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December 11th, 2007
Eschalon: Book I Review
by Scorpia

Char generation screenAs many know by now, Eschalon is billed as an “old-school” style of game. That’s certainly true. It brings back several features that are rarely, if ever, seen in the modern crop of CRPGs.

Foremost is character creation based on dice rolls. The last game I recall with that is Wizardry 8, so it’s been awhile. These dice generate a spread of 7-14, and can be re-rolled as much as you like. Then you augment the results from a pool of 15 points, along with a small bonus to two stats by choosing one of four backgrounds.

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