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My gaming group tends to prefer low power level campaigns. Rather than tales of epic heroes saving the world, we prefer tales of dirt-farming peasants sometimes succeeding at things. We tend to be much more invested in out characters when we feel they are defying the odds.

My question is: Using 5e as base, how can I incorporate starting a campaign with the party as a Commoner or other NPC class (effectively Lvl 0) and have them eventually progress into real classes after the first few seasons?

How can I adjust starting characteristics and gear to represent this?

I welcome all suggestions, comments, and advice.

Thank you!

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