Re: Getting Newbies Into D&D
I initiated a friend into D&D (and re-initiated another) basically by giving them pre-made characters and saying "just tell me what you want to do, and I'll tell you what roll/check you need to make."
I also asked them what kind of role they wanted, which didn't help much for those that had trouble choosing. I recommend Barbarian for them, or sorcerer.
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