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Hi guys as my first post. i am very new to DnD i have created a quest and a world filled it with 30 towns, i have sat for weeks on end designing a back story for each of my 5 group members and have interlinked them to each other to enhance the final plot line. i just have problems setting up my Characters. i would like to keep them balanced starting at level 10 (due to back story reasons) i have never been able to grasp the concept on paper if i could put it that way. any suggestions?

i do realize i might be going off tangent with some of the chars

Half-Orc - Barbarian

Halfing - Mage

Human - Rogue/Ranger

Elf - Thief

Human - Fighter

any help suggestions or anything please let me know

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closed as unclear what you're asking by wax eagle, Joshua Aslan Smith, doppelgreener, Lord_Gareth, Colin D Jan 14 '14 at 14:11

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If you could tag this (or comment and we will) with the D&D edition you are playing of D&D. – Joshua Aslan Smith Jan 14 '14 at 13:47
What are you asking? – wax eagle Jan 14 '14 at 13:47
I don't understand the question either. It sounds like you're pre-making the player characters? (You can do that, but it's unusual for a long-term game; normally only one-shot demos use pregenerated characters.) And you want... some kind of overview of how to make characters? That's all I can really make out, so some more information about what exactly you need help with would improve things. – SevenSidedDie Jan 14 '14 at 17:53
@SevenSidedDie i pre-making the players characters as i need them to each have a certain backstory that connects them to each player somehow without the players knowing. due to the fact that they have a backstory i would like them to start at level 4 (sorry i put 10 before) my question is what is the best way to do the leveling before game starts and to keep it balanced (as i said new to this) which is the best version to use and best stats on each of the characters i have given. sorry if i confused with the way i ask. we all new and would like to start i just enjoy creating the story, – DragonBorn-ZA Jan 15 '14 at 14:55
Why don't you just make the 1st-level version of the characters and then let the players do the levelling up to 4th level? Especially since they need to learn too. – SevenSidedDie Jan 15 '14 at 19:14