Hello all, I love the idea of this Play by Post thing and I want to give a shot at DMing. I was hoping to run the Starter Set adventure "Lost Mine of Phandelver" for five people. It's a fun adventure and pretty easy to run, so I figure it will help me get a good sense of how to best DM in this manner. The game takes players from level 1 to level 5.
LMoP is set in the Forgotten Realms in a town called Phandalin just outside of Neverwinter. It comes with five premade characters that are available on the Wizards site (Here). The premade characters are fleshed out all the way, even with RP info and backstory, level up information, and their personal goals all align with the adventure so they are very involved. I would love to run it with these characters, but I understand that most people will want to run this adventure with their own characters, which I can most certainly do.
Those who apply can choose between a premade character or a level 1 OC, but an OC will require a post detailing their character sheet to me, whether it's posting a link to a pdf sheet, a link to a character on their Beyond profile, or filling out the info in the below spoiler with their post. The backstory section does not need to be very long, just enough to know where your character has come from.
OCs can use the standard array or 27 point buy system for stats and may use PHB starting gold or PHB quick build for inventory (which I trust those participating will handle fairly). The backstory section does not need to be very long, just enough to know where your character has come from and what they've experienced prior to this adventure. And I just thought of this an hour after posting but please, no evil characters.
Volo's races are allowed for OCs, thank you filcat.