A D&D Short Stack: Murder on the Eberron Express

A D&D Short Stack: Murder on the Eberron Express

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20, Theater of the Mind

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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Beginner

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Hello adventurer! Are you in between campaigns and looking to "get your quest on" but don't want to commit to another campaign just yet? Or maybe you just need a break from your current campaign? Want some pancakes? You see, adventuring is like eating pancakes. There are times when you crave pancakes but you're just not hungry enough to eat a whole stack. Why not order a short stack? Sometimes that's all you need to satisfy your pancake craving. A D&D Short Stack is a one-shot or short adventure that takes no longer than 2-3 sessions to finish. No long-term commitments. Cancel at any time. Join us for tonight's offering: "Murder on the Eberron Express" by Orla ni Dhuill : "Egan Bakker is a foundling from House Cannith, one of Khorvaire’s powerful Dragonmarked Houses, trying to make his way into their good graces. Bakker is an artificer on his way from Sharn to Fairhaven with his family and a suspicious collection of others. On the final day of travel, Bakker is shot and killed with newly invented firearm. The characters must solve the murder before they get to Fairhaven or the killer might escape, and they might be blamed by the Fairhaven guard. Not to mention the fact that the murderer must be one of them..." *** This is for 6th Level D&D5e Characters ***

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Additional Details

How to prepare

[ ] No experience is necessary - I will guide you through the rules, but it would be helpful if you read through the Basic Rules which can be found on D&D Beyond: https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules [ ] If you would like to use a character you created, please send me a copy of the character and any background information so I can review it before the session. You’ll also need your character sheet during the game. [ ] We will be using Roll20 for our virtual tabletop (VTT). If you don’t have one yet, please create a free Roll20 account at: https://roll20.net/ [ ] We will be using Discord for our voice communications. If you don’t have one yet, please create a free Discord account at: https://discord.com/ [ ] You’ll also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset) for Discord during the game. [ ] Once you have a Roll20 and Discord account and have signed up for the game, please contact me through StartPlaying Games (SPG) so I can send you the Roll20 and Discord links for the game and review your character.

What I provide

​I’ll have a Roll20 VTT and Discord server set up and will be happy to upload any tokens or pictures you might have for your characters. The VTT & Discord server will have dice-rollers and jukeboxes (for music), in addition to visual aids (maps, handouts, etc...).

Gameplay details

This is a murder mystery one-shot with mature themes - including alcohol (drinking), murder, and sexuality (offscreen). It is comparable to a 'PG-13' / 'Teen' ESRB rating.

Content warnings


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

Players are encouraged to create a 6th level Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition (DD5e) character beforehand, but a limited number of premade characters will be available for use.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Beginner

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