Today’s resource is a character builder called OrcPub. It takes the job of planning your next character and automates it in such a way as to make it AL legal.
Using the site is so easy, you can create the basic stats of a character in under a minute.
First, you select what sources of info you want, from the Players Handbook and more. Each source adds more options to what you can pick, but many of them make your character non- AL legal.
Once you have picked the sources it’s an easy matter of working along the tabs. It tells you how many options you have available and greys out the ones that your choices so far have rendered impossible, such as a fighter having spells etc.
You work through, in order if you desire..
- Ability scores – With various option of how to pick your scores
- Character background
- Spells – If appropriate
- Other detail – This is everything else and is in the big section to the right and covers anything that can be covered by the other parts, including what your character looks like.
There is a random option, to help with NPCs or really quick character creation, then once you are happy, can print off the character sheet in an format that, whilst not perfect, is very acceptable.
Only real downside I can see, so far, apart from the fact it is online – so if you lose your connection you can’t use this excellent resource – is that a the time of writing there is no way to save what you have done. However, I believe this is being worked on and should be ready soon.