Session #0: Character Creation

An unlikely group of people come together, some in a tavern called "The Laughing Goblin", and then meeting another outside at the docks in the Port of Arazak. They begin an adventure that could lead them to interesting information, and possibly have lasting effects on the region as a whole.



The campaign will be starting at level 1, and will be using the creation rules found in the player handbook.

The setting is Andy’s Kethos Campaign Setting, you don’t need to read the entire thing, its long, both he and I can help to determine where your characters are from etc.

We will be using regular experience, meaning that characters will gain experience for what they kill (or avoid killing by creative means) and will level once they are at the appropriate experience point values.

Stats are either point buy with a max of 15 points in a stat and total of 27 points, or standard array found in the players handbook, (15,14,13,12,10,8, your choice what goes where), then add your racial bonuses.

Hit points can be rolled for after character creation. At the time of character creation, use the hit point max for your class at level 1 to determine your starting hit points, and then following the rules for your class for second level.

Racial options from below, with the following exceptions (No Aarakocra, Kenku, Firbolg, Taxabi, or Yuan-ti Pureblood). If you need a copy of any of these books, let me know and I will provide one.

  • Player Handbook
  • Volo’s Guide to Monsters
  • Elemental Evil Companion
  • Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide
  • Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

*Due to their rarity in this setting, full blooded Elves need to be cleared with the DM, as they’re may be some stipulations, such as age and background.

Class Options from the following. If you need a copy of any of these books, let me know and I will provide one.

  • Player Handbook
  • Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide
  • Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

Backgrounds can be from anywhere, though they may need to be massaged to fit into the setting, which is fine.