Adventuring along the Spine of the World and the norther reaches of Faerun is dangerous. The wise adventurer knows his character's traits and abilities well, for such knowledge goes a long way towards making the right decisions and staying alive. This section contains all the information you could need on the various player character attributes, races, classes, and spells.
A strong arm, a quick mind and nimble fingers are all required to keep your party alive in northern Faerun's harshest regions, so you should become intimately familiar with your character's abilities.
One's orientation to the world will not only affect your own actions, but the actions of those that you encounter and those that you invite to travel with you. Look here for an explanation of the game's alignment system.
You have several choices when deciding your characters' professions, and it pays to choose wisely. What kind of character do you wish to play? Consult these pages before choosing or you could have deep regrets.
The fifty-three standard portraits you will be able to choose for your party members in Icewind Dale and Heart of Winter.
While humans are the most common race to be encountered in the areas around Icewind Dale, there are others that you may encounter or choose to play as. This complete index will give you all the information you need to prepare for your dealings with each race.
What romp through the Forgotten Realms would be complete without a little spellcraft? Magic plays a huge part in the game, so it would be wise to take a few moments to peruse our collection of spell lists and descriptions.