Introduction to Tabletop Games Part 3

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Greetings fellow Arcaders! I know it’s been a while since my last article, but I am back! Many things have happened since our last correspondence! I have officially been playing Dungeons and Dragons for a year, my character Andraste was killed during a battle, and I’m preparing for a one shot game. Lets get started!

I have been playing Dungeons and Dragons for a year now with my friends from work. I played Pathfinder before D&D, but I have more experience in leveling up in D&D. I have been playing the same high elf cleric named Andraste since we started. Andraste is now a level 11 Life Cleric with many powerful spells including Revivify, and Mass Cure Wounds.

Maybe some of you are wondering why I’m not using past tense when explaining my cleric since I mentioned she died, and that’s because was dead but is alive again. While traversing the treacherous land of Barovia, my group of adventurers stumbled upon an evil entity named Baba Lysaga (a strong resemblance to Baba Yaga). Baba Lysaga attacked our group with her animated hut. After 2 failed attacks against the hut (the hut only had 3 hit points left), Andraste was crushed. A Celestial Abbott brought Andraste back to life, but is she still the same? That’s something only time will tell.

I highly recommend checking out the Roll20 Compendium, a Dungeon and Dragons wiki page, Handbooker Helper videos on YouTube, and D&D Beyond if you are interested in creating a character. I recently had to create a level 20 character for a one shot game (a game that can be completed in one sitting and doesn’t continue into other days of playing) and I used those sources to stats, spells, and magical items.

As a newer player to D&D myself, I recommend searching for and looking up the races and classes for possible characters. Some races have sub races and classes have sub classes that add flavor to characters. Stumped on a name, then check out name generators to see randomized names. Experiment with ability scores and mold your character based on abilities. Have fun with it! Now go out there and be the best chsrchara you can be!