List of Kits with Numbers

There were a lot of kits in Second Edition D&D. They can make good character concepts or serve as interesting backgrounds. And they can be even better when used cross-class; for example, myrmidon magic-users or elven minstrel clerics. What the hell is an elven minstrel cleric? You tell me. Maybe your referee will even allow you to attach a minor mechanical benefit to the kit (as Dyson does here), or you can grab some of the abilities from the official books (page numbers are provided in parentheses). For example, maybe your witch fighter can brew up one healing potion per week for 100 GP in components. I would also suggest adding some free, appropriate starting gear (similar to what Warhammer does with career trappings). See also: Jack’s random gothic careers (part 1 and part 2).

To use dice with these tables, you can either roll on one of the class-specific tables, or roll 1d15 to pick the PHBR subtable and then roll another die to select the kit. For nonstandard die sizes, just use the next die size up and reroll results that are out of range (for example, to roll 1d18, just roll 1d20 and reroll 19s and 20s; the probabilities are identical).

A massive d203 table that contains all the kits is provided at the bottom, if you prefer that sort of thing. Idea: use this big table sort of like the DCC occupation table (see page 4 of the linked PDF). One could also use this table to randomly determine race by assuming that characters of kits without explicitly listed races are human by default.

Links below are to PDFs on D&D Classics. Yes, I know there are kits in other books too, but I wanted to keep this to the PHBR series, just for my own sanity. This is also not a new idea, but putting numbers in front of things might add some utility, and the kit list here is more extensive. For the complete race books, I have also included the class and race for which the kit was intended (just ignore that if you are using the kits as backgrounds for characters of any class).

1. The Complete Fighter’s Handbook

  1. Amazon (14)
  2. Barbarian (16)
  3. Beast-Rider (18)
  4. Berserker (18)
  5. Cavalier (22)
  6. Gladiator (24)
  7. Myrmidon (25)
  8. Noble Warrior (26)
  9. Peasant Hero (29)
  10. Pirate/Outlaw (30)
  11. Samurai (31)
  12. Savage (32)
  13. Swashbuckler (34)
  14. Wilderness Warrior (35)

2. The Complete Thief’s Handbook

  1. Acrobat (24)
  2. Adventurer (25)
  3. Assassin (26)
  4. Bandit (27)
  5. Beggar (28)
  6. Bounty Hunter (29)
  7. Buccaneer (31)
  8. Burglar (33)
  9. Cutpurse (34)
  10. Fence (36)
  11. Investigator (37)
  12. Scout (37)
  13. Smuggler (39)
  14. Spy (41)
  15. Swashbuckler (41)
  16. Swindler (43)
  17. Thug (43)
  18. Troubleshooter 44)

3. The Complete Priest’s Handbook

  1. Amazon Priestess (97)
  2. Barbarian/Berserker Priest (99)
  3. Fighting-Monk (100)
  4. Nobleman Priest (101)
  5. Outlaw Priest (103)
  6. Pacifist Priest (104)
  7. Peasant Priest (105)
  8. Prophet Priest (106)
  9. Savage Priest (107)
  10. Scholar Priest (108)

4. The Complete Wizard’s Handbook

  1. Academician (35)
  2. Amazon Sorceress (36)
  3. Anagakok (38)
  4. Militant Wizard (39)
  5. Mystic (40)
  6. Patrician (42)
  7. Peasant Wizard (43)
  8. Savage Wizard (43)
  9. Witch (45)
  10. Wu Jen (49)

5. The Complete Psionics Handbook

No kits here! If you’re using these tables full-random and get this result, give yourself some wild talent powers. The wild talent table is on pages 20 and 21. Or you could roll for a power from this simple psion class.

6. The Complete Book of Dwarves

  1. Warrior: Animal Master (50)
  2. Warrior: Axe For Hire (51)
  3. Warrior: Clansdwarf (52)
  4. Warrior: Hearth Guard (53)
  5. Warrior: Battlerager (54)
  6. Warrior: Highborn (57)
  7. Warrior: Outcast (58)
  8. Warrior: Rapid Response Rider (59)
  9. Warrior: Sharpshooter (60)
  10. Priest: Crafts Priests (61)
  11. Priest: Pariah (62)
  12. Priest: Patrician (63)
  13. Priest: Ritual Priest (64)
  14. Warrior/Priest: Champion (64)
  15. Warrior/Priest: Temple Guard (65)

