Character building is character building
Before you can begin any campaign your players are going to need characters! If you use the Starter Set this does come with pre-built characters so you can skip this step, but I have found that building characters really helps to engage new players and it helps inform good role-playing!
Before the character building session I make sure my players have decided on a Race and Class and ask them to write a couple of paragraphs for their backstory. For some the backstory comes easily for others they may need a little coaxing, try sending them a list of questions such as these to help guide players backstories. They can answer as many or as few questions as they like but it’s usually enough to get the creative juices flowing! One of my players had a few basic ideas for their backstory but wasn’t really…
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