Highest-Level Locals

All PC classes are less common than the DMG indicates. Spellcasters will be rarer still. The following table replaces the "Highest level locals" table in the DMG page 139.

Of course this table represents the good or non-aligned locals that exist as background to your campaign. Those forces aligned against the characters can be significantly strong and diverse as desired.

ClassCharacter level
Adept 1 + community modifier
Aristocrat 1d4 + community modifier
Barbarian 1d3 - community modifier + 1
Bard community modifier
Cleric community modifier
Commoner 4d4 + community modifier
Druid 1d2 - community modifier + 1
Expert 3d4 + community modifier
Fighter 1d2 + community modifier
Monk community modifier
Paladin community modifier
Ranger 1d4 - community modifier + 1
Rogue 1d8 + community modifier
Sorcerer community modifier - 2
Warrior 2d4 + community modifier
Wizard community modifier - 2

At the DM's discretion, groups of smaller communities can be considered as amalgamated, and each amalgamation can be considered as a higher population centre for determining the highest level local for the entire area. For example, a cluster of 4-5 Thorps can be considered as a hamlet for purposes of determining the local class populations.

See also S. John Ross's excellent demography article.