By Marcus Pan
Following is a checklist outline dealing with the natural
aging of characters. The age categories in DMG p. 12-13 should be used, as well
as the Diseases & Parasites tables on p. 13-14 (contractions and infections
are checked only once a year unless special situations occur).
Any items carried are also subject to age. Each is assigned
a % value that is checked every year (5%/2% starting for normal/magical items).
Any that are rolled under the current % means that item is no longer usable for
that character as it is worn out or used up.
As far as upkeep and yearly bills go, monthly fees are
compounded at the end of each year instead of monthly. Any character owing over
10,000GP will be sought after for debtor's prison.
I. Raise current age by one
A. Check for new age category, if yes adjust abilities
II. Adjust weight
1. 01% to 50% - lost 1D20 pounds
2. 51% to 100% - gained 1D20 pounds
III. Adjust height
1. 01% to 50% - shrunk 1D6 inches
2. 51% to 100% - grew 1D6 inches
IV. Determine disease contraction and problems
V. Determine parasitic infection and problems
VI. Item aging
A. Raise remaining items 5% (2% if magical)
VII. Upkeep and bill payments
A. 1000 X (level)
1. Current debtors: debt X (D20%) for interest
NOTE: Debtors owing more than 10,000GP will be sought after
for debtor's prison.