My character is a Ranger with a hit die of 1d8. How do I determine how many hit points I have at 1st level (ex. how many times do I roll the die, are there any modifiers that I add to the roll, etc.) What do I do when I go up each level; the same as when I create a level 1 character?
Also, what modifiers are added to the die rolls for other classes. Thank you.
The D&D 3.5 Player’s Handbook will explain all this in detail for you…
However, when you go up a level, unless there are specific reasons (which your DM would tell you, so otherwise, don’t worry about it), you get the same modifiers for HP as you did for 1st level, and every level in between.
Most DMs (including this one) give maximum HP at first level, including any Constitution bonuses.
And, just so you know, in nearly all cases, HP are determined by rolling your Hit Die ONCE, and adding your Constitution modifier (not the Constitution SCORE, just the + or – modifier).
Earlier versions of D&D had different HP modifiers for different classes (warrior types were granted more HP as a bonus for high Constitution, whereas other classes peaked at a lower value as a bonus). As far as I know, in 3.5 D&D, all classes are entitled to the same bonuses, but just have different hit dice.
Hope this helps.
D&d 3.5 Character Creation