D&D 5E What level do you like to start at?

Which level do you feel gives the best starting point for a new campaign?

  • 1

    Votes: 68 51.5%
  • 2

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • 3

    Votes: 49 37.1%
  • 4

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • 5

    Votes: 7 5.3%
  • 6

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • 7

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 8

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 9

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 10

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 11+

    Votes: 1 0.8%

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Despite the fact that I started my Rappan Athuk campaign at 1st, broadly speaking when running 5e i start at 3rd because that's when chargen is done.


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Level 0 isn't an option so I didn't answer the poll. I start with a level 0 funnel based on rules from an older Adventurer's League adventure plus the funnel concept from DCC. I really like playing through the zero to hero. I also like to establish stakes with early PC death in a way that doesn't take any player out of the combat or game. Even thoughout a campaign all players have backup characters. Some players rotate characters, tactically selecting characters for specific missions/adventures. Other players favor one and just have the backups "just in case."

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