D&D Character Creation Workshop

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THIS THURSDAY, October 19, from 6-8 PM at Books & Boards on Main Street, in Downtown Columbus.

Creating characters can be overwhelming and tricky.

Join local D&D experts Jeremy Hammack and Joss Hevel to learn how to make sense of it all!


Crit Damage

Rolling a d20 and getting a “nat 20” or natural 20 is an a critical hit.  A critical hit doubles the damage of the damage dice roll before the modifier.


Bob the paladin rolls a d20 and gets a natural 20 (critical hit!).

Bob then rolls a d8 for his weapon damage.  He gets a 5.  The 5 is doubled to 10.  Bob then applies his +3 strength modifier to the total, for 13 damage all together.

Sidenote:  Some DMs consider a natural 20 a hit even if that still doesn’t equal the creature’s armor class even with the attack modifier applied.  For example, if a creature has an armor class of 30, some DMs would consider a nat 20 still a hit even if 20 + an attack modifier of 5 doesn’t equal or exceed the creature’s AC.

Resource/Further Reading:

Misc. Websites

D&D Printout:  Overview
Geek Dayton Reference Sheet

Rules Overview
d20 Rules Overview

D&D Etiquette
Reddit D&D Etiquette Discussion


Character Sheets
Official Character Sheets

Character Sheet Explanation
Old Dungeon Master Website Text Explanation 
YouTube Video on 5th e Character Creation (32 Min Long)

Races Chart

Spell Casting Explanation!
Spell Casting Info
Spell Cards

Character Generator
Orc Pub D&D Generator

Premade Characters
Dungeon Master’s Premade Character Library (Variety of Levels)
Wizards.com Level 1 Premade Characters (Level 1)

Name Generator (DM & Players)
Fantasy Name Generator

Note:  I wouldn’t put too much faith in how much this coincides with D&D and the other realms listed, but it can help if you’re not in a creative mood.

Alignment from Easy Damus

Final Fantasy D&D Classes
Homebrew Final Fantasy Classes