The system we will be using is Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition.
The biggest thing you can do to prepare is to have an idea of who your character is going to be. Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a role-playing game, meaning you take the role of a character, one who has a life and personality of his own. In Dungeons and Dragons, you can play as whoever you want to be; from rich to poor, strong to weak, genius levels of intelligence, all the way to being as dumb and tough as a brick. There are a couple of things you can think about while imagining your character.
- Physical characteristics such as your Race, age, sex, and unique features.
- Your past, or what you did before this quest. Can be anything you can think of.
- Your adventurer training, or your class. This represents the majority of the combat skills you have gained, as well as their source. You might associate yourself with multiple classes, such as a Fighter who has learned some Wizard spells, or a Rogue trained in the martial arts of a Monk.
- What your personality, morals, and goals are. This ties into why you are responding to the request for aid from Lord Hawkshield.
If you have any questions or want to send me your character idea so I can more easily prepare for you, then feel free to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, while the rules of how to play D&D will be explained at the table, resources are available for those wanting to be extra prepared. The basic rules for D&D can be found here. This contains the complete rules for the game, some of the common races, and a small selection of classes. Again, while you may find knowledge of how the game is played to be useful, the assumption will be that most people will not know the rules, so view these at your own discretion.
We will be using 1st level characters made using point buy or the standard array for stats. No racial restrictions will be applied to Sword Coast classes. Use the default equipment for a character of your class and background. If your build requires unique equipment then message me for exceptions.
You can use the Player's Handbook, Elemental Evil Players Companion, and the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. All errata will be followed. Any other resources must be approved by me before play.
We will be following the house rules found here.
You can message me if you have any questions or requests at email@example.com