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Level difference is a dangerously big factor. It's been a few years1 since I played Basic and Expert D&D (We never reached Companion/Expert level in our games) but similarly to most other versions of (A)D&D a few levels difference can bring a massive power change. The Magic User and Cleric classes especially have some fearsome spells by character ...


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This comes from personal experience, and it depends on what you would like to have happen. If you want to have the leaving character potentially come back: that character is going on a side quest. Something personal takes up that character's time, and they want to do it on their own. This justifies the character coming back and being at a similar ...


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Yes your character can meet up with old friends, but no you can't have them give your character free stuff. When you create a character, that character starts with a certain amount of wealth -- generally the DM will tell you how much. For example the DMG recommends that a second-level character starts with 900gp worth of equipment; a 10th level character ...


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Magic Gear at Character Creation Gear has a listed cost (see Magic Items in the DMG). Your character has an amount of starting gold depending on level. That gold can be spent on gear even if your character cannot craft it personally. It is assumed that he went, and bought, the gear. From someone who can craft it. Or found it in a tomb or whatever - WBL ...


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The Dungeon Master's Guide gives DMs advice on how to treat NPCs friendly to the party on page 104. It makes a distinction between Allies, Cohorts, Followers, and Hirelings. Allies The DMG describes allies as: Those who help the PCs with information, equipment, or a place to stay the night. The section describes an NPC, Viran Rainsong, that gives the ...


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Short Answer: Yes, if it's part of the story. Long Answer: Sure, but it may be a bad idea - without knowing the game system and setting, and how they're affected by comparative power levels, it may not be balanced and it may not be fun for the whole table. In a video game (particularly an MMO), outfitting a new character is called twinking - it's generally ...



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