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Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) for Absolute Beginners

Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) for Absolute Beginners

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Owlbear Rodeo

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  • Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Beginner

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About the adventure

This 'class' is a walk through of the history of D&D, why there are different editions, classes, and races...and a step by step run through of the character sheet. Along the way we will be running a simple adventure that uses the character sheet to exemplify what each section means and how it works.

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Shannon (The_Teaching_DM)


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Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need a set of polyhedral dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20) - if you don't own dice, there are digital rollers available. I recommend Teal Dice ( The Beginners Box Set, The Essentials Kit, or a Players Handbook are what most new players have, but none are needed.

What I provide

Everything will be online. I have a Google Slides presentation that we use to follow along through the character sheet. We will use Owlbear Rodeo to run a short encounter at the end.

Gameplay details

This is a 'I am new to 5th edition' one-time 'game' that will feel more like a class. It is meant to get new players comfortable at future tables. Role playing will be present, but is not the main focus. Breaking down the character sheet is the main focus.

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Safety tools used


How will character creation work

I will prepare pre-generated characters. These will be editable .pdf's that you can keep and modify as you wish after class.s

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: Low
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: Beginner

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