Song of the Ages
We will be doing character creation in person during the first session, and we will be using an array system. You can choose from one of the following three arrays and assign them as you want:
Specialized – 18, 14, 12, 11, 10, 6
Average – 16, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8
Balanced – 14, 14, 12, 12, 11, 10
You are welcome to play any of the common races, with special approval for any of the uncommon races. Most likely that will be fine, but there may be some unique elements of your backstory if you are playing a Dragonborn or Tiefling, etc.
Remember that first and foremost you are creating a Character, not just a character sheet. When you choose your background from the PHB, please consider how that effects your character’s history rather than just choosing the one that gives you the skill proficiencies you want.
We will be starting at level 1. Any of the standard classes are available, however, if you are playing a Warlock we should have a chat.
Make sure that you fill in your personality elements as described in Chapter 4: 2 personality traits, one ideal, one bond, and one flaw. (at least) In addition, I will be talking to each of you about your backstory and each character will have at least one character secret at the start of the game.
If you don’t own a copy of the Player’s Handbook, not a problem, there will be at least one to look at at the table when we play, and in the meantime the Basic Rules should have most of what you need.