Quote Originally Posted by LeadHero5 View Post
9. Item eligibility? (THACO rules) You can count your starting armor as 'free' and we have a free mod fort item. I think the 'trapper' should be allowed as free, at level spot/search items that are found in quest. I'm still fuzzy about Heirloom myself.
Hey guys, Had just a short time to say "Hey". Good luck on your first adventure!

Starting Armor should only count if it's non-magic, "battleworn". Prob just a lot easier to spend some coin. Your call.
The "Fortification Item" as Fedora pointed out won't be usable til, like, 5th level. It is an "Administrative" item given to everyone in order to lengthen fights and give the players an edge. (WE can inflict criticals, monsters can't inflict so many)
As far as trapping skills go, playing ELITE was the reason all priority went to Spot, Search and Disarm. Trap DC's in ELITE are generally 6 or so points higher than NORMAL, with a FEW traps a few points higher, depending on the trap. You should adventure at HARD difficulty only. In the long run, I think you will find it more fun.
If a Rogue prioitizes Spot, Search, and Disarm (in that order), along with the Korthos Set, he should doo well in at least levels 1-3 on HARD.

Have fun.