Players are a combination of [Lawful, Neutral, or Chaotic] + [Good, Neutral, or Evil]. Some dungeon masters prohibit certain alignments (usually Chaotic Evil and Neutral Evil) to make gameplay more enjoyable and cohesive for the group. Here are more detailed alignment descriptions.
You can either use a 27 point-buy system, or roll your stats up in the presence of any of our GM’s (generally, roll 4d6, reroll 1’s, drop lowest, assign as you wish). Or, do both, and choose whichever outcome you prefer. To access an automated point-buy system, click here. Just pick your race and start assigning stats; you can safely ignore the rest (write them all down when you’re done).
Note that this system will not allow any stat to drop below 8, nor to exceed 15; your racial bonuses will increase both the minimum and maximum scores (e.g., Humans get +1 to all stats, so they have a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 16 on all stats). For those looking to create a character of extremes, 27 points is just enough to get you three 15’s and three 8’s in your stats, not including racial bonuses.
As a player, you’ll need a character. Start by looking up information on races and classes. There are no restrictions for which races can be which classes, though some races and subraces suit certain classes better. Consult the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Player’s Handbook for complete explanations. Remember if character creation is overwhelming that there are Premade Characters (PDF) available.
Excellent Character Creation Website (Blog with detailed text explanation of each item)
Helpful Video to Help with Character Creation (Warning, 32 minutes long)
official character sheets here
MPMB character sheet generator (Eric owned)
E-mail Eric your stats or, better, yet, get with him on Facebook (our group page is a great way to do this) to either message him your stats or have him walk you through character creation. He’ll create a sheet for you as you go, as well as updating them after every session if you send him updates promptly. You may also opt to buy your own copy and do it on your own – whichever you prefer. If you don’t have time (or access to FB), or prefer to do it in person, we usually have at least one GM at our meetings for 10AM (an hour early) in order to help people create their characters, and to answer any questions you may have.