Get Started with Sleeper Island

Sleeper Island is a D&D 5e setting that stays true to the spirit of West Marches. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “West March”, it is a large encompassing campaign consisting of multiple Dungeon Masters and an even larger number of players. It focuses on the core belief of going westward for the sake of exploration and discovery. But with these aspects also comes an intense amount of danger. Who you play with and what your exploration team looks like changes almost every time, so sign up, gather together, and seek your destiny!

If you’d like to know more about how West Marches are run, check out Matthew Colville’s Youtube video!

So the question is… How do you get started? The guides and videos below are here to help you start your adventure, piece by piece.

Welcome traveler from the mainland.
Beware the unknown monsters, who slither and bite.
Listen to the sage advice of those who still stand and fight.

Disclaimer: We are a very active group, so you can expect lots of pings to come from our Discord server.
If this bugs you, please change your notification settings on the server!

How to get started in 7 steps

1. Join Discord

Everything here runs on your Discord account, so make sure you’ve joined our Discord server!

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2. Ask for a witness

Ping staff with “@Witness Me” in our #character-creation channel, then wait to be acknowledged.
The Witnesser who witnesses you will use a command that prompts you to roll.

3. Rolling stats for your Character


Roll until you get at least two 15s or higher or a set of stats you like, whichever comes first.
If you choose to reroll your earlier stats become null and void.

Your Rolled stats are in order STR, DEX, CON, INT, WIS, CHA.
Use !randchar to roll.
If you don’t like your final roll you can take the Heroic array (16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 8) and put them in any order.

Rolls without a witness are invalid.

4. Make your character for Fantasy Grounds or PbP

We have custom guides for getting set up in Fantasy Grounds and DiceCloud.

Check out the links below to learn how and what is allowed.

5. Post Character Template

Go to #character-creation ping @Witness Me and post the filled in template with your character details.

Discord Name:
Character Name:
Stats: 1: Rolled Stats (include Witness name) or 2: Heroic
Starting Gold: (Gold From Background)

6. Sign up for a session

The next 3 upcoming sessions are listed below:

7. Play in a session

Have a great time playing in a session!