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Behold: 8 free pregenerated characters for use in the Gothic Earth D&D setting (the world of the Masque of the Red Death Player's Guide), along with a custom character sheet for making new characters, a player summary of all that setting's new rules, and an added cheat-sheet for the DM. All are designed to be easy to pick up and use, allowing you to start play within moments of grabbing a character.

Hailing from a dark version of our own world in the 19th century, these characters all have fully-realized backstories and roleplaying notes (including guidelines for creating relationships with other PCs the moment they hit the table), and each bears an explanation of all the new rules required to play that character right there on the page, including the use of 1890s firearms such as pistols, rifles, and shotguns.

Since these characters include every rule necessary for using them in play, they are perfect for new players, though veterans of D&D will find them just as useful. As suiting the Earth-like world they call home, all of these characters are human, but with customized with different classes, archetypes, and social backgrounds, based on the new character options introduced in the Masque of the Red Death Player's Guide. All players need to do is choose a name and other personal details like gender and nationality, and they are instantly ready to begin a new adventure!

The included characters are:

  • "The Antiquarian" - 1st level Scion (Adept) - An Egyptologist whose study of ancient hieroglyphics led to the lost secrets of spellcasting;
  • "The Artisan" - 1st level Stalwart (Expert) - A tough-as-nails metalworker who immigrated to London to help battle demonic forces;
  • "The Criminal" - 1st level Sleuth (Criminal) - A cunning convict, called to fight a secret war after witnessing a cellmate's unnatural murder;
  • "The Dilettante" - 1st level Shepherd (Socialite) - A privileged aristocrat desperate to escape an occult "social club" with a terrifying secret;
  • "The Parson" - 1st level Shepherd (Parson) - A dedicated spiritual counselor, determined to master the forbidden art of exorcism;
  • "The Physician" - 1st level Sleuth (Expert) - A brilliant doctor, descended of royalty, tracking a supernatural plague across London streets;
  • "The Scout" - 1st level Soldier (Outrider) - A cavalry officer from the Americas, with  skills at tracking and survival that aid the quest to find a vanished spouse;
  • "The Shootist" - 1st level Soldier (Gunslinger) - A grizzled veteran, the haunted sole survivor of an unexplained massacre.

In addition to PDF versions of all these documents, the download also includes a Microsoft Word file containing the pre-gens, player summary, and DM cheat-sheet, allowing you to edit the characters as you see fit or even to easily copy and paste them into your own DMs Guild products (see the note below for more info).

This is a free preview of the bestselling Masque of the Red Death Player's Guide, which is a complete guide to all the rules you need to play in the Gothic Earth setting, including new classes, new archetypes, new backgrounds, new equipment (from pistols to typewriters to dynamite), new spellcasting rules, and new systems for running everything from firefights to social combat. Check it out at this link:

Cover of Masque of the Red Death Players Guide

Special Note for DMs Guild Authors: This document includes explicit permission for other creators to include the entire text of these pregenerated characters, the player rules summary, and the DM cheat-sheet in their own products, allowing you to create your own Gothic Earth adventures without having to shortchange any aspect of this unique setting or invent any new rules. Download this FREE product now and begin your journey exploring the frightening familiar horrors of Gothic Earth...

If you enjoy this product, please check out these and other DM's Guild titles by author Jeremy Forbing, whose Ravenloft Archetypes product prompted praise from Critical Role creator Matt Mercer as being "Really grand content! Well thought out, well presented, and a fantastic supplement to any campaign... Highly recommended!"

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