Online Manual - Character Generation
Character Generation in Gemstone Dragon begins after you click on the Start Game button.
It is very simple. At first you only need to pick your character's portrait, gender and type a name for your character. So, you can begin adventuring as fast as possible.
While you are in the game, you will be able to further develop your character by assigning points to his/her abilities, skills and weapon proficiencies and also gain new spells.
You have 5 primary abilities. These determine what items you can use. For example most melee weapons require a minimum strength value and missile weapons require a minimum dexterity value.
You begin the game with three very important and necessary skills. During the course of the game you will be able to aquire more skills that will aid you in your quest.
Impoving your weapon expertise in a family of weapons will give you an attack and damage bonus when attacking with this family of weapons. Each point gives a +1 attack bonus and every second point gives you a +1 damage bonus. Every time you go up a level, you get 1 point to spend on a weapon proficiency.
A quest is a journey towards a goal. The objects of quests require great exertion on the part of the hero, and the overcoming of many obstacles, typically including much travel, which also allows the storyteller to showcase exotic locations and cultures.