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11-04-2018, 14:51   #1
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D&D For Dummies: New Player Dungeon Sign Up Thread

Ever wanted to give Dungeons & Dragons a bash but didn't have the time to commit to an extended campaign?

Nervous about mixing it with experienced players?

Or, perhaps you just want to give it a whirl for the first time.

Then this is the game to sign up for.



If you're interested, please sign up in this thread. We can get to character creation and organising a night once we gauge the interest levels.
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Ah sure, why not
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I'll throw my hat in the ring. See how it goes.
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Nice rate of sign up so far

Ok, here's a link to the ruleset we will be using:

http://goblinoidgames.com/index.php/downloads/

The file you'll be wanting to download is the Labyrinth Lord one, to quote Fourier on this: They are the D&D 1E rules simplified and better organised.

I'll also be stealing a few of his posts for explaining how to create a character when we get that far. Let me know if any issues with downloading and I can PM you a dropbox link.
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/Disguises voice, crosses fingers
I'm a novice, honest, really and truly.
And I promise not to make the DM's life a misery.
Nor will I intentionally fup with his storyline.
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I'm a novice, honest, really and truly.
And I promise not to make the DM's life a misery.
Nor will I intentionally fup with his storyline.
Jump on in
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Nice rate of sign up so far

Ok, here's a link to the ruleset we will be using:

http://goblinoidgames.com/index.php/downloads/

The file you'll be wanting to download is the Labyrinth Lord one, to quote Fourier on this: They are the D&D 1E rules simplified and better organised.

I'll also be stealing a few of his posts for explaining how to create a character when we get that far. Let me know if any issues with downloading and I can PM you a dropbox link.
140 pages
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140 pages
You don't need to concern yourself with the entire rulebook,

pages 4 - 14 are what you'll need to have a look at.
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To be clear anyone can play

Its an intro level game for ye tonsee it youblike it enough to commit to a campaign
Play as much or as little as you like
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Character Creation 1

Ok,

Getting started. As this is a beginner game all players are going to start on an 'equal' footing more or less. So, when you are happy with what class you wish to play, you can apply the below method into generating your stats:

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Just to get started on the characters, you have 63 points to put into your six attributes. No attribute can be lower than 3 points or higher than 18 points. An example:

Strength: 9
Dexterity: 10
Constitution: 14
Intelligence: 13
Wisdom: 8
Charisma: 9

In the pdf of the rules p.6-7 will tell you exactly what each rank in the attributes will give you:


Also each of your classes has a prime requisite. For example a magic user has prime requisite Intelligence (p.12). What this means is that if their intelligence is high, he gets bonus XP. See p.7 for the full details, but Intelligence 13 would give him +5% XP every time he earns some. However Intelligence 4 would give him -10%.

Your prime requisite is also the stat your class tends to use the most. So it's a good idea for it to be high.
I'll set up a thread in the D&D Forum for character sheets for this game shortly. Any questions and we'll be happy to answer.

You'll also probably notice I'll be quoting from Fourier a lot, that's because his advice is excellent
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Character Creation 2

Once you have assigned your stats,

You can input them, your class, your level (starting level is 1) into the below character generator to come up with a name and personality for your character if you like.

Note: equipment on the generated sheet won't be included at the start of the game.

Character Generator

So, I decide I want to be a dwarf for example.

At the top of the Character Generator there are 6 drop down boxes.

For your stats, you want to select the 'User Specified' option.

Class will be Dwarf.

Alignment is your own decision, or you can randomise it.

Level will be 1.

Sex and Name are your own decisions also, or you can have the generator decide for you.

Hope that makes sense
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When will this start and what's the time requirements?
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When will this start and what's the time requirements?
We're leaving sign ups open till the end of the week anyways.

Time requirements are open to discussion.

It can be as little or as much as you want, basically, but the aim is to have a night/day per week as a bare minimum.
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We're leaving sign ups open till the end of the week anyways.

Time requirements are open to discussion.

It can be as little or as much as you want, basically, but the aim is to have a night/day per week as a bare minimum.
Ok I'll put my name in. Will figure out the character tomorrow or sat. But I'll also be carrying a cyanide pill for fear i hold people up cause i haven't a notion atm
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