Arlington Edition: Character Creation and One-Shot


Every 2 weeks on Thursday

The Board Room VA

925 N Garfield St · Arlington, VA

How to find us

We'll have a Beginner D&D sign, along with some character sheets and dice. The boardroom isn't huge, but if you can't find us post in the meetup and we'll try to find you.

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NOTE: This meetup will use 3rd-level characters, so please level your previous character (we will also have time at the meetup to help out!) or create a new character at level 3

Let's get together and play some D&D! We'll be running a one-shot with third characters in 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. Come with a character prepared or make one together with us! Beginners, we can guide you through the character creation and leveling process, but it might be a good idea to come with a character concept already in mind (race, class, background, etc).

The one-shots we are running are beginner-friendly, so don't be intimidated if you haven't played before.

6:00pm - Character building
7:00pm - One-shot play
9:30pm - Wrap-up & socialize as a group, compare experiences
10:00pm - Event ends, but feel free to stick around and keep playing if you haven't finished

Ian will be there at 5:30pm for anyone who wants to get there early or needs some extra help building and leveling their character.

There will be some DMs available to run the one-shot, and groups are capped at 5 players per DM for this one-shot. If you like your group members, feel free to exchange numbers to form a more regular group!

While making your character, keep in mind that you will be playing as a part of a team of others and your character should be willing to cooperate with them. If this, for you, means not making an Evil character, take that into account. Also, please stick to the Basic Rules and the Player's Handbook for this one-shot, with no multiclassing. This meetup is intended to be very beginner-friendly.

We'll provide some paper character sheets, but feel free to bring your own. If you would prefer a digital character sheet, please bring a device to make/view one on. Also, if you have dice, feel free to bring them. We only have a few extra sets, so the more dice, the better!

We are actively looking for DMs! If you would like to DM this one-shot, please contact me (Ian) and I'll give you some information and see if it would be a good fit. The attendee cap will be expanded as we get more DMs, and offering to DM is a good way to get off the waitlist!

We look forward to seeing you there!