Author: Caethial

 

Session #0 – Character Creation and Setting Overview

Character Creation Rules for Aestas Campaign.

The campaign will be starting at level 2 or 3 (undecided yet), and will be using the creation rules found in the player handbook.

The setting is Andy’s Aestas Campaign Setting, you don’t need to read the entire thing, its long, both he and I can help with determing where your characters are from etc.

We’ll also be experimenting with milestone experience, meaning that characters would level after significant events, or every couple of sessions to keep things moving along at a pretty even pace.

Stats are either point buy with a max of 15 points in a stat and total of 27 points, or standard array found in the players handbook, (15,14,13,12,10,8, your choice what goes where), then your racial bonuses.

Hit points can be rolled for after character creation. At the time of character creation, use the hit point max for your class at level 1 to determine your starting hit points, and then following the rules for your class for second level.

Racial options from below, with the following exceptions (No Aarakocra, Kenku, Firbolg, Taxabi, or Yuan-ti Pureblood). If you need a copy of any of these books, let me know and I will provide one.

  • Player Handbook
  • Volo’s Guide to Monsters
  • Elemental Evil Companion
  • Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide

Class Options from the following. If you need a copy of any of these books, let me know and I will provide one.

  • Player Handbook
  • Sword Coast Adventurers Guide
  • Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

Backgrounds can be from anywhere, though they may need to be massaged to fit into the setting, which is fine.

Digital Gaming Table “DM Extension”

Finished Digital Gaming Table “DM” Extension. 1x 3/4″x34″x36″ Pine board, 1x 2″x4″ studd (for legs and supports) 2x metal brackets. Screws used 1 3/4″ wood screws, 1/2″ wood screws. 2x 2 1/2″ wood screws..

Corners cut to match the table. Staining will be done soon.

Home Game Setup

My setup for my home games, table was built by two of my players (Matt Binter and Leo Duran) and myself on New Years Eve 2016, was the best New Year’s Eve I’ve had, great friends and we’ve gotten a ton of use out of the table.

The TV is a 40″ Samsung smart TV hooked up to a Dell 27″ precision 5720 touchscreen workstation with an Intel Xeon e3-1275v6 processor, 32gb of ram and an 8gb Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics card

See pictures from the build here

Will update the picture here once the new Workstation section is finished, currently its sitting on an IKEA end table.

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