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Curse of Strahd

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Curse of Strahd

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Discord, Roll20

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

$20.00

Information

  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session
$20.00

About the adventure

πŸ’€You are trapped! A Vampire blocks the only escape. Defeat him or your soul will be trapped forever.πŸ’€ Venture into a forsaken land lost in time, where you will come face to face with the unearthly and unsettling terrors of gothic horror. The ultimate challenge awaits you in the form of Strahd himself. He is not your typical one-dimensional villain. He possesses charm and determination, but above all, he is plagued by ennui. He craves a worthy challenge.... Will the characters rise to the occasion and prove to be a worthy adversary, or will they become yet another disposable distraction in his endless quest for stimulation? Embark on a thrilling journey with me as the game master, where you'll encounter fast-paced combat and a character arc that will take you from a timid Level 1 character with a desire to return home, to a formidable force of nature capable of taking on even the most powerful of gods. Join me in a world where the stakes are high and the challenges are great, as you experience the full range of your character's potential. With pulse-pounding action, detailed world-building, and deep, complex characters, I will keep you on the edge of your seat. Join our heroes as they navigate the horrifying dangers and fight to escape the clutches of Strahd. Will you succeed or will you be trapped forever? Your fate rests in your hands. I have reimagined the encounters to be more dynamic incorporating unique challenges and objectives for players to complete beyond simply inflicting damage on their opponents. My Dungeon Master style is to create highly immersive and satisfying experiences for my players. My approach to combat is dynamic and unpredictable, with a focus on rewarding creative thinking. In terms of roleplaying, I place a strong emphasis on character development. I aim to create opportunities for players to delve deeper into their characters and discover their true selves as the adventure progresses. To me, a successful adventure is one in which a character has undergone meaningful growth and change. As we journey through the land, I will make the environment come alive. There is nothing more rewarding than hearing a player exclaim 'That was the best DnD session I've ever had'. These are the testimonials from players about my games: βœ”οΈ "I was looking for a fast paced high action game and Ozy did not disappoint" πŸ’– "Had a great time with the start of the campaign ... and can't wait to continue with this journey." πŸŽ–οΈ "very willing to work with players and understand what their goals are." πŸ’€ "really explores the intricacies of the combat system. I would DEFINITELY recommend this DM for anyone" The game will be conducted via Discord, Roll20, and DnDBeyond, utilizing the Beyond20 chrome extension. It features the standard maps with multiple enhancements to improve immersion.

Professional Game Master

GM Ozymandias

he/him

23 Reviews

10 years as a TTRPG player

10 years as a Game Master

311 games hosted

Brings DND Beyond, Roll20 to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

Functioning microphone is essential. Computers able to handle roll20 and dndBeyond (Using Beyond20 to integrate). At least a one sentence backstory (20 page essays are fine too). Roleplay is best when I have the following about your character: Gimmick (core character concept): Want (what does the character want at the beginning): For example: Gimmick: An aristocratic gnome who lost everything on crypto and now lives in squalor Want: To get rich again

What I provide

I run the game on Roll20 integrated with DnDBeyond and have most character options purchased and shared. Discord is used for voice as well as other communication.

Gameplay details

I keep fight happening fast and brutal. Encounters are usually spiced up with additional details and problems that need to be solved, not just bashing their way through the encounter (which is always important too). Optimizers are welcome and I promise to give them a challenge, but creating the perfect character is not necessary. Roleplay is all about emergent character arc. I had one campaign where a thief ended up a dragon queen, another where a barbarian became a dread lord. Starting simple and exploring where the story takes you is 99% of the fun. I also love puzzles, expect a few extra ones where players have to think.

Content warnings

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Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • Luxton Technique Discussion
  • Session 0
How will character creation work

Characters for this campaign start at level 1. Full rules are on my discord but here is a summary: - All official content on D&D beyond (some small exceptions). - Characters use standard point array. - Free feat at level 1 + everyone gets grappler feat (because it unlocks game mechanics everyone should have, still requires 13 STR) - Players start with standard starting equipment for their class and background + 200GP gold to purchase equipment/supplies at prices in Player's Handbook. - Healing potions cost 50gp at creation. - May purchase Splint armour for special onetime cost of 125GP, or Breastplate for special onetime cost of 150GP. (*only on character creation). - No evil alignment characters (at least at startπŸ˜‰). - Fixed hit points.

Players can expect

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

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