What is CBL?


Characters-By-Level (CBL) is a time-saving RPG accessory that comes with pre-generated character PDFs and high quality art files ready to be used in your fantasy RPG games of any level. For those that are only interested in our character artwork, it will be offered separately as its own gaming accessory called Game Avatars (GA). See below for more details about CBL & GA. You can also support CBL through Patreon and receive extra goodies (see below).


RPGs supported by CBL

CBL currently supports Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG only, but we plan to expand CBL to cover other game systems over time like HERO, FATE, D&D 5e, and others. If you do decide to back us through Patreon and select a pledge level where you will receive our character PDFs as a reward, you will be able to download ALL of the PDFs for the game systems that are released with each character. That means you will not be limited to just one game system for your PDF reward. You will get access to all of them and you can choose which ones you want to download! Also, all PDFs released through Patreon will not contain any watermarks.

Supported RPGs :

  • Pathfinder

RPGs in the Works:

  • D&D 5e
  • FATE

This list will be updated as more RPGs are supported.


CBL – Pathfinder Version
(Other game systems listed below)

Characters-By-Level (CBL) is a time-saving RPG accessory that consists of Pathfinder compatible pre-generated characters ready to be used in your Pathfinder games of any level. CBL releases on Patreon are done on a character basis and each character will contain the following 3 things:

  • A 45+ page PDF book containing 1 pre-generated character with NPC & PC stat blocks for levels 1-20
  • Separate, high quality artwork files (jpegs) of that character
  • Pathfinder Hero Lab portfolios for that character


All of our characters include descriptions detailing their character builds, backgrounds, physical descriptions, and personality traits plus ways to help you to fit them into your games. The details tend to be more generic due to the fact that our characters are not campaign specific, but we provide enough information so you will be able to use them in your games with little effort. Unlike other sources that offer pre-generated characters, we provide complete NPC as well as PC stat blocks for levels 1-20 for all of our characters which will allow you to use them in any of your Pathfinder games regardless of level. Additionally, every stat block beyond level 1 is based off the level immediately preceding it, providing a logical progression as the character increases in level.

Our characters’ NPC stat blocks are based on the 15-point buy method or the default NPC heroic ability scores listed in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. PC stat blocks use 20-point builds with two starting traits. All race, class, skill, feat, equipment, spell, and trait choices are selected from the following Pathfinder Roleplaying Game rulebooks: Core Rulebook, Advanced Class Guide, Advanced Player’s Guide, Advanced Race Guide, Bestiaries 1-4, Ultimate Campaign, Ultimate Combat, Ultimate Equipment, and Ultimate Magic. As you can see there is a lot of material to draw from that will allow us to create a wide variety of interesting characters to use in your campaigns.

By providing NPC and PC stat blocks for all our characters, GMs and players will find CBL a very useful gaming accessory for their games.


PDF Book

Our PDF books are done in a professional, letter-sized layout that is printer-friendly.

Here are some sample layouts of one of our characters.

Gilmere Vandoren - Page Layout Example 1


Click pictures to enlarge.



We hire talented artists to draw high quality colored bust portraits of all our characters. Besides using our character art inside our PDFs, the same artwork is available as separate jpeg image files of various sizes and styles so that they can be used in your games or as desktop wallpapers.

Here is a list of the character image files you will receive:

  • Website avatars
  • Virtual tabletop avatars with 4 different colored token rings
  • Character visual aid pictures
  • Full-screen and portrait size wallpapers at 1920×1200, 1920×1080, & 1366×768 resolutions

With the exception of our virtual tabletop tokens and website avatars, all CBL artwork files are for offline personal use only!

Here are some examples of our character artwork that will be released through CBL.


Click picture to enlarge.

All of our latest character artwork will be posted on our activity page here and on our Facebook page.


Hero Lab Portfolios

CBL includes NPC & PC Hero Lab portfolios of all of our characters as a bonus to patrons that use that program for their Pathfinder games.


CBL – Non-Pathfinder Versions

As other game systems are supported by CBL, they will be given their own section on our Patreon page detailing how we created the characters for that particular RPG. All non-Pathfinder versions will be laid out similar to the Pathfinder version above when it comes to PDF layouts and character details. However, Hero Lab portfolios may not be provided for other game systems either due to cost of buying the proper licensing or not being supported by Hero Lab.


What is GA: Game Avatars?

Game Avatars (GA) is our RPG gaming accessory that only contains the character artwork files from our Characters-By-Level (CBL) product line (see CBL – Patreon Pathfinder Version – Artwork section above). It is for those who don’t play Paizo’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game or other game systems that we support, but still want to use our character artwork in their RPG games.

For Supporting CBL Through Patreon

For people that support CBL through Patreon.com, besides paying less for CBL releases, patrons can also receive alternate character artwork and exclusive CBL characters.


Alternate CBL Character Artwork

Depending on your pledge level, Patreon supporters can receive alternate artwork versions that are created for each one of our characters that wasn’t used for their regular release. This includes different color schemes, physical features, and clothing & armor designs.

Here is an example of two versions of our draconic-blooded sorceress character.


The left picture is the regular version of this character while the right one is an alternate version. Supporters that select either of our deluxe pledge levels will receive both versions.

Please be aware that not all of our characters will come with alternate artwork. However, we will make sure that deluxe supporters will receive a fair amount of alternate artwork to justify their pledges.


Exclusive CBL Characters

We do plan to release a character every now and then that will be exclusive only to our Patreon supporters. We don’t plan to do this often, but when we do, we will make them unique and interesting to the best of our ability. We will also toss in some bonus art as well for all of our supporters to enjoy!

Here is an example of one character that will be exclusive to Patreon.



CBL Artists

Artists that have created character artwork for CBL:

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