Belgos, Brandis, Fargrim, Jarren, Keira, Valenae. If you’ve played D&D Encounters over the past year or so than you know these six heroes better than you know your own mother – well, maybe not that well, but they hold few surprises any more. Wizards of the Coast provided copies of these pre-gens with every season of D&D Encounters since March of the Phantom Brigade five seasons ago. This was an intentional and deliberate decision on their part to encourage players to create their own characters. However some players prefer to play the pre-gens and have been clamouring for more. Since Wizards isn’t providing new pre-gens it falls to us, the fans, to create our own new ones.
In our Pre-Generated Character Library we’ve collected all of the official pre-gens and posted many fan-made pre-gens to expand your options. Today we add nine new Star Wars themed pre-gens to the library. These are courtesy of Andrew Asplund and Tales from the Gamer Viceroy.
Andrew’s been participating in D&D Encounters since season two (Dark Sun). When Wizards stopped providing new pre-gens he saw it as a golden opportunity to make some of his own, using a wider range of races and classes. He found that regular characters didn’t really excite the players at his FLGS so, drawing inspiration from a player who modeled his PC after a character from a popular video game, Andrew decided to leverage character ideas from classic fantasy and sci-fi but give them a 4e D&D feel. He found that when players used characters that were based on someone they knew from other mediums and genres it changed the way they played; they felt an immediate connection to the pre-gen and it made the game a lot more exciting for everyone.
These nine pre-gens were inspired from Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Now you can play a Jedi, a Clone Trooper or even a Protocol Droid during D&D Encounters. It may seem odd to have Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi join a party of adventurers fighting the Drow beneath Shadowdale in the Forgotten Realms, but when you take stock of the other PCs at the table are these two really that out of place?
We’d like to thank Andrew for creating these great pre-gens and for allowing us to host them here on Dungeon’s Master. Be sure to visit Tales from the Gamer Viceroy which features more of Andrew’s work including articles on gaming, novelty pre-generated Dungeons & Dragons characters, game reviews and the occasional comic.
Download all nine pre-gens in one convenient Pre-Generated Character PDF.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Anakin Skywalker | Human Jedi Knight
- Obi-Wan Kenobi | Human Jedi Master
- Commander Cody | Human Clone Commander
- Hevy | Human Clone Trooper
- Jek | Human Clone Trooper
- Ki-Adi-Mundi | Cerean Jedi Master
- C-3PO | Protocol Droid
- Captain Rex | Human Clone Captain
- Echo | Human Clone Trooper