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The character will begin with 3000 EXP SRD To determine the effective character level (ECL) of a monster character, add its level adjustment to its racial Hit Dice and character class levels. The monster is considered to have experience points equal to the minimum needed to be a character of its ECL.


The Dungeon Master's Guide[1] has two recommendations for DMs when a new player joins an in-progress campaign. The first is to have the new player create a character at the same level as that of the lowest-level existing character. The second is to have a player who is brand new to D&D create a 1st-level character. (See also: At what level should you ...


Its best to be on the same level because its more fun to play when you have the things happening at the same time, instead of your friends having some suprise first than you.


No. There is no rule requiring that all characters in the group be the same level. Additionally, it's not uncommon in organized official Adventurer's League play to be at a table where each character in the group is a different level within the intended tier of play for that adventure. The gap in character advancement should narrow naturally over the ...

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