Curse of Strahd
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20, Discord
About the adventure
This fantasy horror module adventure intended for characters levels 1-10 provides everything for a thrilling and spooky game experience. The full contents of the book version are fully integrated into the Roll20 module, from the adventure text, to the Tarokka card deck, to fully laid out encounters with hidden enemies and traps on the GM Info layer! This game will feature dynamic lighting for the extra fun of exploring the darkness and revealing the unseen. I favor Role Play over Roll play and really want you to have an experience of character driven adventure in a D&D adventure of gothic horror. I love old universal horror movies and intend to lean into that old school horror movie vibe. So, if curses, vampires, dark and stormy nights and the children of the night are your bag, join me. Let's make some magic!
How to prepare
For this game you will need a roll20 account (free) and discord for chat. You should have a stable internet connection and reliable ways to send and receive sound. being on camera is optional, being on mic is required unless you are unable. New players are welcome and I am happy to do a chat or call before game to go over any questions.
What I provide
I'll provide all required items through roll20. This includes the pure cool that is dynamic lighting. It should really shine in a gothic horror setting.
Plot-wise, and for those who have never touched Ravenloft in any of its previous iterations, the characters will find themselves away from their world, in a demiplane that only bears the name of the region: Barovia. Its ruler is no other than Strahd von Zarovich, a vampire that holds almost divine-like powers over the land, being its lord and prisoner in one. The characters will need to explore the land and find three items that will help them defeat their enemy in order to escape this sun-forsaken place. In the meanwhile, and in typical gothic-horror fashion, he will confront and taunt the players many times, while at the same time pushing his own agenda and trying to claim a woman he becomes obsessed with. There are only two ways to conclude this adventure; either Strahd will perish, or the characters. There is no other way. In addition to not being linear, the adventure provides numerous threads to explore and foes to eliminate. The atmosphere is truly that of horror. The imagery it continuously projects is that of helplessness, of despair, with disturbing insertions of pure horror. Warnings: There are some inherently problematic aspects to the portrayal of people modeled on the Romani in the "Old Hollywood" mode. Other content warnings are include substance use and abuse in the form of alcohol and soporifics, child endangerment and death, mental illness, trauma and the fact that Strahd is quite literally a sexual predator. He can be interesting and complicated but he subverts the will of others and keeps people captive. Safety tools used: X, N and O cards, Stars and Wishes, Open Door Policy.
Safety tools used
- X, N, and O Cards
- Lines and Veils
- Open Door
- Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work
We will create characters in our first session. It's good to set up a group dynamic and make sure everyone is playing a role they like as apart of a of balance. New players are welcome to set a time to go over character creation.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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