7. The Complete Bard’s Handbook

  1. True Bard (16)
  2. Blade (18)
  3. Charlatan (21)
  4. Gallant (25)
  5. Gypsy-bard (28)
  6. Herald (31)
  7. Jester (34)
  8. Jongleur (36)
  9. Loremaster (38)
  10. Meistersinger (41)
  11. Riddlemaster (44)
  12. Skald (47)
  13. Thespian (49)

8. The Complete Book of Elves

  1. Priest: Herbalist (83)
  2. Warrior: Archer (84)
  3. Warrior: Wilderness Runner (85)
  4. Warrior: Windrider (86)
  5. Mage/Thief: Elven Minstrel (87)
  6. Mage/Thief: Spellfilcher (87)
  7. Fighter/Mage: Bladesinger (88)
  8. Fighter/Mage: War Wizard (90)
  9. Fighter/Thief: Huntsman (91)
  10. Fighter/Mage/Thief: Collector (92)
  11. Fighter/Mage/Thief: Infiltrator (94)
  12. Any class: Undead Slayer (94)

9. The Complete Book of Gnomes and Halflings

  1. Gnome fighter: Breachgnome (45)
  2. Gnome fighter: Goblinsticker (46)
  3. Gnome thief: Mouseburglar (48)
  4. Gnome thief: Tumbler (49)
  5. Gnome illusionist: Imagemaker (50)
  6. Gnome illusionist: Vanisher (51)
  7. Gnome thief/Illusionist: Buffoon (52)
  8. Gnome fighter/Thief: Stalker (53)
  9. Gnome priest: Rocktender (54)
  10. Gnome priest: Treetender (55)
  11. Halfling fighter: Archer (93)
  12. Halfling fighter: Forestwalker (94)
  13. Halfling fighter: Homesteader (96)
  14. Halfling fighter: Mercenary (98)
  15. Halfling fighter: Sherriff (99)
  16. Halfling fighter: Squire (101)
  17. Halfling fighter: Tunnelrat (102)
  18. Halfling thief: Bandit (103)
  19. Halfling thief: Bilker (106)
  20. Halfling thief: Burglar (108)
  21. Halfling thief: Smuggler (110)
  22. Halfling thief: Urchin (112)
  23. Halfling fighter/thief: Cartographer (113)
  24. Halfling fighter/thief: Trader (115)
  25. Halfling fighter/thief: Traveler (117)
  26. Halfling cleric: Healer (118)
  27. Halfling cleric: Leaftender (119)
  28. Halfling cleric: Oracle (120)

10. The Complete Book of Humanoids

  1. Tribal Defender (65)
  2. Mine Rowdy (66)
  3. Pit Fighter (67)
  4. Saurial Paladin (69)
  5. Sellsword (70)
  6. Wilderness Protector (72)
  7. Wizard: Hedge Wizard (74)
  8. Wizard: Humanoid Scholar (75)
  9. Wizard: Outlaw Mage (76)
  10. Priest: Shaman (78)
  11. Priest: Witch Doctor (79)
  12. Priest: Oracle (80)
  13. Priest: War Priest (81)
  14. Priest: Wandering Mystic (82)
  15. Rogue: Scavenger (84)
  16. Rogue: Tramp (85)
  17. Rogue: Tunnel Rat (86)
  18. Rogue: Shadow (87)
  19. Rogue: Humanoid Bard (88)

11. The Complete Ranger’s Handbook

  1. Beastmaster (47)
  2. Explorer (49)
  3. Falconer (51)
  4. Feralan (52)
  5. Forest Runner (55)
  6. Giant Killer (56)
  7. Greenwood Ranger (59)
  8. Guardian (62)
  9. Justifier (63)
  10. Mountain Man (65)
  11. Pathfinder (67)
  12. Sea Ranger (69)
  13. Seeker (71)
  14. Stalker (73)
  15. Warden (75)

12. The Complete Paladin’s Handbook

  1. True Paladin (46)
  2. Chevalier (46)
  3. Divinate (48)
  4. Envoy (49)
  5. Equerry (50)
  6. Errant (52)
  7. Expatriate (54)
  8. Ghosthunter (56)
  9. Inquisitor (57)
  10. Medician (58)
  11. Militarist (59)
  12. Skyrider (61)
  13. Squire (62)
  14. Votary (65)
  15. Wyrmslayer (66)

13. The Complete Druid’s Handbook

  1. Adviser (25)
  2. Avenger (27)
  3. Beastfriend (28)
  4. Guardian (30)
  5. Hivemaster (31)
  6. Lost Druid (32)
  7. Natural Philosopher (33)
  8. Outlaw (34)
  9. Pacifist (35)
  10. Savage (36)
  11. Shapeshifter (37)
  12. Totemic Druid (39)
  13. Village Druid (39)
  14. Wanderer (41)

