This will be the first post of an ongoing series where I will introduce a new Creative D&D Character—based almost exclusively upon 5th edition rules. These characters will be complex and perhaps even challenging to incorporate into a campaign without some forethought and careful planning.
The idea behind this ongoing series is to showcase just how versatile characters can be when your primary (or only) resource is the current Player’s Handbook. We’ve all fallen victim of going down a rabbit-hole to seek out some esoteric tome to create a truly unique and compelling character but I contend that given just a singular resource and, perhaps, a brief web search you can create a vast array of truly unique characters. That is not say that I think we should shun supplemental material. I happen to enjoy going down the rabbit-hole. But to some, it can be overwhelming. I encourage you to use these characters as you’d like whether they be as NPCs or PCs. Please let us know if you do work them into your campaigns. We’d love to hear from you.
So, without further ado—you were waiting for that weren’t you?—I give you Lindal Goodbarrel.“Before joining the Order of the Long Death I ran a moderately successful criminal enterprise back home in Amn. True, it may not be “natural” for a Halfling to engage in receiving stolen goods but few, if any, in Amn could get these ill-gotten gains into the legitimate market like I could. That was my specialty and no one was better at it than me and my associate, Ashhearth.