Dungeons & Dragons Encounters is a fast, easy and free way to try the granddaddy of roleplaying games. The first session starts Wednesday, August 1 at 6pm!
D&D Encounters is completely free, and the perfect start for new players. Each session takes about 2-3 hours, so it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule. It helps to bring dice, but it’s not mandatory. We have pre-made characters you can use to jump right in, or bring your own 1st level hero!
Bring Your Own Hero
If you’re like most players, you’ll want to build your own 1st-level character to bring to D&D Encounters, using the standard character creation rules presented in the Rules Compendium, Heroes of the Fallen Lands, or Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms.
Of course, you can also use the D&D Character Builder to create your character as well.
Generate ability scores for your character using the standard array (method 1) or point buy (method 2.)
Gaining Experience, Leveling Up, and Earning Rewards
Each week, as you face monsters and overcome obstacles, you’ll gain experience points that will enable you to eventually level up your character. If you manage to play most or all of the sessions this season, you can hit 3rd level by the conclusion of the story.
At the end of each session, your DM will award your Experience Points, as well as your Renown Points (which earn you Rewards). You can track your character’s progress from week to week by asking your organizer for a Play Tracker or by downloading one here.