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What is giving me trouble is the phrase

"+ your Constitution modifier per [class] level after 1st."

Does this simply mean I add my CON modifier once each time I level up, or add my CON modifier a number of times equal to my class level?

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Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. I think I know what you're asking, but to be absolutely sure could you give an example of the math for each, like figuring the hp for a level 5 rogue or whatever in each way you've listed? –  BESW Apr 1 at 4:21

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Each time you gain a level you will add your constitution modifier and one roll of your hit die to your previous max HP. If a barbarian with 18 constitution levels up he takes his previous max plus a roll of a d12 plus 4 for his constitution modifier.

On a related note if your CON modifier increases later you gain hit points retroactively for all previous levels.

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Welcome to rpg.se! Please take a look at the tour and the help center; they're a useful introduction to the site. What happens if your Con modifier goes down later on? –  BESW Apr 1 at 5:45

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