14. The Complete Barbarian’s Handbook

  1. Fighter: Brushrunner (37)
  2. Fighter: Brute (40)
  3. Fighter: Forest Lord (42)
  4. Fighter: Islander (43)
  5. Fighter: Plainsrider (46)
  6. Fighter: Ravager (48)
  7. Fighter: Wizard Slayer (50)
  8. Cleric: Dreamwalker (52)
  9. Cleric: Flamespeaker, M’wanga (54)
  10. Cleric: Medicine Man/Medicine Woman (56)
  11. Cleric: Seer (58)
  12. Cleric: Spiritist (60)
  13. Cleric: Witchman, Ulogo (62)

15. The Complete Ninja’s Handbook

  1. Stealer-In (12)
  2. Shadow Warrior (12)
  3. Intruder (13)
  4. Consort (13)
  5. Pathfinder (14)
  6. Lone Wolf (14)
  7. Spirit Warrior (14)

The Massive Single Table Version (d203)

  1. Fighter: Amazon
  2. Fighter: Barbarian
  3. Fighter: Beast-Rider
  4. Fighter: Berserker
  5. Fighter: Cavalier
  6. Fighter: Gladiator
  7. Fighter: Myrmidon
  8. Fighter: Noble Warrior
  9. Fighter: Peasant Hero
  10. Fighter: Pirate/Outlaw
  11. Fighter: Samurai
  12. Fighter: Savage
  13. Fighter: Swashbuckler
  14. Fighter: Wilderness Warrior
  15. Thief: Acrobat
  16. Thief: Adventurer
  17. Thief: Assassin
  18. Thief: Bandit
  19. Thief: Beggar
  20. Thief: Bounty Hunter
  21. Thief: Buccaneer
  22. Thief: Burglar
  23. Thief: Cutpurse
  24. Thief: Fence
  25. Thief: Investigator
  26. Thief: Scout
  27. Thief: Smuggler
  28. Thief: Spy
  29. Thief: Swashbuckler
  30. Thief: Swindler
  31. Thief: Thug
  32. Thief: Troubleshooter
  33. Priest: Amazon Priestess
  34. Priest: Barbarian/Berserker Priest
  35. Priest: Fighting-Monk
  36. Priest: Nobleman Priest
  37. Priest: Outlaw Priest
  38. Priest: Pacifist Priest
  39. Priest: Peasant Priest
  40. Priest: Prophet Priest
  41. Priest: Savage Priest
  42. Priest: Scholar Priest
  43. Wizard: Academician
  44. Wizard: Amazon Sorceress
  45. Wizard: Anagakok
  46. Wizard: Militant Wizard
  47. Wizard: Mystic
  48. Wizard: Patrician
  49. Wizard: Peasant Wizard
  50. Wizard: Savage Wizard
  51. Wizard: Witch
  52. Wizard: Wu Jen
  53. Dwarf Animal Master
  54. Dwarf Axe For Hire
  55. Dwarf Clansdwarf
  56. Dwarf warrior: Hearth Guard
  57. Dwarf warrior: Battlerager
  58. Dwarf warrior: Highborn
  59. Dwarf warrior: Outcast
  60. Dwarf warrior: Rapid Response Rider
  61. Dwarf warrior: Sharpshooter
  62. Dwarf priest: Crafts Priests
  63. Dwarf priest: Pariah
  64. Dwarf priest: Patrician
  65. Dwarf priest: Ritual Priest
  66. Dwarf warrior/priest: Champion
  67. Dwarf warrior/priest: Temple Guard
  68. Bard: True Bard
  69. Bard: Blade
  70. Bard: Charlatan
  71. Bard: Gallant
  72. Bard: Gypsy-bard
  73. Bard: Herald
  74. Bard: Jester
  75. Bard: Jongleur
  76. Bard: Loremaster
  77. Bard: Meistersinger
  78. Bard: Riddlemaster
  79. Bard: Skald
  80. Bard: Thespian
  81. Elf priest: Herbalist
  82. Elf warrior: Archer
  83. Elf warrior: Wilderness Runner
  84. Elf warrior: Windrider
  85. Elf mage/thief: Elven Minstrel
  86. Elf mage/thief: Spellfilcher
  87. Elf fighter/mage: Bladesinger
  88. Elf fighter/mage: War Wizard
  89. Elf fighter/thief: Huntsman
  90. Elf fighter/mage/thief: Collector
  91. Elf fighter/mage/thief: Infiltrator
  92. Elf any class: Undead Slayer
  93. Gnome fighter: Breachgnome
  94. Gnome fighter: Goblinsticker
  95. Gnome thief: Mouseburglar
  96. Gnome thief: Tumbler
  97. Gnome illusionist: Imagemaker
