First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons™ Character Creation

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  Creation of a character for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons™ involves several steps.  Although traditional Dungeons & Dragons™ rule books have always listed race before class, it is our experience that most players (especially new players) are much more interested in and informed about the selection of class.  Therefore, we have placed classes first, along with which races can pursue them, explaining the races thereafter.  Note that each choice may limit subsequent options; for example, no class is available to all races, and some classes, even a few sub-races, are limited in alignment options.  If at any time the player feels that the character he is creating is not what he wants to play, he may scrap the character and begin again.
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  The steps which will be followed in the character creation process are listed here, and linked from here, as well as linked from each other.  No character will require information at every step, as several steps are specific to a particular race, sub-race, or class.

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   1 Player Name and Phone Number.
   2 Character Class.
   3 Character Race and Gender.
   4 Alignment.
   5 Ability Scores.
   6 Score Adjustments.
   7 Family Information, Oriental Ancestry and Honor.
   8 Hit Points.
   9 Height and Weight.
 10 Weapon Proficiencies.
 11 Age and Birth Date.
 12 Previous Skills.
 13 Viking Gifts.
 14 Deity.
 15 Natural Psionics.
 16 Psionicist Disciplines.
 17 Non-weapon Proficiencies.
 18 Spells.
 19 Money.
 20 Equipment.
 21 Character Name.
 22 Character Symbol.
 23 Folder.
 24 Referee additions.
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