A Crisis of Succession (Roll20 version)

A Crisis of Succession (Roll20 version)

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20

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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

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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

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887 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Sets the Mood, Inclusive

Average response time: 4 hours

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

Voice communication will be handled through Discord, with Roll20 for visual aids. Beyond that, just bring your character sheet, imagination, and a good attitude! You'll find the info you need to get started on your adventure dashboard after signing up: https://startplaying.games/adventures 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 ✨ I also have the player resources books on D&D Beyond for character creation using official content, as well as a Google Drive folder full of official references and curated third-party publications for the homebrew aficionados. Additionally, I have a selection of pre-made characters to choose from if you desire.

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. A selection of pre-made characters is also available to choose from in Roll20.

Players can expect

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

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