Changing the Way We Build Characters


April 21st, 2023

47 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

If you are like us, you've probably built more characters than you will ever play. But what if you had to play a character to build them? The idea is that as a 0 level character, you play in a short mini-campaign that showcases an influential time in your character's life that shaped who they would become. We discuss how this work with starting with only 2d6 in each ability score, gaining stats, skill, languages and spells as your character blossoms. We also discuss some fun ways to take the levels out of leveling up, and look at ways exciting ways to motivate players to lean into the role play of character development.

We also discuss the idea of "rolling with emphasis" -- taking the most extreme result from rolling two d20s.

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