Forbidden Lands Fridays
Forbidden Lands, Year Zero Engine on Discord, Foundry VTT
About the adventure
Beyond the mountains that separate civilization from the wilderness, beyond the mists of the north, lay Forbidden Lands, once called the Ravenland—the promised lands of human settlers who once displaced elves, dwarves, goblins, and halflings. Now strange creatures dwell in those valleys, strange creatures that should not be, for that land is cursed. A human mage, Zygofer, long ago made it so; when confronted by an army of orcs, he summoned demons for their infernal aid. Zygofer and his daughter Therania came to rule the Ravenland, but the demons took their price from the old sorcerer and even the land itself. For hundreds of years, a demonic mist descended over the Forbidden Lands, keeping its denizens close to their own hearths. The tiny communities that had managed to survive war, famine, and demons became tiny, isolated motes of settled life in the vast wilderness filled with monstrous beings. You were born in this Forbidden Land, a child of one of these small villages. You came to your profession early in life, as all must do in small self-sufficient communities. But things are changing; over the last several years, the mists have come more-and-more infrequently. It might be safe to travel again, perhaps to trade, perhaps to adventure. Perhaps to find glory beyond your little village. https://youtube.com/watch?v=WgpOkhsvPvM
How to prepare
Gird your loins, the Ravenlands will try to kill your character, and will likely succeed. This requires a very different mindset from games where the fun is ‘always winning’ in games like Forbidden Lands, fun is garnered by epic tales of survival against high odds, and when survival isn’t in the cards, to have the best death possible. Players must have a computer with a modern web browser that is compatible with Foundry VTT and a broadband internet connection for that computer. Players will need a free account for Syrinscape to be able to download the free online player we use for game sounds, and you’ll need a Discord account to communicate during and between games.
What I provide
I bring the Foundry VTT and Syrinscape licenses as well as the official ruleset and adventure.
Players can expect a game of wonder and exploration amid a brutal world. Engagements with monsters use Forbidden Lands dynamic and fast-paced combat system which rewards creativity and skill without getting in the weeds with obscure mechanics. We’ll be using the official ruleset on Foundry VTT which you can access at no additional charge through any modern web browser. Sounds and music will be provided through Syrinscape’s free online player.
- Alcohol Use
- Animal Death
- Body Horror
- Character Death
- Child Death
- Drugs (addiction, use, withdrawal)
- Medical Issues
- Mind alteration
- Pet Death
Safety tools used
- Open Door
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
We’ll make the first batch of characters at session zero, but character creation is fast and easy and can be done in minutes, or seconds if you use the optional life-path generation method.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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