I had a wonderful time last night playing with the "thursday night gentlemans club". Which actually needs a rename, since we have girls playing with us now. Two hours is the perfect amount of time for D&D.
We were talking about characters last night, creating them, dead ones etc. I know that Vance has a binder full of characters he's created (I think he's like me, he likes to learn systems by creating characters). I think we all like creating characters. One thing I realized is that my google drive is filled with started characters, dead characters, some characters from one shots that are still "alive". I really like the idea of creating a book full of characters. A brief backstory, start them at level 1, etc. Try and create multiple characters of the same class, that are different.
The other thing I'd like to do is post up some characters from google drive as I delete them. So here's Mythanar Valren, who died during Steves game. He fell into a black sphere at the bottom of a well.
(A B/X Character)
5th Level Elf
AC: 5 (14)
THACO: 17 (+2)
STR: 8 (-1)
WIS: 13 (+1)
CON: 13 (+1)
Saves: D10, W11, P11,B13,S12
Equipment: Magical Spear +2 (1d6), backpack, Chainmail armour,
1st Level: Charm Person, Shield, Sleep
2nd Level: Invisibility, Web
3rd Level: Fireball