Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:34

Getting started

Written by Master Athan

The Basics

In order to start playing the Dungeons & Dragons game, each player must create an adventurer (also called a character) and team up with other adventurers to embark upon magical adventures within a fantasy setting.

Apart from the players the game also requires a Dungeon Master. The Dungeon Master takes the role of the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur and playing the role of the inhabitants.

The characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge.

What you must to do

The first thing you must do, if you wish to join the Bloodvale Campaign, is to imagine the kind of character you would like to play. The basic things that define you character are his/her race and class. You can find the available races and classes along with descriptions and some cool pics in the Class and Race sections of our website. 

Each race and class has its own special rules and together they affect the success or failure of the majority of the things a character does in the game. If you are not familiar with those rules and you do not want to do research, don't worry because we will be there to explain them to you at the beginning of the game.

Keep in mind that the core and soul of the game is not based on rules and math, so the only thing you must really do is have a quick look at the available classes and races and see what would fit best to the image of the character you would like to play the most.

Race and class are far from the only things needed to create a character. In order to make a unique adventurer you must think of everything that defines him or her as an individual in the fantasy world in which you are going to play.

You can start with the name. Think of an appropriate name for you character, that sounds cool and matches with his or her race. For example Grogg is a very good name for a half-orc marauder, but it would not go well with an elegant high elf. You could even choose to have a family name as well.

After you think of a name you must create the background of your character. To do so you must imagine things like:

Age

Family status

Friends

The early years

Important events in life before the start of the game

Ethics

Personal goals 

You can write a short summary of your character's past, up until the day before the start of the game. It could be very helpful to us to have a written background. Don't worry, it does not need to be very thorough and specific, it is only there to make your character more complex and more realistic.

After you finish with the conception of the character you only need to send us an e-mail to apply for the campaign. In this mail you should include the name, race and class of your character and it will be truly appreciated if you include a short text for the background.

As is written in the introduction of the campaign, you must be a team of up to four people in order to play.

If you already have up to three friends that are as eager as you to play, then you can apply as a whole team in a single e-mail, in which you should include information for all the characters, as well as a name for the team.

If you do not know anyone else that would like to join the campaign, don't worry, just apply for yourself and we will find other single players to team you up with.

Don't forget that in this campaign you can play with only one character, so choose wisely!

We can't wait to read about your mythical adventurers.