Dungeons & Dragons: Character Origin
Recently (Pre-Stranger Things, post-Freaks and Geeks), I played Dungeons & Dragons for the first time.
I had always been interested in playing.
But I had never been interested in telling anyone that.
Now I'm almost 30, so who am I trying to impress?
To begin, I created a character and origin story.
My character is a barbarian.
Cue heavy metal.
Hit Points*: 41
*Basically, the amount of life you have.
When interacting with things far larger and angrier than yourself, these are important.
But first, D&D 101:
- Each player has a piece that represents their character.
Example: Someone chose a pencil sharpener and now it's a wood elf.
- Each square on the board represents 5ft. Characters have a limit of how many squares they can move per turn.
Example: Grim can move 30ft per turn. Watch out.
- There are a lot of dice and some of them have 20 sides.
Example: All of the dice in the picture (below). Including the ones with 20 sides.