviously already affected gameplay and quests.