What are Cornerstone Talents, and How Do I Make Some?

I suppose it really has been a couple of weeks since I looked at capstones, I’m way overdue looking into cornerstones. Where common talents are typically things a character can learn, and capstone talents often mark what a character has achieved, cornerstone talents often represent what a character is.  In …

First Draft Talents: Skill Talents from the Tome of Awesome

The Tome of Awesome collects material posted primarily by Frank Trollman and Keith (no last name provided, not me). I have seen statements from Frank that this is ‘freeware’ and ‘creative commons’, but no formal license statement in the document itself. Since I am using this as a placeholder at …

First Draft Character Creation

Okay, first draft for character creation.  It’s pretty simple overall: Come up with a character concept; Choose cornerstone talents that suit the concept; Choose common talents that suit the concept; Choose capstone talents that suit the concept; Choose gear (I usually give starting characters gear that matches their talents); Choose …

First Draft Talents: Iron Heroes Mastery Feats

Iron Heroes (originally from Malhavoc Press, now from Fiery Dragon Press) has ‘mastery feats’, groups of related feats that can only be accessed by characters with particular ‘mastery levels’ of a sort suitable for the feats. Classes provide different progression rates in the different masteries. Some might focus on “Power …

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