Can A God-King Bleed? (Long-term Dark Sun Campaign)
Dungeons & Dragons 5e, Homebrew Game on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
“I live in a world of fire and sand. The crimson sun scorches the life from anything that crawls or flies, and storms of sand scour the foliage from the barren ground. This is a land of blood and dust, where tribes of feral elves sweep out of the salt plains to plunder lonely caravans, mysterious singing winds call travelers to slow suffocation in the Sea of Silt, and selfish kings squander their subjects’ lives building gaudy palaces and garish tombs. This bleak wasteland is Athas, and it is my home." -Wanderer's Journal Beneath a crimson sun lies wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where sandal-clad heroes battle ancient sorcery and terrible monsters. This is Athas, the world of the Dark Sun campaign setting, a dying planet of savagery and desolation. Life hangs by a thread in this barren land, and now it is up to you to write your own story in blood and glory. The campaign will start in the city of Tyr, the party members will likely know each other and be part of a cabal looking to destabilize the Tyrian government. The primary focus of the campaign will be the events surrounding the city of Tyr. The overall theme of the campaign will be intrigue but all 3 pillars of D&D will be utilized and the game will very much be player driven. For more info about Dark Sun: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBIq-YtDQPR-zWId6kUzeIYImk81qCtUM
How to prepare
Players will need a discord account, a roll20 account and a working mic. Some working knowledge of Roll20 is preferred but not required.
What I provide
The only thing you need bring is a positive attitude and an openness to creating an amazing collaborative story. I will provide everything else. Maps, music, monsters, intrigue, voice acting, and lots of experience.
The campaign could be roleplay heavy or combat heavy or an even mix of both depending on how the players choose to interact with the world, how they solve the problems / adventures they are faced with and what tasks they choose to pursue versus what tasks they choose to ignore. The world is a living, breathing thing and nothing "stays still." I try to foster a more serious table culture that focuses on immersion and taking the story and plot seriously however, we are here to have fun after all, so some joking around and humor can be expected. Also I try to foster an inclusive table culture (LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and Disability welcome), no form of bigotry or discrimination will be tolerated between players, however Athas is a planet marked by slavery and oppression and some mature themes, bigotry and discrimination may come up between characters and npcs. Before anything gets too explicit or uncomfortable, I often just "fade to black" on the scene and let the players' imaginations fill in the rest.
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How will character creation work
Character creation will happen in Roll20 with the assistance of myself and the in game tools I have purchased and implemented. Characters will start at level 5 and we will use milestones for leveling. For more info on character creation please see the Roll20 page here: https://app.roll20.net/lfg/listing/146570/dark-sun-w-slash-dillondnd
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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