Ravenloft Whitebox Houserules

Level advancement: 

 

Instead of Experience points, Ravenloft Whitebox characters will advance in levels according to how many sessions they participate in.  Find the # of sessions completed to reference the character’s level.

 

Total Sessions Completed

Character Level

0

1

1

2

3

3

6

4

10

5

15

6

21

7

28

8

 

 

Ability checks:

 

Generally, all skill checks will be made using character ability scores.  (Roll at or under an ability score to determine success.)  Some ability checks may carry modifiers if especially hard or easy.   Occasionally, the GM may call for a “No fumble” check just to make sure that an otherwise easy task is not screwed up at just the wrong moment…

 

 

Combat:

 

Characters will roll initiative each round on a D6.  High or low dexterity will modify this roll.  The GM will determine how the monster(s) roll, sometimes together, sometimes individually.   The highest roll will win initiative. 

 

  • Ties between PCs go to the character with the higest Dexterity. 
  • Ties between PCs and NPCs/monsters generally go to the PCs, though there may be exceptions.

 

The rest of combat follows the standard S&W Whitebox rules.  Armor class is ascending.

 

Luck:

 

The PCs have a Luck score.   This has two functions:

 

  1. The GM may call for a Luck check to determine if the character’s Luck holds in a given situation.
  2. Luck points can be burned to add 1 for 1 to any die roll.

 

The Spiritualist:

 

The Spiritualist may use special powers as noted, but instead of losing a level if the Save is failed, the Spiritualist loses 1d6 Constitution.  The Constitution is regained 1 point per day.

 

Character Generation:

 

There are two methods of character generation:

 

  1. Characters may split 81 points across all 8 stats.
  2. Characters may roll 3d6 and arrange the results to any stats they like.

 

A player must choose one method and stick to it:  He/she may not choose to roll stats and then discard them and do option 1 (point-buy.)

Ravenloft Whitebox Houserules

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