A Crisis of Succession

A Crisis of Succession

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20, Discord, Tabletop Simulator

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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Their Majesty's finest train for every possible scenario, but fortune loves a good twist. Hell of a time to wing it. The realm's largest—and ostensibly safest—provincial capital is under siege. Far from the borders of any rival nation, Their Majesty's gryphon cavalry is engaged in a pitched battle in the skies while the local garrison fights in the streets like rats. Against who? Against what? Reports are spotty and conflicting. One way or another, you're not in the business of just assuming it's a coincidence that the crown princess is there on holiday, so gear up. Infiltrate the city, find Princess Serafina, escort her out. Everything else is a non-priority. A Crisis of Succession is a gritty 10th level one-shot adventure where the party's decisions will shape the future of an entire realm. Such is the nature of things when royalty is involved. Take on the roles of the Sovereign's most elite agents, called up on short notice and thrust into a crisis situation. You have little intel and only one goal: ensure survival for the realm's first and only heir. There is no margin for failure. Original photo by Luigi Boccardo on Unsplash

3 years on StartPlaying

891 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Sets the Mood, Inclusive

Average response time: 4 hours

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

This game can be run on either Roll20 or Tabletop Simulator—the latter is the true experience, rendered on beautiful 3D game maps with an intuitive control scheme, but we can always use Roll20 instead if necessary. You should have a microphone for either platform, and ideally a Windows or Macintosh computer capable of rendering 3D graphics. You do NOT NEED TO OWN A COPY OF TABLETOP SIMULATOR to play in said version—I have guest copies you can use if you need them. If you intend to use a guest copy, it's worth showing up half an hour to an hour early to get set up or otherwise reaching out in advance. Beyond that, just bring your character sheet and a good attitude. For Roll20, it's worth finding 2D character art to use. Finding character art in advance is optional for Tabletop Simulator, as there will also be a wide selection of 3D character models to pick from. New to StartPlaying? You can also get a $10 credit to play in this adventure by signing up for your website account using this link! https://startplaying.games/referral/60cacd9cc01e2400076180af

What I provide

The magic ✨ And guest copies of Tabletop Sim as necessary. Again, if you don't own a copy of the software and need to use a guest copy, please get in touch ahead of time so we can set you up.

Gameplay details

Expect deadly combat interspersed with roleplay. This game thrusts the party into the middle of a bad situation, and they may have to make some unpleasant decisions in service of their goal. Players will face open-ended scenarios and it is up to them to choose how to best approach them, but confrontation is ultimately inevitable, and not everyone can be saved. To help ensure players have a safe and fun time in the midst of otherwise potentially distressing fiction, my tables employ common safety tools: lines and veils, the X-card, and open door. Players are welcome to request other safety tools.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Characters will be level 10, and completed character sheets should be brought to the game. In-depth backstories are not required for this particular game—a set of traits, ideals, bonds, and flaws ought to be enough. The crown looks for the most loyal subjects to serve as its elite agents, but for gameplay purposes, your character just needs to be willing to work with the other characters.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: High
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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