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Crypt of the Sun Lord

Crypt of the Sun Lord

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Fantasy Grounds

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


  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
  • Price per player-session

    About the adventure

    An introductory 5th Edition D&D One Shot game, great for beginners to 5E, D&D or Fantasy Grounds. Your ship is sailing to the outpost of Rybalka when a vicious blizzard hits - you must fight to bring the ship safely to shore! Discover the mysteries to be found on the crags above the glacial waters of Serpent Lake. What IS that strange symbol carved on a giant boulder above the beach, glinting through the gloom of the storm...?

    Professional Game Master

    Hywel Phillips


    40 years as a TTRPG player

    40 years as a Game Master

    1 game hosted

    Brings Fantasy Grounds, Syrinscape, all the 5E books you want from WOTC, Kobold Press, AAW, etc., many maps, tokens and artwork, bad but enthusiastic acting, shared world-building and a sense of adventure. to the table

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    Additional Details

    How to prepare

    You will need headphones and a decent microphone. You'll need to be on Discord for voice chat (video chat optional - I usually turn my cameras on, up to you whether you want to or not) - I'll send you an invite to my server. If you've not used it before, download and install Fantasy Grounds from: You'll need to sign up for a (free) demo account with them. Then run Fantasy Grounds and check for updates to make sure you have the latest version. There are instructions from there on my Discord fantasygroundstips channel (check the pinned messages).

    What I provide

    Fantasy Grounds pro subscription, Discord server, Syrinscape sounds through Discord, plus all the adventure modules and D&D books and so on!

    Gameplay details

    When you play in our games, we commit to high standards of professionalism, consideration, and kindness. You are paying to be here, as are your fellow players. Help me to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and an excellent experience for everyone. 1. Love Each Other The first rule is always to love each other. Be respectful of your fellow players, get to know them, work together as a team. Be helpful. Be nice. Be considerate. Don't engage in PvP without consent. 2. Engage Even if it isn’t your turn, be invested in the stories and actions of your fellow players. Together, we can tell a better story than any of us ever could on our own. Be efficient with the time you have the spotlight, think ahead to future rounds, and remember that impulsive, non-optimal strategies sometimes create the greatest moments! 3. Content Warnings As a general rule, I keep my games roughly “PG-13” rated. I will do my best to run the game and treat all subjects and themes in a mature way. Please help me make the game comfortable and safe for everyone by doing likewise. We will be using the X-card/Red card safety system within Fantasy Grounds. If there are specific triggers you would like to ensure we avoid let me know and I will enforce that across the board. Your character can be any gender you like. Our games are LGBTQIA+ friendly. You can have a combat wheelchair if you want.

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    How will character creation work

    As this is a one-shot game you will be playing pre-generated 2nd level characters. Alternatively if you are familiar with D&D 5E you are welcome to generate a 2nd level character yourself on D&D Beyond, send me the link a few days before the game and I will import to Fantasy Grounds. 27 point build, starting equipment as per PHB, allowed sources: PHB, Xanathar's, Tasha's. The setting is AAW's "Aventyr" world and this one-shot is a prequel to the Rise of the Drow campaign.

    Players can expect

    • Combat/Tactics: Medium
    • Roleplay: Medium
    • Puzzles: High
    • Experience Level: Open to all

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