Converting 2nd edition characters to 5e, or D&D Next

Greetings.  It’s been a while since I last posted.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and a wedding in a far away land called South Dakota has kept me away.  A couple of campaigns featuring Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, one I’m running and one I’m playing in, are on the horizon.  A lot of the reddit D&D stuff I have been reading of late has pertained to converting characters and adventures over to the new system.  This idea appeals to me because my son and his friends want to play a Forgotten Realms Campaign set in 2nd edition (what this whole page is about).

Another thing I am sensing is that people 1) don’t want to wait until 2016-2018 (some of the time lines I am seeing) for their favorite campaign to be re-released by Wizards and 2) they have hundreds of dollars worth of old books just sitting around.

What I am going to try to do in this post is to convert a PC named Jaseraxe over to 5e.  Jas was a fighter/thief from a Menzoberranzan campaign I ran a lifetime ago.  Jaseraxe is complex and has some difficult elements to him, so I thought he would be a good place to start.  I will post him tonight for review and come back over the next few days and begin to break down our process for updating him.

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