Category Archives: Character Creation

What’s in a name?

Here are links to the PDFs: Updated List 1: Dwarves, Elves & Half-Elves, Halflings, Half-Orc, Humans Updated List 2: Dragonborn, Drow, Genasi, Gnomes, & Tieflings My players are creating new characters for an upcoming campaign, and one of the morefrustrating and time-consuming … Continue reading

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Wild Shape & Conjure Animals

Admittedly, this is of lesser value than my other posts since it is a custom house rule in our game group.  I will preface that I do not like to reduce (nerf), either actual or perceived, a player’s ability to play per the … Continue reading

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Session Zero Part 10: Group Template

Everything is going great.  All of the players have come together and created characters, where there were none.  They have tied their characters to your setting.  Everyone participated, contributed, and (hopefully) had a good time doing it.  It can seem … Continue reading

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Session Zero Part 9: Life-Altering Conflicts, Final Thoughts, and Names

As we begin the wrap up character creation, we get to a seminal moment in our character’s life.  We have been building to the idea there was a life-altering event that changed everything. Section 16: Word Associations In this section, … Continue reading

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Session Zero Part 8: Background & Class Follow-ups

The angry aristocrat rushes into the blacksmith’s stall. “You there! This set of padlocks you sold me, not only failed to keep out a thief, it probably could not keep out the three urchins standing outside this so-called shop.  You … Continue reading

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Session Zero Part 7: Law Breaking, Love & Loss, and Life & Death

In Part 5, your players learned some bits about where and who you their characters are from.  They learned some of the habits and quirks they have picked up in your years in the realm.  In Part 6, they learned about what … Continue reading

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Session Zero Part 6: Opinions, Beliefs, and Hobbies

Last time, we found out about your relatives and how deeply tied your family is to the campaign location.  We learned personal information you probably do not tell most folks.   We even uncovered that you have an unusual talent that you might … Continue reading

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