The Rise of Tiamat
Legendary Character Creation
Step 1: Pick a class from the Player’s Handbook (PHB).
Step 2: Pick a race from the PHB.
Step 3: Assign starting ability scores. Use the following array and assign as you wish to your abilities: 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10. For example, Strength 16, Constitution 15, etc.
Step 4: Adjust your ability scores for your race. For example, if you assigned your 16 to Strength and you chose a mountain dwarf for your race, your Strength is now increased by +2 to 18.
Step 5: Choose your Background. Remember this will give you some of your Skills that you are proficient in, so choose a Background that gives you skills that you want. (You also get skills from your Class, and sometimes from your Race.)
Step 6: Work out which skills you are proficient in based on your Background, Class and Race.
Step 7: Review what benefits you get over 20 levels with your class. Understand which Ability scores are most important. For example, a Monk benefits from high Dexterity and Wisdom, while a Wizard wants high Intelligence for spells and Dexterity for armor class.
Step 8: You will need to decide how many Ability score boosts to take from your class advancement. Ability score boosts are +2 to one ability score, or +1 to two ability scores. Alternatively, you can choose a feat. For example, a Bard gets five (5) Ability Score Boosts per the Bard class table. A Bard that starts with Cha 18 and Dex 16 might spend three boosts on raising Cha to 20 and Dex to 20. After this, the final two boosts would be traded for feats.
…more to come…