Welcome to The Balance!
The campaign intro is on the Front Page of the website, and the world map can be found on the Maps page. More information is coming shortly.
Schedule: I'll run the campaign every Sunday from <u>1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.</u>
You are welcome to come as early as noon if you want to hang out for a bit before the session. D&D will start promptly at 1 PM – please come on time! Similarly, you are also welcome to grab dinner with Alex and/or me after the session ends.
I will host a character creation session this Sunday, January 8. We won't start the game just yet, but you can come and I'll answer all of your questions about the campaign, 5th edition, etc. We'll almost certainly play board games afterwards since it won't be a full day.
The first session will be Sunday, January 15. We'll still take a little time to build characters for anyone who couldn't make the January 8 session (it's late notice after all), but I plan to start the campaign moving on the 15th.
Characters will start at level 3 using D&D 5e rules. The Player's Handbook is all you really need, since Wizards has never published anything like a PHB 2 for 5e. That said, if you have supplemental material you are welcome to use it with my permission.
You can roll for stats, and it's pretty generous:
- Roll 4d6 six times, drop the lowest die roll each time
- If you like the rolls, keep it!
- If you don't like the rolls, you can roll 4d6 six times as above
- If you like the rolls for the second set, keep it!
- If not, you can use point buy or the standard array (15,14,13,12,10,8)
Pretty much the only restrictions on rolling are (1) you can't roll the second set of stats and go back to the first set, and (2) I have to see the rolls or they don't count.
If you have any questions, you can text/email/use the forums on this website to ask them.