Clockwork of Strahd
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About the adventure
A classic retold, Curse of Strahd takes one of the most iconic adventures and settings of pas editions of D&D and re-vamps it (heheh) for 5th edition. In this campaign players will get to experience a level of gothic horror uncommon in most D&D games. Because of this, heavy roleplay and immersion are strongly encouraged. I have run this adventure multiple times for different groups, and I have "refined" the experience over the course of 3 years. I have changed quite a lot from the official module, and the adventure itself is already heavily replayable as it is. If you have already played Curse of Strahd once, you're welcome to come and enjoy this version, as long as you avoid spoilers to the rest of the party. Curse of Strahd is a level 1-10 campaign, and focuses on lower-level play. Survival and horror are key components of the Barovia experience. Many encounters can be solved through roleplay, but there's plenty of combat if you feel up to the challenge. Because of the setting, character creation will be slightly limited. It's hard to enjoy a darker adventure if there's too many whacky characters.
How to prepare
You should at least have a roll20 and Discord account, as that's what we'll be using. I also suggest watching an old horror movie.
What I provide
I have the hardcover book for the adventure as well as PDF files for all the original maps, which we will use during the campaign
Each session will start with a recap, and taking off with last session's cliffhanger. It might begin with combat or roleplay, depending on where we left off. As I know this adventure by heart, I can assure you, there will be plenty of both during each session.
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How will character creation work
We can create characters together with the whole group during session 0. We can chose whether to roll or buy ability scores and what level to begin at (1st or 3rd) I encourage to make some characters that already kind of know each other in order to ease roleplay for the group, but it's not a requirement. I suggest not aiming for powerplay but for characters that are interesting on a roleplay level.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Beginner
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