Character Creation Resources

Rules

D&D Basic Rules

Pregenerated Characters

If you don’t want to go through the process of building a character and just get straight to playing, you can try a pre-generated character. Keep in mind that these count as having used the Standard Array and don’t get Inspiration to start out.

Wizards of the Coast has a page with printable character sheets, and also pregenerated characters levels 1-10. Multiple race/class combos are represented, but not an exhaustive list.

WotC Pregen Characters

Table Topping hosts a page with pre-generated characters which are legal for Adventurer’s League play. They should be great for our game, too, but talk to the DM for the final OK. The page covers all classes, levels 1-20. There isn’t much choice for character race, however.

Adventurer’s League Pregenerated Characters

Random Generators

If you’re having a hard time coming up with a character, here are some randomizer tools to help decide.

Character Motivations

Springhole.net – Character Motivation Generator

Chaotic Shiny – Motivation Generator

Names

Chaotic Shiny – Fantasy-style Name Generator

Seventh Sanctum – Lots of Name Generators

DonJon – Fantasy Name Generator

Backgrounds

Roll on this table if you really don’t know what to choose. The first 7 options are available in the Basic Rules.

  1. Noble
  2. Soldier
  3. Acolyte
  4. Criminal
  5. Sage
  6. Folk Hero
  7. Spy
  8. Charlatan
  9. Entertainer
  10. Pirate
  11. Urchin
  12. Knight
  13. Sailor
  14. Gladiator
  15. Outlander
  16. Hermit
  17. Guild Artisan
  18. Guild Merchant

Character Creation Resources

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