Will You Survive Your Next Dungeons & Dragons Campaign?

By: Amanda Monell
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
Will You Survive Your Next Dungeons & Dragons Campaign?
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About This Quiz

In Dungeons & Dragons, whenever a new campaign is afoot, the energy among the players is simply electric. For the DM, they have the task of creating the world and all of the NPCs in it. The players have the responsibility of making their characters, who may or may not make it to the end of the tale. In many cases, you or a member of your party may end up changing characters halfway through, in some cases because of incompatibility or boredom, but in other cases, because of death.

When the death of a character occurs in a campaign, it can shake the party to the core. If it is during combat, the other players run the risk of losing their characters too, causing one of the worst things possible, a TPK (total party kill). If that happens, just pray you have a DM who has a little bit of mercy to revive the party. When that one character dies, the whole party dynamic usually goes to the wayside, many common strategies being scrapped to accommodate for a new character whenever they should arrive.

So, with your newest campaign, do you think your hero will have the grit to make it to the end, earning a worthy retirement, or are they going to fall? Take this quiz to find out if your hero is the stuff that legends are made of.

1 - listening to music Some players have rituals that they perform before they attend a session; what's yours?
I listen to music that gets me in the mood to play.
I have a "lucky" item that I always grab.
I make sure I have my kit ready.
Nothing out of the norm

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2 - D&D dice You've had a bad night of critical fails; what happens to your dice?
I put the set I've been using away and pull out a new set.
I buy a new set of dice.
I borrow a set from one of my teammates.
Even though my teammates are trying to get me to use their dice, I am certain I can turn this bad luck around.

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3 - success D&D How often do you roll a crit success during a session?
The most I've rolled is around four.
At least two
It depends on how much role playing there is.
Once if I'm lucky

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4 - backstory character Many players create backstories for their characters to help shape their stories; how detailed is yours?
I've started to develop a little bit of a story.
I have a draft created.
I don't have much of anything written; my character is too busy adventuring to log a story.
I have an entire story drafted starting from childhood.

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5 - character class Class familiarity can help immensely when playing a character; is this the first time you've played your character's class?
No
I've played this character once a while ago.
This is the first time that I'm playing this character's archetype.
Yes

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6 - combat When it comes to combat, where do you tend to position yourself?
In the front
In the back
Somewhere in the middle
Flanking the tank

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7 - combat Which of these things do you tend to do when you are in combat?
I make sure that my character is in a flanking position.
I ask the team about their hit points in case the healer needs to do their thing.
I remember to raise my shield at the end of my turn.
I hold my turn if necessary.

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8 - died in D&D Have you ever died in a campaign before?
Once or twice
I've lost count on the number of times that I've died.
A few times
No

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9 - strategy D&D Before combat, did you and your party strategize how things were going to go down?
There was a little discussion.
Yes, but I didn't contribute much.
Yes, and my team went with my idea.
We started to discuss strategy in the middle of combat.

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10 - elf Races can play into how tough your character is; which of these races are you playing?
Dwarf
Human
Elf
Halfling

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11 - rolling dice During a typical session, do you spend time rolling your dice to see which ones perform the best?
Sometimes
Never
If I'm getting restless, I will.
All the time

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12 - character D&D Do you have a backup character already drafted up in the event that your character does pass?
No
I've been playing with a few ideas.
I know what class I'm playing but nothing else.
Yes

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13 - party alignment Party alignments can help keep your character alive; what kind of party are you playing with?
A lawful good party
A chaotic good party
A neutral party
An evil party

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14 - combat ready Sometimes combat happens in the blink of an eye; how quick are you able to get your character combat-ready?
I can get them ready in no time at all.
I may need a few moments to prepare.
It depends on how well I can read the situation before combat.
I'm always straying behind.

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15 - treasure chest You're in a dungeon and find a treasure chest left unguarded. What do you do?
I check it for traps as well as poking it with a stick to make sure it isn't a mimic.
I check for traps.
I successfully open it, setting off some traps in the way.
I try to crack it open and take what I can.

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16 - monster Many of the monsters in D&D have weaknesses; how many of them can you identify?
I know most of them.
I know some of them.
I know a lot of them.
I don't know any of them.

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17 - green dragon Pop quiz! What kind of breath does a green dragon breathe?
Fire
Poison
Ice
Electricity

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18 - healing potions Which of these items do you make sure you have handy before heading into a big battle?
A wand of dimension door
An ion stone charged with magic missiles
A good shield
Healing potions

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19 - fantasy character When your character isn't adventuring, what are they doing to earn their keep?
They're part of the town guard.
They work in a tavern.
They fight for sport.
They cook food and brew spirits.

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20 - armor After killing a big baddie, you come across some new armor. What is the first thing you do?
Try to figure out if it is cursed
Assess the party members to see who it would work with best
Try it on
I let my party members take it.

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21 - damsel in distress While on your adventures, you come across a damsel in distress; do you help her?
I agree to help, but am suspicious about it.
I voice my concerns to the group but go along with whatever they decide.
Of course
Nope

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22 - medieval night When night falls, you and your party are awakened by a noise. What does your character do?
Get ready to fight!
I try to peer into the darkness to see what it is.
I wait to see what the other party members do.
I figure it is wild animals and fall back asleep.

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23 - medieval knight Sometimes when things get sticky, many players struggle with keeping their character's alignment in mind when they role play. Are you one of them?
No
I do become conflicted when it comes to life and death situations.
I don't struggle any more than anyone else.
Yes

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24 - betrayal Would your character ever betray the party for their best interest?
It depends on how severe the betrayal is.
If it is true to my character's alignment, yes
I don't think so.
Nope

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25 - dragon Things are getting heated in a battle against an ancient dragon, and your HP are dropping quickly. What do you do?
I tell the healer to heal me if they can.
I take a healing potion.
Any of these sound good.
I start to retreat.

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26 - dungeon Sometimes character deaths can happen in a less than heroic way. Which one of these deaths would you feel ashamed to have your character experience?
Drowning in a shallow river
Choking on a tough piece of meat
Assassinated in their sleep
Getting lost in a dungeon

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27 - dice Your party is in the thick of it and you've died; how much faith do you have in your dice?
I have more faith in my party members.
I usually have a few additional tricks up my sleeves.
It depends on how my session is going that evening.
My faith is strong in my dice.

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28 - monster If you had to choose, which one of these monsters would you like to kill your character?
A displacer beast
A beholder
A mind flayer
A gelatinous cube

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29 - died Oh, no! You've just died; what do you do?
Try to get over the shock
Start reading up on races for character
Contemplate taking a break
Console my teammates

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30 - TPK If your character was part of a TPK experience, when do you think they'd fall?
Last
Somewhere near the end
Second
First

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