Shield of Aekyla
Generating Player Characters
New Player Characters
Race: The Player Characters (PCs) are limited to the standard races and sub-races; Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings are all available. Exotic races like Tieflings and Dragonborn are only used for Non-Player Characters (NPCs), if they exist in the world at all.
Class: The Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (D&D 5e) classes are all available with the exception of Sorcerer, which is reserved for NPCs.
I encourage you to roll up your own characters. I’ll review all PCs for fairness, but you should use the “4d6 drop lowest” for the 6 attributes. You may roll up 3 sets of stats and keep the best one.
Wizards of the Coast has a free PDF available that covers most of the options (Basic DnD Rules). This excludes some classes like Barbarian, Bard, Monk, etc. and many of the Archetypes for existing classes. However, this is a good place to start. If you’re unfamiliar with the rules you should create your first character with the available options in the basic rules. If you are an advanced player and interested in the exotic we can discuss.
You may want to use some tools like MadBeard’s fillable character sheet (MadBeard’s character sheet) for D&D 5e. That can help you keep track of the minutia.