Character Creation in New World - Dragonsmoke Archipelago | World Anvil

Character Creation

R   aces and classes of all kinds exist within the frontier that is the Dragonsmoke Archipelago. Within the New World discord server, we permit most content officially released for Dungeons and Dragons 5e (for a comprehensive list, please visit). This includes material from Critical Role via dndbeyond's partnership with the podcast group (starring the Blood Hunter class, Gunslinger Fighter subclass, and several races) in addition to the Acquisitions Incorporated content provided through a similar dndbeyond partnership.   We allow character sheets from, dicecloud, and google sheets. The links for each of these are found at the bottom of this article. If you're new, it might be worth starting with, as making a character on that platform is as painless as could be.  

DND Beyond Setup

  Your home page should look like the screenshot below. Please enable the following:  
  • Critical Role Content
  • If creating an Awakened Undead (server-approved homebrew race), toggle homebrew content
  • Optional Class Features (we have approved Tasha's Cauldron of Everything for server use)
  • Customize Your Origin
  • Change advancement type to XP
  • Toggle "Ignore Coin Weight"
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Ability Scores

  Take the standard array or the point buy system. The standard array is 15,14,13,12,10,8. We don't roll for stats here.  


  Please select an existing background. You may reach out to a DM to customize your background should you so desire.  
Along with picking your chosen backgrounds, you are also free to choose a feat. The feat you choose CAN NOT be one on the following list:
  • Aberrant Dragonmark
  • Alert
  • Crossbow Expert
  • Dual Wielder
  • Elven Accuracy
  • Fey-Touched
  • Great Weapon Master
  • Gunner
  • Heavily Armored
  • Heavy Armor Master
  • Lucky
  • Magic Initiate
  • Medium Armor Master
  • Mental Acuity
  • Mobile
  • Moderately Armored
  • Polearm Master
  • Prodigy
  • Quarterstaff Practitioner
  • Resilient
  • Scholar of Lore
  • Sentinel
  • Shadow-touched
  • Sharpshooter
  • Shield Master
  • Skill Expert
  • Spell Sniper
  • Tough
  • War Caster
  If your background comes with a feat already, you must switch it for one not on this list and you do not get 2 for a single background.


  You may roll for gold to purchase equipment, but that roll must be contained within #character-creation-bot-spam and it must be near the post of your character sheet. You can roll this in discord by running the !r xd4*10 "Rolling for Starting Gold" where "x" is the amount of gold offered by your starting class. You can find that in the Player's Handbook. Reach out to a DM if you're not sure how many d4's you're allowed to roll.   Rolling for gold replaces the gear you gain from your class and background. You start with a clean slate. Or, you may simply select the starting equipment. Don't forget to equip your gear, however!  

Gaining Hit Points at Level Up

  You get max hit dice + CON modifier at first level. After first level, you can roll for hit points (hit die + CON mod) in #avrae-bot-spam or take the rolling average. If you decide to roll (and risk disappointment), please use the following format for proper documentation:   In #character-log: Type in the Following to Roll HP on Level Up.  
  • !r 1d#+Con "Rolling HP For [Character Name], Level ##"
  • Replace # with the Die used for Hp (D6, D8, D10, D12)
  • Replace [Character Name] with your Character's Name
  • Replace ## with the Level you are rolling for

Posting Your Character Sheet

  Navigate to #character-creation-bot-spam and paste your new character in that channel utilizing the !beyond or !dicecloud or !gsheet. Upon completion of the above steps, tag a DM to review you character sheet.   Once approved by a DM, you will be assigned a Member role and gain access to the soloing and other channels. Now you're free to solo, join an arena, or hop on an adventure with others.  
Note: All characters must start at level 1. The only exception to this rule is if you're in a long-term campaign and your character dies. The DM may then allow you to roll a new character of equal level.

Homebrew Content

  If you would like to use some kind of homebrew we have accepted a lot of homebrew which can be found here. If you would like to submit more homebrew you may do so on the discord by posting a link to it in #homebrew-submission and then the DM team will review it and approve or reject it.

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