Dark Sun: Trials of Ash and Silt
If you are unfamiliar with D&D4E, please take a moment to review this PDF. It summarizes the classes and races of standard D&D without going into any confusing mechanics. If you don’t understand the mechanics, it’s okay — just pick some race/class combination that sounds cool, and we’ll make it work!
Please check the Player Characters page to avoid duplicating roles in your party!
Step 1: Choose Race
Other races are available upon request, but a good concept and a good backstory must be presented in order to overcome the “unique snowflake” factor.
Step 2: Choose Class
All classes are available to choose without restriction, with the exception of the Divine power source; Divine classes may not be chosen, unless they pass the “unique snowflake” test.
Step 3: Choose Theme
Themes are optional and are not required. However, it doesn’t detract at all from your character to have one, so it is advantageous to choose even if solely for flavor text.
Step 4: Choose Backgrounds
You are permitted to choose two Backgrounds: one for life prior to becoming an adventurer, and one pertinent to the circumstances of becoming an adventurer. Backgrounds are limited to the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, and “general” backgrounds published in non-campaign material. There is no restriction to the backgrounds you may take, with the sole exception of the “flavor text” meaning something to your character’s backstory.
Beyond this point, character creation is the same for any D&D4E character. Please visit and read House Rules as some of the information there may influence your character creation decision.