Last night I finally sat down to create my first 5e character. And like I promised, it's a mountain dwarf wizard. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was, even when I opted for some of the slower choices. It did however show me where I'll be making my first house rule for 5e.
What I did:
Standard ability score array
Rolled starting money and individually picked equipment
Chose background, traits, ideals, boons, and flaws.
All told, I think it took maybe 15 minutes, and that was due in large part to double checking everything, and needing to look up the different spells. So here he is:
Vondal Runeforged, Mountain Dwarf Wizard
Soldier (standard bearer) background
Str 14 +2
Dex 14 +2
Con 15 +2
Int 15 +2
Wis 8 -1
AC 15 (chain shirt)
Trait: Full of stories
Bonds: Never leaves a friend behind
Flaws: Little respect for those unproven
Combat Training (axes and hammers)
Armor Training (light and medium)
Languages: Dwarven, Common
Battle Ax +4 1d8+2 slashing (1d10+2 2-handed)
Light Hammer +4 1d4 bludgeoning 20/60
Pouch made from an orcish banner
Ray of Frost
1st Level Spells
Like I said, I'm pretty impressed. While Vondal will not necessarily be the most impressive spellcaster around, the shock of thunder wave blasting a ring of orcs away from what looked like a dwarf warrior... Well, it brings an evil gleam to this DM's heart. I would check with my DM to see if he'd let me use the rod as a club... Although it seems the wizard isn't proficient in club. That's weird.
Ok, first house rule, wizards get clubs.
So what did your first character look like?