Curse of Strahd - Mistwalker
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Foundry VTT
About the adventure
Under the raging storm clouds, a lone figure stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. The vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stares down a sheer cliff at the village below. A cold, bitter wind spins dead leaves about him, billowing his cape in the darkness. Lightning splits the clouds overhead, casting stark white light across him. Strahd turns to the sky, revealing the angular muscles of his face and hands. He has a look of power- and of madness. His once handsome face is contorted by a tragedy darker than the night itself. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind's howling increases as Strahd turns his gaze back to the village. Far below, yet not beyond his ken, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd's face forms a twisted smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they have come-all according to his plan. He, the master of Ravenloft, will attend to them. Another lightning flash rips through the darkness, its thunder echoing through the castle's towers. But Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind-or perhaps a lone wolf-fills the midnight air. The master of Raven loft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited.
How to prepare
In-game requirements: Character Backstory, sheet, description, and character visual representation. Outside Requirements: The Forge account (free), Discord account, Player Character Token, Microphone and Headset, browser with hardware acceleration on. (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, etc.)
What I provide
I will be hosting the FoundryVTT game through my personal Forge server, with all required sheets, tokens, music, SFX, handouts, etc.
I want all my players to have a good time and be comfortable above all, and CoS being a grim gothic horror campaign doesn't change that! Session 0 will serve to discuss the lines and veils of what additional boundaries players wish to set, but keep in mind that this also applies beyond session 0! I am always open to additional discussion during the campaign, and adjusting accordingly. This is a welcoming table, and I am always willing to work together to be as inclusive as possible. :)
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Luxton Technique
- Luxton Technique Discussion
- Monte Cook RPG Consent Checklist
- Open Door
- Session 0
- Stars and Wishes
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
I like to divide character creation into two categories, thematically and mechanically. On note of the former: The land of Barovia is filled with many groups, individuals, factions and situations that will place characters in a wide variety of choices to be made - make sure to think hard about what kind of person your PC is! their morals and philosophies, creeds and allegiances, history and aspirations - the path you walk in Curse of Strahd will shape your story, so be prepared! I'll provide starting bonus inspiration for players who provide me with 5 or more character knives ^^ As for the latter category of character creation, here you go! have fun crunching numbers and theorycrafting!: -Level 3 starting point, Standard Point Buy System (27) -Standard racial modifiers or Customizing Origin (Tasha's) -Basic starting equipment + 30 gold budget for additional equipment. - All official WoTC 5e material sources allowed, and homebrew is up for DM approval after discussion (i.e. Matt Mercer's Bloodhunter, Keith Baker's Eberron Expanded, etc.)
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Beginner
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