After being introduced to Dungeon Crawl Classics, I decided to add some of that Old School flavor to our Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition Apprentice Character Program (ACP). But these Level 0’s aren’t exactly apprentice characters. They don’t have a class yet, and with the Character Funnel method, not many of them are meant to survive very long. The Level 0 characters are just low hit point monster fodder for a dungeon crawl adventure, and most of them will not make it out of the dungeon. If a player runs out of their initial 4 characters, they get a sheet with another four characters to play that are also set at level 0.
So, I’ve been play testing and starting off each new player with an Apprentice (level 0) character. Everyone thinks it is running awesome, and it’s cool to start the character at level 0, and only have the background. But they didn’t like finalizing the personality, and there was some people upset about Class weapon proficiency. So I made some updates. Thanks to everyone for helping me and my players on this. I put together a short Level 0 adventure just for fun. Let me know what you like/dislike.