A modern instant classic - Paizo's Abomination Vaults Campaign
Pathfinder 2e on Foundry VTT
About the adventure
Released almost 2 years ago by Paizo, this excellent follow-up to arguably the best ttrpg tutorial in modern times because an instant hit. Now through the magic of VTT's, in partnership with Foundry the module comes to life like the never before (the personal NPC music scores are damn near worth the asking price) Abomination vaults a lvl 1 to lvl 11 campaign spans this editions so called "megadungeon" a massive sprawling complex with danger at every turn. In the swamps near the peaceful coastal logging town of Otari, a blue beacon shimmers menacingly, issuing a call to the towns brave heroes to come to its defence. Some secrets tho, are sometimes best left burried and eager adventures might soon discover, there are fates worse than death to be found, beneath the cold earth. After all tho, the solitary, landlocked lighthouse housed in Gauntlight's keep is over half a milenia old at this point, it's memory is infamous enough that a nursery rime has survived to the modern day: When the fog is creeping, And the moon is low; When the town is sleeping, Gauntlight starts to glow!
How to prepare
Webcams are not mandatory, i will of course strive to allways be on camera - heatwave permitting. I do expect everyone to have at least a dedicated headset / microphone for the respect of your fellow players please don't have constantly buzzing, hard to understand audio equipment. Familiarity with the 2E system of course is a big advantage but i am perfectly capable and patient of inducting new players to the system. Everyone should read the Player's Handbook available for free at - https://downloads.paizo.com/AbominationVaults_PlayersGuide.pdf Software wise all that is required is a Free Forge account over at - https://forge-vtt.com/ - this is the Hosting platform i will be using to host Foundry. The game will launch in your browser. Some nominal minimum system requirements are necessary as Foundry is a beast of a VTT - https://foundryvtt.com/article/requirements/
What I provide
The premium Foundry VTT Module for Blood Lords with it's lovely upscalled battle maps and specially mixed ambiance. A near encyclopedic knowledge of the system. All published material for 2E so far and some excellent third party stuff A Discord community for hanging out and discussing with fellow players and myself in between sessions.
Personally, everyone having fun is the most important thing so i prefer a table where we can smile thill our jaws hurt just riffing off each other. I expect my players to excuse the odd OC moment if it means we can all have a pleasant evening. That being said given the nature of the campaign and the "meat grinder" reputation it some have given it, you can certainly expect both serious in character moments, as well as some light hearted ones as well (if only to jest away the sorrow, sometimes) Abomination Vaults also sometimes gets a bad rap for being light on roleplay and heavy on Rollplay. Personally having allready gone through AV twice with 2 full groups and being a players in a third AV i strongly dissagre with that sentiment. AV is certainly set up where you could blast through it in ~30 session, playing it like a roguelike, dice blazing all the way but i've had plenty of full 4 hour sessions where not one die was rolled and a good time was had by all. It truly is up to the groups how much the wish to focus on this particular pillar and i can flexibly lean either direction.
- Animal abuse
- Animal Death
- Body Horror
- Memory Erasing
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
Character creation will normally happen during session 0. If you're familiar enough with 2E feel free to of course build your own character and having it table ready. I love both disscusssion minutia with veterans and inducting new players - i aggre with the sentiment that character building is one of, if not THE biggest barrier to 2E adoption and i'll be there to help every step of the way. Free Archtype Variant rule is in Effect with the caveat of being allowed to chose your level 2 archtype, at lvl 1.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: High
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: None
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