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PreGens For Pathfinder (One)

Increasingly I’ve found myself in need of pre-gens for testing and one-shots for Patfhinder™. Originally, I had only four pre-gens (Crassus, Greldon, Dimsdale and Lucia) characters from my favorite arcade game: The Tower of Doom.* Eventually I needed more, so I added the characters from the follow up arcade game: Shadow Over Mystara.**

In presenting them here, I decided to make them intentionally basic, designed for the novice PFRPGer, though games without *someone* at the table who is rules-wise will probably find these sheets vague and confusing.

Lastly, I saw fit to challenge myself by tying together the characters’ personalities and strategies. The result, I think, is not just a mechanically sound 1st-level character, but an interesting one, one that provides direction for roleplay as much as it does statistics.

*So many quarters.
**So, so many quarters.

Crassus PFS Legal
Level 1 Human Fighter

A proud sword-for-hire styling himself as a Knight of the Old Code, Crassus prefers to avoid combat to find diplomatic solutions. Still, when blood must be shed, he proves that he is a skilled swordsman and a brave warrior.

Sources: Tower of Doom and Shadows Over Mystara (arcade games), Dragonheart (movie), Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide.


Dimsdale PFS Legal
Level 1 Dwarf Fighter

A stout and hardy dwarf, Dimsdale is distrustful of all things arcane, prefering to solve problems with his axe. In battle Dimsdale flies into a frenzied rage, gaining great strength and stamina, but tiring quickly.

Sources: Tower of Doom and Shadows Over Mystara (arcade games), Core Rulebook.


Greldon PFS Legal
Level 1 Human Cleric

A former mercenary-for-hire, Greldon has seen good men die for little gain. He is devoted now to peaceable solutions, avoiding combat at all costs, and keeping his allies alive when all else fails. Despite his preference for peace, his warrior background serves him well, and he is no slouch in combat.

Sources: Tower of Doom and Shadows Over Mystara (arcade games), Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide.


Lucia PFS Legal
Level 1 Elf Magus

Lucia is a student of merging arcane magic with swordplay. The petty squabbles of humans and dwarves hardly interest the centuries old elf, but adventure and testing her blade and wit against stronger foes: this is how life is lived.

Sources: Tower of Doom and Shadows Over Mystara (arcade games), Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide.


Moriah PFS Legal
Level 1 Human Rogue

The consumate sellsword, Moriah works for whoever pays the most coin. Still, she can’t abide tyrants and powermongers, going to great lengths, even working for free, to undermine those who prey on the weak.

Sources: Tower of Doom and Shadows Over Mystara (arcade games), Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide.


Syous PFS Legal
Level 1 Human Sorcerer

His bloodline is tainted with the fiery blood of genies. Quick to anger and prone to outbursts of arcane might, Syous is a talented and unpredictable magician.

Sources: Tower of Doom and Shadows Over Mystara (arcade games), Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide.

4 Responses

  1. Tangaroa says:

    Lucia doesn’t appear to be at a full 20 pts, fyi

  2. Liam says:

    Stupid Question:
    How did you design the sheets?
    I really like the simple design for beginner and I want to do the same with my PreGens.

    • sultan says:

      I just laid the elements out in InDesign. Publishing programs are far better for presentation than word processing programs.

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