  98. Gnome illusionist: Vanisher
  99. Gnome thief/Illusionist: Buffoon
  100. Gnome fighter/Thief: Stalker
  101. Gnome priest: Rocktender
  102. Gnome priest: Treetender
  103. Halfling fighter: Archer
  104. Halfling fighter: Forestwalker
  105. Halfling fighter: Homesteader
  106. Halfling fighter: Mercenary
  107. Halfling fighter: Sherriff
  108. Halfling fighter: Squire
  109. Halfling fighter: Tunnelrat
  110. Halfling thief: Bandit
  111. Halfling thief: Bilker
  112. Halfling thief: Burglar
  113. Halfling thief: Smuggler
  114. Halfling thief: Urchin
  115. Halfling fighter/thief: Cartographer
  116. Halfling fighter/thief: Trader
  117. Halfling fighter/thief: Traveler
  118. Halfling cleric: Healer
  119. Halfling cleric: Leaftender
  120. Halfling cleric: Oracle
  121. Humanoid warrior: Tribal Defender
  122. Humanoid warrior: Mine Rowdy
  123. Humanoid warrior: Pit Fighter
  124. Humanoid warrior: Saurial Paladin
  125. Humanoid warrior: Sellsword
  126. Humanoid warrior: Wilderness Protector
  127. Humanoid wizard: Hedge Wizard
  128. Humanoid wizard: Scholar
  129. Humanoid wizard: Outlaw Mage
  130. Humanoid priest: Shaman
  131. Humanoid priest: Witch Doctor
  132. Humanoid priest: Oracle
  133. Humanoid priest: War Priest
  134. Humanoid priest: Wandering Mystic
  135. Humanoid rogue: Scavenger
  136. Humanoid rogue: Tramp
  137. Humanoid rogue: Tunnel Rat
  138. Humanoid rogue: Shadow
  139. Humanoid rogue: Humanoid Bard
  140. Ranger: Beastmaster
  141. Ranger: Explorer
  142. Ranger: Falconer
  143. Ranger: Feralan
  144. Ranger: Forest Runner
  145. Ranger: Giant Killer
  146. Ranger: Greenwood Ranger
  147. Ranger: Guardian
  148. Ranger: Justifier
  149. Ranger: Mountain Man
  150. Ranger: Pathfinder
  151. Ranger: Sea Ranger
  152. Ranger: Seeker
  153. Ranger: Stalker
  154. Ranger: Warden
  155. Paladin: True Paladin
  156. Paladin: Chevalier
  157. Paladin: Divinate
  158. Paladin: Envoy
  159. Paladin: Equerry
  160. Paladin: Errant
  161. Paladin: Expatriate
  162. Paladin: Ghosthunter
  163. Paladin: Inquisitor
  164. Paladin: Medician
  165. Paladin: Militarist
  166. Paladin: Skyrider
  167. Paladin: Squire
  168. Paladin: Votary
  169. Paladin: Wyrmslayer
  170. Druid: Adviser
  171. Druid: Avenger
  172. Druid: Beastfriend
  173. Druid: Guardian
  174. Druid: Hivemaster
  175. Druid: Lost Druid
  176. Druid: Natural Philosopher
  177. Druid: Outlaw
  178. Druid: Pacifist
  179. Druid: Savage
  180. Druid: Shapeshifter
  181. Druid: Totemic Druid
  182. Druid: Village Druid
  183. Druid: Wanderer
  184. Barbarian fighter: Brushrunner
  185. Barbarian fighter: Brute
  186. Barbarian fighter: Forest Lord
  187. Barbarian fighter: Islander
  188. Barbarian fighter: Plainsrider
  189. Barbarian fighter: Ravager
  190. Barbarian fighter: Wizard Slayer
  191. Barbarian cleric: Dreamwalker
  192. Barbarian cleric: Flamespeaker, M’wanga
  193. Barbarian cleric: Medicine Man/Medicine Woman
  194. Barbarian cleric: Seer
  195. Barbarian cleric: Spiritist
  196. Barbarian cleric: Witchman, Ulogo
  197. Ninja: Stealer-In
  198. Ninja: Shadow Warrior
  199. Ninja: Intruder
  200. Ninja: Consort
  201. Ninja: Pathfinder
  202. Ninja: Lone Wolf
  203. Ninja: Spirit Warrior

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