The original Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook, known these days as the AD&D 1e PHB, is now available as an officially. I remember when the Players Handbook (PHB) 1st hit the open market. As for the book I got – The Premium AD&D 1e PHB reprint is fantastic reproduction. The AD&D 1e Players Handbook is very different from its later . using the thief attack table in the PHB to the the cleric attack table in the DMG.

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It includes six ac&d But we were talking about a no-shield Fighter, right? Absolutely maximum, you get HP. A monk’s AC wouldn’t get that good until 11th level. I don’t think the commoner was ever intended as something a player puts on their character sheet, i think thats just for the DM to use or at best a hireling.

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So when we add that to what we’ve got above, we get an average of 81 HP at 17th level and that’s only if you have 16 Con or more. The new rules were so open-ended that game campaigns required a referee or Dungeon Master. Since we didn’t liberally apply haste to all our party members, the benefits of being immune to slow were pretty worth it to him.

The Commoner class from Tales of the Lance Dragonlance’ boxed set. Brewing IntCooking Int Jeweler: Your ad here, right now: Also, Illusionist had some really rude spells. The book was designed pyb Mike MearlsBruce R. But his high health was no match for Do not use URL shorteners. My point wasn’t that the Monk is a wrecking ball it was that it’s a class with a versatile skill set that’s markedly different than either end of the Fighter or Thief spectrum.


Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: Player’s Phh 3, Hybrid Characters. Core Rules min needed to play. More importantly, they’re far more likely to survive early on compared to the monk, because we can assume that the Thief will start with an AC of at least 5 Leather Armor and 17 Dex, which increases to a 3 AC if we assume Studded Leather and an 18 dex.

Sure a fighter would have more survivability, but on average you would still hit reasonably often and do a reasonably large amount of damage compared to him. Monks do not gain the same benefit when they try to “Stick and Move. For those unfamiliar, let me give you a rundown of this monumental turd of a class: Many optional rules, such as those governing extremely high-level players, and some of the more obscure spells, are found in pphb sources.

And phh, you won’t get any bonus damage on that. It sounds like it is a PDF of the recent reprint, not a scan of an older printing.

Since the first edition, [1] the Player’s Handbook has contained tables and rules for creating characters, lists of the abilities of the different character classesthe properties and costs of equipment, descriptions of spells that magic -using character classes such as wizards or clerics can cast, and numerous other rules governing gameplay. At least his backstab is more efficient.

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Pphb was still much cheaper than publishing books. It does mean I’m one step closer to doing this, without having to worry about destroying original copies: There were no real rules about creating this content due to the designers expecting people to actually think about what they’re doing so it was very easy to have DMs make some absolutely broken or truly unique and fun.


I’ve also wanted to play a Thief who uses Martial Arts as their primary fighting style, eventually getting them to Thief-Acrobat to play with their fun bonuses.

I think those are all fair points. Periodical Articles Podcast Ax&d. Even if people did find success with it, I don’t think anyone would ever call it very strong with a straight face. Early in the 2E cycle, TSR decided that instead of releasing book after book of monsters, they would sell a huge binder with the as&d monsters in it, and sell packs of sheets to fill it with.

Few things would equal a giant strength’d fighter with a magic sword and magic armor – to compare a mostly naked monk to that is a bit unfair. I paid to have my 1E books scanned, and the results are good but not great – I may still buy the official PDF if the reviews are good.

He has the same find traps skill as you. Adventure Gaming Issue 3 – Sep Now, the commoner gets the amazing THAC0 of a warrior, but no exceptional strength, one weapon proficiency at first level; they gain an extra weapon proficiency every eight levels, and one non-weapon proficiency every 2 they only start with the NWPs from their profession, above.