Players will create characters using the following
Your character begins play at age 11 (i.e., "First Years").
You and the Narrator will determine your character’s history
up to this point. Character concepts that do not fit the campaign will be avoided!
Starting characters will have the following equipment:
- 120 gold Galleons (FYI: there are 17 silver Sickles to a Galleon and 29
bronze Knuts to a Sickle).
- Three sets of plain work robes (black).
- One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear.
- One pair of protected gloves (dragon hide or similar).
- One winter cloak (black with silver fastenings).
- The following course books:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk,
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot,
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling,
A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch,
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore,
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger,
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, and
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble.
- 1 wand.
- 1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2).
- 1 set of glass or crystal phials.
- 1 telescope.
- 1 set of brass scales.
- An owl OR a cat OR a toad (Optional).
Please be aware that First Years are not allowed their own
The campaign starts on Wednesday, August 30, 1939 A.D. Characters will
be "First Years," about to begin their education in magic at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft &
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry was founded over one-thousand
years ago -- the precise date is uncertain -- by the four greatest Witches and Wizards of
the age. The four school Houses are named after them: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff,
Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. They built the Hogwarts Castle together, far from
prying Muggle (i.e., those without magical ability) eyes, for it was an age when magic was
feared by common people, and Witches and Wizards suffered much persecution.
The School Houses
Founder: Godric Gryffindor
Head of House: Professor Dumbledore
Qualities: Courageous, brave, clever, strong-minded, friendly, passionate and kind.
Colors: Scarlet and Gold
Entrance to Common Room: Portrait of the Fat Lady.
House Ghost: Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicholas De Mimsy-Porpington)
Founder: Helga Hufflepuff
Head of House: Professor Moffet
Colors: Yellow and Black
Qualities: Loyal, modest, honest, friendliness, kindness, hard working and pleasant.
Entrance to Common Room: By the Hogwarts kitchen, in the basement.
House Ghost: Fat Friar
Founder: Rowena Ravenclaw
Head of House: Professor Monteith
Colors: Blue and Bronze
Qualities: Down to earth, fair, clever, wise, friendly, hard working and noble.
Entrance to Common Room: A tower on the west side of the castle.
House Ghost: The Grey Lady
Founder: Salazar Slytherin
Head of House: Professor Blake
Colors: Green and Silver
Qualities: Sly, crafty, cunning, clever, funny, ambitious and quick-witted.
Entrance to Common Room: Trap door in a wall by the Dungeons.
House Ghost: The Bloody Baron
Notes: This house has turned out more Dark Witches and Wizards than any other.
The Characters (So Far ...)