Adventures - The Lost Expedition
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Tarrasque.io
About the adventure
Some time ago, a wealthy merchant by the name of Gandor Von commissioned an expedition into the Darkwind mountains to unearth new resources and enrich his business enterprises. He lost contact with them more than a month ago. Unwilling to completely write off the expedition, he's hired you, able bodied adventurers, to delve into the mountains in search of his lost investment. Armed with bravery, cunning, and their last known coordinates, it's time to brave the dark tunnels in search of "The Lost Expedition." * * * * * Welcome to "The Lost Expedition," a one-shot with themes of mystery and horror. Explore the dark places beneath the mountain in search of the missing miners and return with whatever information you can to earn your reward.
How to prepare
For gameplay, I will be using 4 websites/programs. [list] [*] Dndbeyond - My collection includes all major published works which will be made available via content sharing on the campaign page. I'll also share special homebrew backgrounds that can be chosen to enmesh yourself in the setting, and homebrew items that can be acquired in game. [b]Create a free account in order to access my shared content.[/b] [*] Discord - We'll use this for voice and dice rolls with the help of free browser extension called "Beyond20" which allows for virtual dice rolls off your dndbeyond sheet to be forwarded straight to discord chat. [b]You'll need a free discord account and either the desktop app or the in-browswer client.[/bl] My discord has guides for helping to set everything up. Install Discord and create a free account. If you're using firefox or chrome, I encourage you to also install Beyond20 for character sheet and dice integration. [*] Tarrasque.io - This is a low-weight virtual tabletop currently in beta that I'm helping to test, and by participating in my game, you'll get an invitation to make a free player account and try it out. It's quick, efficient, and entirely browser based. After joining the game, I'll send you an invitation to make a free player account. [*] HeroForge - As part of the game, I invite you to create a mock-up of your character on Heroforge.com and share them with me. I'll create a token and portrait of them for use on the VTT, yours to keep when we're done. [/list] Other than those, you'll need a microphone and a stable internet connection.
What I provide
I bring a full collection of dndbeyond content, a lightweight virtual tabletop, access to custom portrait and token creation, and custom made, full color maps.
"The Lost Expedition" tells the story of your characters as they search for the eponymous lost venture. To unravel the mystery, they'll need to delve into the dark mines and battle strange terrors. What they find may horrify them. The game will be a blend of investigation and action with a sci-fi horror take reminiscent of "after the end" stories.
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How will character creation work
Character creation will follow a few guidelines, mostly standard, but with a few additions to create flavor. [list] [*]Characters will start at level 6. We'll use standard array for stats. All official character class and race options are allowed, including Tasha's custom origin options. Unpublished unearthed arcana will be allowed on a case by case basis. [*]In addition to starting resources (either equipment or average wealth), players may start with 1 uncommon magic item. [*]Alignment - I have a somewhat unconventional take on alignment. Good is more aptly called altruism, or a character's willingness to put others before themselves. Evil, conversely, is more appropriately titled selfishness, or a character's tendency to place their own needs before others. Lawful and chaotic leanings, then, are a character's respect (or lack thereof) for authority. Neither axis defines personality. Because of this, I'm willing to accept characters of any alignment. I'm not willing to accept outright villains, though. A thief might be chaotic neutral or even evil, but still work together and care about their group. Even if the character at times chafes at this or questions their own loyalty, I expect the player to commit to always furthering the long-term health of the group. [/list]
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Beginner
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