D&D Character Creation

char creation

So you’re new to D&D 5E and wanting to create a character? You just came to the right place! Yes, I’m taking about this place. I’ve been recording character creation videos since 5E was released and have now covered most classes and races.  If you have a request for a class I haven’t covered, feel free to leave that in the comments below.

Supplies you’ll probably want as you embark

A character sheet: https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/character_sheets

A pencil (and eraser!)

A copy of the Player’s Handbook (or free basic rules pdf)

Some polyhedral dice (or a free dice roller app)

And now, go check out the Character Creation Video Series.

Also, here’s a written guide to Character Creation.

Good luck! Enjoy this fun process, and don’t get discouraged if you get stuck! 😀


 

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42 Comments

    • That’s a pretty broad question! Learn by doing, have fun, dig into the books and read, and invite some friends to give it a go. There’s my sage advice. 🙂 If you are wondering how to get started/what to buy check out my other resources. Good luck!

  1. Hello Nate,
    I’m really new to D&D (In general, even though I’ve heard about it about 10 years ago or so), I own the Monsters Manual and the Player’s Handbook. Could you maybe make a video of creating a Warlock? I’ve always loved Warlocks, whether in World Of Warcraft or other games.
    Thanks in advance!

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  3. Hey Nate,
    I’ve always wanted to get into D&D, you know, learn how to play it, meet new friends, be classified as a nerd for the rest of my days, ect. As a new player that knows nothing, what would be my checklist of things to know before I start playing?

  4. Dear Nate
    I have a question about the wizard and armour. I know that unless I’m proficient in it I can’t cast a spell while wearing the armour. My question is; does this apply to a shield?
    Thanks loving your videos!

    • I’m honestly not sure about that, but my initial thought is that it does not apply to a shield. Sorry for the late reply! Not sure how I missed this comment. 🙂

  5. Hey Nate
    I’ve always been wanting to play a game like this, but none of my friends want to play. Then nerdist came out with their new d&d series and i said that’s it I’m playing. I have 0 clue on how to start though, and also i know that i would wanna be a Werewolf. Is there any hope in becoming a werewolf or am i just gonna have to choose a different class because an Arcane Knight sounds cool to.

  6. Hey Nate
    I’ve always been wanting to play a game like this, but none of my friends want to play. Then nerdist came out with their new d&d series and i said that’s it I’m playing. I have 0 clue on how to start though, and also i know that i would wanna be a Werewolf. Is there any hope in becoming a werewolf or am i just gonna have to choose a different class because an Arcane Knight sounds cool to. Thanks in advanced!

  7. I am a starter to d&d and I made a character a halfling monk. My friends invited me into a game and is there anything else important. I stille need a mini for my character and were can I get it?

    • Sorry for the late reply. Minis can be bought at many gaming shops, or online. I prefer Reaper Miniatures, but I like to paint my own. You can look on miniature market too.

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  9. Thanks for all the ideas but……… I do not know how to put it all together…..can you help please?

  10. I saw in your video your book had all the backgrounds races and what stat they gave but I cannot find where to find this on the free PDF. Any help?

  11. So i was planning to try my hand a Tabletop RPG’s since to my knowledge there relatively cheap and you can make them as easy or hard as you want and they have great replay value, so my question is do you reccomend starting with D&D(I’m just gonna but the 5th edition startes set then which also comes with 6 die) or do you reccomend another Tabletop RPG for a total beginner because i was thinking MYFAROG or some Star Wars related.

    • Sorry for the late response here, but the 5e Starter Set is honestly pretty good for beginners. I recommend it. The Pathfinder Beginner box is great too, but Pathfinder itself is a more rules-heavy game.

  12. Hey Nate. I am new to D&D and am planing on invite a friend. I bought Starter Set and we will see how it goes. But I have 2 questions. First, can you make a video explaining spells or if you already did tell me how is it called or link it. Plz. Second, I plan to be a GM but story we are useing is for 3 to 4. Can my friend play with multiple charachters. Sry for bad englisch, I am from Croatia and Nate thanks for getting me into this wonderful world of D&D. 🙂

  13. I’m super happy I found this blog. I’ve wanted to,play DnD with some friends, but I never knew how. This blog looks amazing though. Good job ;D

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    • the reason I’m choosing swashbuckler is because I actually do fencing and i want to be able to use a rapier in D&D once again thx

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