House Rules

Details for the players, either when making characters or dealing with something not in the handbooks.

Character Creation: Abilities

Point Buy

If using the point buy system to determine ability scores, the Player’s Handbook specifies 27 points to spend. For Andrissar, use 31 points. As well, please observe the following point costs table.

Ability ScorePoint Cost
3-11
4-8
5-5
6-3
7-1
80
91
102
113
124
135
147
159
1612
1715
1819
A table outlining how much each ability score costs in points

Rolling

If rolling for abilities, use the ‘heroic’ method:

  • 4d6, drop the lowest die
  • The total of all six abilities must add up to 71 or more

Character Creation: Hit Points

Method A

At first level, characters receive the maximum roll on their hit die. For every level, please observe the minimums per type of die in the table below. If you roll less than the minimum, you can re-roll or, if you’re impatient, use the minimum.

Method B

This is essentially the same as the method above with re-rolling, but minus the hassle of re-rolling thanks to math.

(sides of die / 2) + (result or roll / 2)

So, for example, with a d10 that would be 5 + (1d10 / 2). The table below has them spelled out.

Die TypeMinimum RollFormula
d422 + (1d4 / 2)
d643 + (1d6 / 2)
d854 + (1d8 / 2)
d1065 + (1d10 / 2)
d1276 + (1d12 / 2)
A table outlining minimum rolls for different die sizes

Header Image Credit

A hooded character camping by a fire in the woods, sitting on a log (from https://www.gmbinder.com/share/-LDGMudexbljdY3Ys7B6)