StartPlaying logo
Against the Shadows

Against the Shadows

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20

Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts


  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Advanced
  • Price per player-session

    About the adventure

    Grim, homebrewed gothic horror campaign created for one of my ongoing Dungeons and Dragons groups. Set in the continent of Umbras, the party struggles against a group known as the Dark Eight: eight powerful beings who brought about the "Age of Darkness." The current age is known as the "Age of Darkness" because sunlight rarely shines upon Umbras, gloomy clouds constantly filling the skies. This has allowed creatures of the night, such as vampires, to freely roam the land without fear of the coming dawn. Can these heroes fight back against the Dark Eight and bring back the sunlight, or will the light be snuffed out once and for all?

    Professional Game Master

    Justin Butterworth


    8 years as a TTRPG player

    0 years as a Game Master

    0 games hosted

    Brings Every D&D Book (Physical Copies or via Dndbeyond), Roll20 Pro Membership to the table

    Justin Butterworth profile

    Additional Details

    How to prepare

    Ensuring they have a working mic.

    What I provide

    Roll20 Pro membership, customized battlemaps.

    Gameplay details

    Exploration, dungeon crawls, heavy roleplay, and a ton of combat are expected. Safety tools such as lines and veils, breaks, rewinding/fast forwarding, and debriefing are used.

    Content warnings


    Safety tools used


    How will character creation work

    Characters have been created beforehand.

    Players can expect

    • Combat/Tactics: High
    • Roleplay: High
    • Puzzles: Low
    • Experience Level: Advanced

    Find Dungeons & Dragons 5e Game Masters

    Check out some of our GMs
    See all

    Browse Games by System

    What's StartPlaying?

    Tabletop Roleplaying Games Run by Game Masters
    • Find a game to join solo or search for a professional game master for you and your friends/coworkers/family.
    • Book your session and wait for the Game Master to approve you.
    • If you don't have a blast with your first game, your next game is on us.