Shannon Smith

Shannon has been a Dungeons and Dragons devotee for the past three and a half years. In this time, she has held the persona of everything from human barbarian to dark elf matriarch. She brings to the group the knowledge of the elves, particularly of the avarian flavor. Trumpet is her calling in the musical realm, and she aspires to one day become a high school band director. Currently a member of a class AA band, she has received the highest rating possible at district competitions. Surrounded by Christianity in her youth (it was even under her eyelids), she found the lifestyle portrayed by the church not to her liking, and broke off to find her own calling.

Roleplaying 101

What does the elation of a natural twenty mean in contrast to the stark terror of a natural one? Why are Halflings considered Small while Dwarves are considered Medium sized? What in the nine hells do BAB, Fort, Ref, Will, AC, HP, Init. Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, Cha, actually mean? All these questions and more will be answered in a two-block program teaching the methods and mechanics of the DnD 3.5 (Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition Revised) Roleplaying system. The mathematics associated with combat, skill use, and status effects will be expounded upon, as well as overall character use, standard party dynamics, and how not to meet the grim reaper in your first encounter (Second and guarantees). The second block will cover the fine art of using a character to the best of their individual abilities, thus creating a party that both accentuates one another's strengths and covers each other's weaknesses. Proper equipment usage will also be covered, as well as a crash course in just how mortal a DnD character is. Ultimately, each player will walk away with a complete character, their own d20 die, and the knowledge required to live another day in the DnD universe.

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