Your first step in playing an adventurer in the Dungeons & Dragons game is to imagine and create a character of your own. Your character is a combination of game statistics, roleplaying hooks, and your imagination.
You choose a race (such as human or halfling) and a class (such as fighter or wizard). You also invent the personality, appearance, and backstory of your character.
Once completed, your character serves as your representative in the game, your avatar in the Dungeons & Dragons world.
The 6 Steps to Creating a Character from the Players Handbook:
- Choose a Race
- Choose a Class
- Determine Ability Scores
- Describe Your Character
- Choose Equipment
- Come Together
We have broken this down into the following sections, which we believe give a better understanding of how your character will develop over the course of a game.
Everything above is covered, with the addition of Feats and Multiclassing. Those are also choices that can significantly impact your character as you level. It’s good to know what your choices are ahead of time.
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Rich is an avid D&D player and DM. He has been playing since the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st and 2nd editions. He has run campaigns of various editions with family and friends for over 20 years. Playing DnD 5th Edition in person at local game stores and online with VTT’s over the past 10 years has provided a consistent connection to how the game has grown. He strongly believes in understanding the source material, but catering the games to your individual players. Feel free to ask anything in the comments or drop him an email: [email protected].