Courts of the Shadow Fey - An Adventure of Intrigue and Mystery for 5E D&D
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
A unique offering from Kobold Press, the leading 3rd party publisher of D&D products, updated for 5th edition: Courts of the Shadow Fey features a perilous journey through the maze of deceit, intrigue, and treachery of the noble houses of the Feywild. When an old fey pact threatens their homeland, the player characters must journey to the Feywild to seek the elusive court of the Queen of Night and Magic. Our heroes will need to raise their status among the fey nobility until they can seek an audience with the Queen. To do this they will have to engage with the decadent and corrupt world of the court, whether by defending a highborn lady's honor in a duel, excelling at a contest of wit or virtuosity, or succeeding in a wild hunt for a legendary monster of the shadow forests. In a place where someone is always watching, among decadent nobility for whom enchantment and illusion magic are second nature, can you impress the queen and win freedom for your people, or will you loose everything and become another story people tell of those who last their way in the shadow roads?
How to prepare
A good quality microphone (preferably a headset) is required to use Discord. I also strongly encourage players to use video during games. Games using video conferencing are usually more enjoyable for all parties, as video prevents misunderstandings and miscommunication. In addition you will need (free) accounts for Discord and Roll20, and you might want to download the Discord client. All game materials (handouts, character sheets, maps, tokens) will be available through Roll20
What I provide
Characters will have access to the Roll20 compendium, including the (fantastic) art and assets created by Kobold Press for this adventure.
This is not a typical D&D 5e campaign. Players will spend a lot of time interacting with the eccentric nobility of the fey court, as well as their less privileged but equally fantastical servants. Though they Feywild is full of physical dangers, the greatest foes fight with deceit and treachery, not spell and sword. The player characters will be able to choose which parts of court life they would like to engage in. There is potential for some mature themes to arise out of gameplay, as courtship is an important part of the rituals of shadow fey nobility. We will generally deal with these aspects of the game by drawing the curtain and letting the scene be implied rather than played out in detail. All players should feel welcome and comfortable at the table at all times. Language and behavior that makes the game less fun for others will not be tolerated. We will put safety tools in place to ensure that people have a way to express when their limits have been disrespected. Nobody should have to explain their preferences in this respect.
- Character Death
- Mind alteration
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Open Door
- Session 0
How will character creation work
We will make characters together during session, with a common origin and background story. All tools for creating characters will be made available through Roll20. You do not need to make any preparation in advance.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Beginner
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