5e starter set with family.

D&D 5e Starter Set

I have been blessed with a family of like minded nerds. My wife is a wonderful woman who is just as passionate about books, games, movies, etc. (Although she does take it one step further with her rabid obsession with the Seattle Seahawks) This whole entire adventure started with my wife watching TableTop. Watching Whil Wheaton have terrible dice rolls lead us down this you tube rabbit hole to a show called Critical Role. We instantly feel in love with this group of voice actors playing a game that we knew about, but just never got a chance to play. I showed my wife the D&D books I had. In my college days my friends and I always wanted to play but we just never could get past making our characters. So, I bought the 5e players handbook and start set and away we went.

Characters were rolled and my wife is a half-elf bard and my son a half-elf fighter. I brushed up on how to DM and we had a lot more fun that I expected. I was worried it might be difficult for my 12 year old son to catch on to the story or make appropriate decisions. Boy was I wrong he picked up on small story details his mother missed (proud dad moment). He even really jumped in with the role playing as well.

Now that we have got that initial uneasiness and expectations out of the way I believe we will be able to just move right along. Having never ran a game before I have found a plethora of videos and blogs with tips/tricks and great advice out there. I must also add the 5e rules are much easier to grasp as a newcomer than 3.5 back in my younger days (hence why we struggled to make characters).

If your new to table top rpgs and you want to give it a try get the starter set. I picked one up on amazon for $13. It has everything you need to try it out and see if it is something you would like to continue doing.

One thought on “5e starter set with family.”

  1. Bravo! Great introduction to the world of D&D and tabletop RPGs in general. Kids are surprisingly observant and can be clever if you give them enough context clues or tools. I’m glad you and your family enjoy fantasy. I do as well. My friends and I got into D&D a few years back (we started with 4th edition and utilized some elements of 3.5) I played as a Half-elf Paladin named Valcrith for my first character. We had a Drow Rogue named Delgryn and a minotaur barbarian named Paalk.

    My character was the first to ever get knocked unconscious and we didn’t know about death savings throws at that moment, so I was sort of bummed about it until it came to my turn and the guys were like “Hey, you get something called a death saving throw. Roll a d20.” and I roll a natural 20.

    The DM and I weren’t always on the best terms (long before we ever even started playing), but he made it known that had I rolled that result for my third and final roll, I would’ve been able to see ghosts. (Eh, whatever. I’m just glad I could continue to participate without having to roll a new character) I decided to mark the momentous occasion by giving my character a flaw of having arachnephobia (which made the DM laugh because it affects combat with homebrew details) because of the giant spiders that mugged me as I dashed into the next room alone.

    They got me into Critical Role (rather reluctantly because I know how long typical sessions go, being several hours long) and I learned how to save myself some time by putting the YouTube videos on 1.5x speed. (I’ve since surpassed my best friend in terms of current episodes. I started binge watching on December 28, 2016 and I’m now on episode 81 at the time of this post.) My favorite character is Percy played by Taliesin Jaffe.

    I’m a tad impatient when several attempts have been made to progress the flow of events and nothing proves fruitful or significant. It’s still true to this day, (I’m the kind of guy that doesn’t like to make a princess wait. For example, I beat the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in less than a week…) I am currently playing 5th edition with some new friends of mine on a much more regular basis (once per week on Wednesdays) at my local board game store. I’m playing as a teenage Level 5 Human Monk now with a Sprite companion.

    I have my own blog that I made via blogger.com where you can find all sorts of information on video games, animé, movies, and tv shows that interest me. Check it out here:


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