Like many restless young people in Faerûn, you have joined a caravan of merchants as bodyguards, tradesmen or porters to travel the Sword Coast and experience your first taste of the adventure in the big wide world.
For the past few days, you have been traveling the Uldoon Trail, a road that winds lazily across the rolling grasslands of the Greenfields. Sundown is approaching when you top the rise and see the town of Greenest, just a few short miles away.
But instead of the pleasant, becoming town you expected, you see columns of black smoke rising from burning buildings, running figures that are little more than dots in the distance, and a dark shape wheeling low in the sky over the keep in the centre of the town….
“Hoard of the Dragon Queen” is set in the Forgotten Realms and is for 1st level characters, using 5th Edition rules.
Stats can either be determined by a witnessed roll (4d6 drop the lowest, arranged in any order), or by using the standard array (15, 14, 13, 12 10, 8). If you don’t like your roll, you can choose to take the standard array instead.
The Forgotten Realms is a harsh place, so I recommend having a reserve character in case of an unfortunate circumstance. Reserves can substitute in if you wish to change your party’s skill set.
In addition to your starting Bond granted by your background, all starting characters will be assigned a campaign specific Bond.
There are two campaign specific optional Features that can be chosen in place of a Feature normally granted by your background
– Cult of the Dragon Infiltrator
– Dragon Scholar
I can provide more details of these if they are of interest to you.
So keep those character sheets rolling in, and I look forward to getting together soon for some epic adventure…