The Era of the Rising Sun
Are you a new adventurer? Well here’s the page to try to get your head around it all!
First and foremost, the game that we’re playing is called “Dungeons and Dragons: 3.5 Edition”. The idea is that you have total control over a single individual in a fantasy world that I, Evan Rogers, create. I am called “the Dungeon Master” (DM for short), and you are the player of your single character. The other players control their own characters — I control the rest.
The fun of the game is (1) hanging out with friends, (2) adventuring, that is, saving people, killing people, doing whatever you want, and (3) acting like someone else.
STEP 1: CLASSES
There are numerous classes to pick from. You should decide what you’d like to aim for. Available options are (Some are repeated because they are significant in more than one category):
Warrior: Barbarian, Fighter, Paladin, Ranger, Monk, Cleric
Skill Based: Rogue, Bard, Ranger, Druid
Magic User: Cleric, Wizard, Sorcerer, Druid
A “Warrior” is one who is generally suited best for using weapons, wearing armor, and beating stuff up. A “Skill Based” class is one that wouldn’t be best in a one-on-one fight, but has so many other qualities that make them valuable. A “Magic User” is pretty much just what it sounds like: a class where the character is dramatically capable of using magic.
STEP 2: OUTLOOK ON LIFE
Who is your character? What are your goals? What is your character’s history? Where did you come from? What is your character’s motivation? Do you care about helping others? Do you want to cause mayhem? Are you religious? Are you at all interested in what others think of you?
These are questions that will make the game most fun. Most players simply “play themselves”, but it might be very fun to play someone who is the exact opposite of you.