Character Creation

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Character Creation TL;DR

Character creation works as detailed in Savage Worlds Deluxe and Hellfrost Player’s Guide, except as noted in the House Rules page. Alternatively, you can use a pregenerated character from the linked PDF above.

New characters are created at Novice Rank (0 XP), with 5 Attribute Points, 15 Skill Points, and $500. (these are all subject to change based on Races and Edges/Hindrances).

Skill List

All standard skills in Savage Worlds are used in Hellfrost, with the exception of Driving and Piloting (riding or driving horses/etc is handled by the Riding skill).

Hindrances

You can take up to 4 ‘points’ worth of Hindrances: Minor Hindrances each are worth 1 point, while Major Hindrances are worth 2. These points may be spent as follows:

  • For 2 points, you may:
    • Gain an additional Attribute point
    • Gain an Edge
  • For 1 point, you may:
    • Gain an additional Skill point
    • Gain additional money equal to your starting funds (typically $500).

Playing a character’s Hindrances well is a good way to earn an extra Benny; investigating that noise around the corner might not be the best idea for the group, but your Curious character just has to know what that was! You may take additional Hindrances to further develop the character, but you do not get extra points for them.

Edges

In addition to the Edges listed in Hellfrost, all standard Savage Worlds edges are available with the exception of these: Ace, Arcane Background(Psionics, Super Powers, Weird Science), Power Points, Rapid Recharge, Wisard, Soul Drain. Edges that list any of these as a requirement are aslo excepted.

Character Page

Once you’ve created a character, follow this link to create a new character page, or navigate to the Characters page and hit the gray plus (+) button in the top right. Copy the template stat block below and fill out / add the information. Remember for Toughness that the total number, including Armor, is first. The number in parenthesis is the points of Toughness that come from Armor.

For characters with an Arcane Background, make sure you read the Arcane Powers Wiki Page.

*Name:* Some Dude
*Race:* Human (Anari); *Rank:* Novice; *Advances:* 0
*Charisma:* 0; *Glory:* 0
 
*Attributes:* Agility dX, Smarts dX, Strength dX, Spirit dX, Vigor dX
*Skills:* Fighting dX, Notice dX, ...
 
*Pace:* 6; *Parry:* 7; *Toughness:* 7 (1)
 
h6. Hindrances
* Copy this line for each Hindrance (Major/Minor)...
* Copy this line for each Hindrance (Major/Minor)...
 
h6. Edges
* Copy this line for each Edge...
* Copy this line for each Edge...
 
h6. Gear
* %(sig-item)Weight% Copy this line for each Item...
* %(sig-item)Weight% Copy this line for each Item...
 
h6. Special Abilities
* Copy this line for each Ability...
* Copy this line for each Ability...

That will have the character’s stat block look like the following. Feel free to play with the formatting. This site uses Textile formatting.

Name: Some Dude
Race: Human (Anari); Rank: Novice; Advances: 0
Charisma: 0; Glory: 0

Attributes: Agility dX, Smarts dX, Strength dX, Spirit dX, Vigor dX
Skills: Fighting dX, Notice dX, …

Pace: 6; Parry: 7; Toughness: 7 (1)

Hindrances
  • Copy this line for each Hindrance (Major/Minor)…
  • Copy this line for each Hindrance (Major/Minor)…
Edges
  • Copy this line for each Edge…
  • Copy this line for each Edge…
Gear
  • 0 Copy this line for each Item…
  • 2 Copy this line for each Item…
Special Abilities
  • Copy this line for each Ability…
  • Copy this line for each Ability…

Character Creation

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