On today’s episode we create a group of player characters for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, a game created by Wizards of the Coast. We are joined by Neal Powell from the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast and Tallsquall from Encounter Roleplay.

**Timestamps:**

**00:00:33 – Introductions**

**00:07:27 – What’s in a Game?**

**00:31:27 – Let’s Make Some People**

**00:31:40 – Class Selection**

**00:35:52 – Ability Scores**

**00:41:15 – Race Selection**

**00:52:21 – Ability Score Reasoning**

**00:57:42 – Episode Closer**

 

**Guests and Projects:**

**Neal Powell: [@joatmoniac](https://twitter.com/joatmoniac)**

**Block Party Podcast Network: [https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/](https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/)**

**Dungeon Master’s Block: [@DMs\_Block](https://twitter.com/DMs_Block)**

**DMNastics: [@DMNastics](https://twitter.com/DMNastics)**

**Whelmed: The Young Justice Files: [@theYJfiles](https://twitter.com/theYJfiles)**

**Tomes and Tentacles: [@TentaclesPod](https://twitter.com/TentaclesPod)**

**From LP to RP: [https://www.thestruggleisneal.com/](https://www.thestruggleisneal.com/)**

 

**Tallsquall: [@tallsquall](https://twitter.com/tallsquall)**

**Encounter Roleplay: [@EncounterRP](https://twitter.com/EncounterRP)**

**Turncloaks: [@TurncloaksPod](https://twitter.com/turncloakspod)**

**Learn By Play on the D&D Channel: [https://www.twitch.tv/dnd](https://www.twitch.tv/dnd)**

**The Vice can be found on Twitch: [https://twitch.com/tallsquall](https://twitch.com/tallsquall)**

 

**Game System used in this episode:**

**Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition by [Wizards of the Coast](http://www.wizards.com/).**

**Player’s Handbook 5th Edition (Dungeons & Dragons): [https://amzn.to/2J4DXE3](https://amzn.to/2J4DXE3)**

**Dungeon Master’s Guide (D&D Core Rulebook): [https://amzn.to/2GkPbTd](https://amzn.to/2GkPbTd)**

**Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide (Dungeons & Dragons): [https://amzn.to/2Gi5VdO](https://amzn.to/2Gi5VdO)**

 

**Character Inspired Dice Sets**

**Amelia**

**Chessex Phantom Teal with Gold: [https://amzn.to/2E3uHfR](https://amzn.to/2E3uHfR)**

**Swirling colors to represent her “potions” and gold for her desire for wealth**

**Ryan**

**Easy Roller Ancient Earth: [https://amzn.to/2J3oPa5](https://amzn.to/2J3oPa5)**

**Worn and unassuming, but still effective**

**Tallsquall**

**Easy Roller Oracle: [https://amzn.to/2GTObGE](https://amzn.to/2GTObGE)**

**Earth and metal, but not opulent since he is still quite young and inexperienced**

**Neal**

**Hestya Red Copper Metal: [https://amzn.to/2GDQmQR](https://amzn.to/2GDQmQR)**

**Rich metals to represent the dwarven ancestry and his life experience**

 

**Music:**

**Clip 1: [Cambodean Odessy](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Global_Sampler/Cambodian_Odyssey) by [Kevin MacLeod](https://incompetech.com/)**

**Clip 2: [DMNastics](https://twitter.com/DmNastics) opening theme**

**Clip 3: [BMX Hero](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pierlo/Olivetti_Prodest/03_BMX_Hero) by [Pierlo](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pierlo/)**

**Clip 4: [Turncloaks](https://twitter.com/TurncloaksPod) opening theme**

**Main Music: [Hero (Remix)](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by [Steve Combs](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)**

 

**Our Podcast:**

**Character Creation Cast: [@CreationCast](https://twitter.com/CreationCast)**

**Amelia Antrim: [@gingerreckoning](https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)**

**Ryan Boelter: [@lordneptune](https://twitter.com/lordneptune)**

**Our Website: [https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast](https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast)**

About the Author
Meghan Dornbrock knows that books are true magic, and has a weak spot for storytelling rogue-kings. An artist, animator, and all-around games enthusiast, she’s fascinated by the many different ways there are to tell a good story and is eager to see what’ll come next. Eventually she will die on Mars, but currently she lives in the uncool part of Brooklyn. Follow her on twitter or on her website.

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