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Were clerics without a god limited in how many levels they could gain?

No. Rules for the level of cleric that a given god—or lack thereof—could sponsor went out with 3rd edition, and haven’t returned. While narratively interesting, they made for awful gameplay and meta ...
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Does the Draconic Aura feat improve by character level or class level?

This feat is notoriously poorly worded, so take everything about it with a grain of salt. It is probably better for a DM to just rule on it however they would like it to work, than to try to determine ...
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For an exponent 1-4 skill, do I have to fill all my routine tests before I can start counting difficult + challenging ones?

Tests may be recorded in any order BWG p. 45, "Converting or Substituting Tests": What if my character is one routine test from advancing his skill, but has tons of difficult tests? This ...
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Were clerics without a god limited in how many levels they could gain?

There was no such limitation in 3rd or 3.5. Your recollection is incorrect. On the whole and in every way that matters, clerics without a deity are mechanically the same as clerics with a deity. ...
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Impacts caused by attribute progression in Cairn/Mausritter?

There's nothing special about 11 The lower the score, the greater the chance that the ability will increase, but the fall-off is linear. The random variable for going from \$n\$ to \$n+1\$ is ...
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Epic Characters and Creatures Advancement Rules

"You told me to go back to the beginning. So I have." For PCs, I suggest following the Epic Level Handbook (EL) (July 2002) on Monsters as Epic Characters that, in part, says [T]he ...
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Epic Characters and Creatures Advancement Rules

When a single-class epic character gains a level, he or she may choose to increase the level of his or her current class or pick up a new class at 1st level. The standard rules for multiclass ...
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For an exponent 1-4 skill, do I have to fill all my routine tests before I can start counting difficult + challenging ones?

I have played, discussed and game mastered Burning wheel with a number of different people (from different countries) and have never met the interpretation where one has to first gather routine tests ...
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What means exist to increase more than three skills to Expert/Master/Legendary?

Thaumaturge's Tome Impelment A Thaumaturge who chooses Tome as one of their implements gets to choose any two skills to be Trained in every day. This increases to Expert with levels, Master if it is ...
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Do bloodline ECL increases reduce how many class levels a character can get?

I saw this post in a search and despite the age, I just had to address the misinformation considering its prevalence in Google. KRyan is incorrect, Bloodline levels “do not increase a character's ...
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Can all creatures choose between advancing Hit Dice by type and advancing by class when leveling up?

No, each option has creatures that cannot use it There are creatures who can only advance by HD, and other creatures who can only advance by class level. Therefore, it is not true that all creatures ...
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What character growth happens beyond level 20?

Epic Boons are the only advancement past 20. As you have observed, the rules for Beyond 1st Level do not permit advancement past 20th level. That is, while this section does not contain a statement ...
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