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Fifth Edition Funnel

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You didn't ask for this.

You chose your boring profession because you wanted a quiet life. Adventuring is best left to those to those with heroic chins and cast-iron stomachs, not you. Why go out and face the unknown when you can curl up next to the fire with a good book and some sleepy-berry tea?


>Knock knock<

Trouble at the door. Something in town is dangerously wrong, and there is no one to bail you out. The grave quest falls to you and your friends. You are under-equipped, under-prepared, and in all likelihood, you are not coming back. There is a second of hesitation but then you grab your gear and head out the door.

Adventurers are made, not born.


Ever wanted to face the cold, dark, and dangerous unknown without the advantages of a fantasy hero? This is your chance!

Fifth Edition Funnel puts a spin on character creation. In the Funnel, each participating player quickly generates several 0-level characters blessed with the abilities and low survivability of your average commoner. Those that survive will be promoted to 1st-level heroines and heroes.

The Funnel bonds characters over common challenges they meet and (hopefully) overcome. The surviving 1st-level characters share a common origin as adventurers. Instead of merely rolling dice, there is a trial by fire where average people succeed against the odds to do something heroic (or hide under a table in a tavern).

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Maximilian R February 08, 2019 2:30 pm UTC
Question — if you're leveling a Level 0 to a Level 1, what is the approach for determining Level 1 Hit Points? Since the Level 0 HP calculation is 4 + Con Modifier, and the Level 1 calculation is Max Hit Die + Con Mod, would you simply calculate HP like you would at a standard leveling? Would using the Level 1 calculation as is add TOO much HP? Loving the funnel, btw.
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Kenneth S February 11, 2019 1:55 am UTC
I am glad you are have fun with the funnel!

This is a really good question as I don't think it is stated in the Funnel. The intent I had while writing this is your newly minted level 1 hero would get the hit points of their new class at level one (Max HD+Con Mod), effectively replacing whatever they had at level 0.

In my mind: they've gone from being a nobody, to somebody.

That being said, if I were DMing a game, and the players *really* wanted to do a standard leveling I would probably roll with it as I think the impact would be minimal. It would tend to mostly benefit characters with smaller hit dice and depending on the con mod, it could disadvantage barbarians a hit point.
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AARON L January 04, 2019 8:18 am UTC
Just a heads up, the racial bonus table has Tiefling ability score bonuses swapped compared to the PHB (+2 Int, +1 Cha, while PHB has +1 Int, +2 Cha). Not sure if that's a typo.
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Kenneth S January 19, 2019 6:51 pm UTC
You are totally correct! I've updated the product to reflect the proper stat bonuses. Thanks for the feedback.
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Jordan A July 08, 2018 11:28 pm UTC
Well written and useful, I will be incorporating this, I recommend you support this author if you're able!
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Fabio B June 19, 2017 9:30 am UTC
Hi Ken! I have made a form-fillable character sheet for my group. If you are interested I would like to share it with other people. I tried to find another way of contacting you but without success.
Let me know! Thanks
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Kenneth S June 23, 2017 3:31 am UTC
That sounds amazing. Please share it as much as you want! If you want to contact me, you can use
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Fabio B June 28, 2017 9:44 am UTC
I sent you an email!
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charles L March 03, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Noticed there was an update made in January. It says minor edits...can you be more specific about what was updated?
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Kenneth S March 04, 2017 12:22 am UTC
First, thanks for purchasing the product. It means a lot to us. You rock.

The update was really minor, just clarification of some language under "9. Bonds" on page nine. Some very nice people on the internet pointed it out and I felt it warranted an update to remove ambiguous language.
It used to read: "Once the players agree on a pair, each player should roll a d6. The result indicates the ability score that is increased by one according to the table below."

It now reads: "Once the players agree on a pair, each player should roll a d6 and consult the table below. The resulting ability score is increased by one point."
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