A Disturbance in Shawnigan Lake

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20

Dungeons & Dragons 5e


About the adventure

You have been contacted by the council of the nine realms, a cry for help has been heard from the denizens of Shawnigan Lake, in the wilds of Howe Sound. A mysterious malady has swept through the village putting all but a few members into a state of disrepair and they seek heroes to discover the source of this curse. Bring together your comrades and undertake a journey that will see you encounter beasts of legend, daring challenges to overcome hazards upon the road, meet detailed and intricate characters as you dig for clues to find the source of this plague, then put an end to what has brought harm to these poor people. Will you be able to overcome the challenges set out before you? Or will you join the community in their misery and fade into oblivion?

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Allie, Chris & Frank


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16 years as a TTRPG player

8 years as a Game Master

133 games hosted

Brings Every D&D Source Book on D&D Beyond, The Monster's Know What They're Doing, Strongholds and Followers, Grim Hollow, The Griffon's Saddle Bag to the table

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How to prepare

You will need a mic and discord to be able to join in as well as an account on Roll20. If you would like a character sheet within roll20 simply let us know and we will get one setup for you. We also encourage the use of dndbeyond with beyond 20 for synchronizing with Roll20. Having a loose understanding of the rules in the players handbook is a bonus, but not a requirement. We are happy to bring you up to speed during the session 0 at the beginning of the game.

What I provide

We bring a wide variety of voices and characters and a fully original world enjoyed by dozens already. We also have custom made maps to help you dig into this environment as well as beautiful character art from a wide variety of artists. The dice will roll on the digital dice roller unless you have a lucky set of math rocks at home you'd prefer to play with.

Gameplay details

This session serves as a perfect introduction to Dungeons and Dragons. It will allow a group of first level characters to come up against a variety of skill challenges, roleplaying, exploration and combat to get a good feel for the game. If you play through this session and find the setting and game style are to your liking, then come and join us in our west marches campaign and continue to explore the world.

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How will character creation work

We use a variant of standard array and any mix of published materials from Wizards of the Coast. Stats will be 17,15,13,12,10,8 and you are free to build your own character or we have a wide variety of premade characters with beautiful portraits and tokens to choose from.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: None

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Price per player-session
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  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: None
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