Any character in Amicas, except monks, may attempt to cast spells. Spells listed for Cleric or Paladin may only be cast by characters of that class unless another class is listed on the spell. Except for the specifics listed in this document, all other class restrictions on casting, such as alignment restrictions and preparation of spells apply. Those with only Barbarian, Fighter, and/or Rogue levels can cast any spell they know without preparing it ahead of time. Monks will not have access to spells, but will have greater access to Ki Points and Powers.
Three characters will be created for each player. One primary character to start play and two back-up characters. All characters should be related and the two not being played should be 'missing' in some fashion. If a character dies in play, one of the back-up characters will join the group.
All characters start without a class and will essentially be a level 0 character. Use the rules below to build your starting character. Class levels will then be applied on top of this starting character base. All characters will start from one of the small agrarian villages they live in.