Night of the Gray Death - PF2e High Level Adventure with Commissioned Art
Pathfinder 2e on Discord, Foundry VTT
About the adventure
We will be running one of the many fantastic Adventures published by Paizo in 2e on a fully-loaded Foundry VTT! We can discuss themes, tone, ad characters during the free Session 0. There, we will run through the themes, goals, expectations, and etiquette for our table before jumping into character creation. I will help all those that require it, with no limitations when it comes to rarity or build choices. Once we are happy, I will make a custom token for you to use within the game. The Adventure: "Galt's executioners are the masked and mysterious Gray Gardeners. Held above the laws of the chaotic nation, these grim killers soak the revolution-wracked land in dread and blood. They behead the guilty and innocent alike with their magical guillotines, but few possess the courage to stand against them. Powerful heroes must infiltrate the Gray Gardeners and put an end to their reign of terror. As the heroes race from haunted crypts to the elegant opulence of an ill-fated masque, the midnight chime will bring salvation or doom to a nation. Night of the Gray Death is a deluxe adventure in Gothic horror for 16th-level characters written by Ron Lundeen. It exposes the secrets of the Gray Gardeners with new monsters, new magic items, and new challenges to test the mightiest heroes. Mysteries and intrigue abound during the Night of the Gray Death!" - Paizo.com Variant Rules: - Free Archetype: take a Dedication to give another dynamic to your character - Critical Hit/Fumble Deck: Let's make those natural 20s count with extra effects! - Hero Point variant: Hero Points can be spent to add +6 to a d20 roll, or give me a -6 to one of my d20 rolls About Me: I am a Games Master with nearly a decade's worth of experience and have run a number of games in D&D, SWFFG, Starfinder, Lancer, Basic Fantasy, Pokemon Tabletop United, Blades in the Dark, and - my favourite so far - Pathfinder 2e. This hobby has somewhat taken over my life: be it my bi-weekly game that has been running for 6 years, various one-shots and mini-campaigns, play-by-post experiments, artwork, books... I'm rather enthusiastic. As my schedule has freed up somewhat, I now have space to run another Pathfinder 2e campaign using Foundry VTT's many bells and whistles to bring life to an already fantastic game. I like to see the rules as a launch-pad for creativity - allowing for Rule-of-Cool, Rules-as-Interpreted, and creative resolutions - with a flexible and tactical game that balances all the way from level 1 to the end-game. I'm passionate, friendly, accommodating, and patient. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned vet, you're welcome at my table.
How to prepare
All you need is a Discord account and a mic. Webcams are optional (mine is a little buggy, but I'll try to keep it on and working), but they do help with player and character interactions. Access to either Pathbuilder or Wanderer's Guide is recommended, but you can also just have everything on Foundry if you would rather. I will be using a website called The Forge to host our game (it is safer, faster, and works very well) so you will need to have a free account to access the link at https://forge-vtt.com/ . You may use the online Dice Roller installed on Foundry (you can even customise the graphic of the dice that are rolled!) or bring and roll your own - as long as you stay honest!! Other than that, just positivity and enthusiasm!
What I provide
Each player will get their own custom token to be used for their characters (my work can be found @osiristokens on Instagram). There will be battlemaps, music, effects, and the full lvl 16-20 Adventure ready to go. In addition, at the end of each book, I will create a party illustration of each of the characters for you to download. I look forward to meeting you! Happy gaming.
I like to follow the rules but allow for creative solutions and some appropriate bending. Combat should aim to be snappy, and I make sure that everyone knows when their turn is approaching so that they have plenty of time to think and react. Table Etiquette: - This is a game: having fun is always the first goal. This expands to all players - GM included. - Respect the team: racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, or any other toxic and disgraceful behaviour will not be tolerated. We are all human beings, so let's celebrate that. - Communication is key: conflict happens, and often enhances the game as a whole. Make sure that you check in with everyone so that we can be clear about where that conflict stops. - Be reasonable and clear with your expectations: every character has a story, and campaigns are long-form. I'll do my best to make sure that everyone feels that they have had valuable "screen-time", but I would also ask that you remain patient and respectful of the fact that the spotlight may shine on others for a time, too. That being said, I - as a mistake-prone and fallible human - will always take the time to listen and discuss any grievances. This refers back to the previous point. - Do not be a ghost: this does not mean "don't be quiet". Some people aren't as keen on role-play, and that is fine. What I am referring to, is people exiting with no word or explanation. If our game is not your cup-of-tea, that is absolutely fine, and I hope that you find a better fit soon. If that is the case, please let us know. I always appreciate feedback, and that way we can fill the spot, and the game doesn't grind to a halt whilst we find explanations as to why your character isn't there.
- Character death
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Open Door
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
Characters begin at 16th level with the Free Archetype variant rule. You do not need a character fully fleshed out - as we will chat in Session 0 - but a general concept would be helpful. The adventure is heavily inspired by gothic literature and the French Revolution, with elements of investigation and mystery. http://pathbuilder2e.com or https://wanderersguide.app/ are both great assets for character creation, and the character sheets will be generated and maintained within our Foundry VTT world. I also run a "see how it fits" policy. For 2 sessions, if you realise that a feat is not what you envisioned, or doesn't work how you thought it would, you can swap it out for a different one (provided the parameters are still met). There are a ton of options in PF2e, and I don't want to cause anxiety or choice paralysis! I am always available to chat. If you aren't sure about how something works, the practical use of something, which feats would fit the concept, what the terminology means, please do not hesitate to ask. You aren't pestering me, you don't need to feel bad, I really love character creation and enjoy helping!
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Intermediate
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