Curse of Strahd
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20, Discord
About the adventure
Curse of Strahd is a gothic horror styled long form campaign for 3 or more adults ages 16+. It rubs from level 1 to level 10, it is heavy on role play and exploration with combat mostly a result of player decision. Th players will go to the land of Barovia a dark and gloomy land Ruled over by a mysterious vampire named Strahd and ringed in deadly fog. Most of the game is open world style exploration with dungeons and towns interspersed. Curse of Strahd has a dark twisting plot from the moment the players enter barovia.
How to prepare
Little preparation is needed from the players. They are encouraged to think of the type of character they like and to familiarize themselves with the forgotten realms setting but neither is a requirement.
What I provide
Everything needed for play is provided by the dm. Character tokens, backstories and so on will be made in a “session 0”.
Curse of strahd is a very well written horror module however it may not be suitable for some types of players due to its adult themes. these include Gothic horror, body horror, cosmic horror, and folk horror. horror tropes from other media are highly prevalent. If a player has trauma relating to being watched/followed/stalked or are triggered by violence against a particular type of person (such as children or animals for example), or something similar please let the dm know so that it can be scaled back. If the idea of an npc being appropriately romantically attracted to your character is off limits let the dm know. violence between familial npcs is referenced within this module. immoral acts done to corpses are referenced in this module. unhealthy obsessive romantic interest is also depicted in this module. heavy racism against fantasy races is depicted frequently in this module, including possibly against the players, for the purpose of setting exposition and setting tone. if this makes a player uncomfortable the dm can heavily scale back the module's intended exposition. Additionally the Vistani, a population of humans in the setting are heavily portrayed as similar to the real life Romani ethnic group, including the historical mistreatment and prejudice that the general population displayed toward them. If a player is not comfortable with the intended story exposition the dm can heavily scale it back.
- Alcohol use
- Animal death
- Body horror
- Character death
- Drug use
- Mind alteration
- Pet death
Safety tools used
- Session 0
- Lines and Veils
- Open Door
- Luxton Technique
- Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work
We will have a “session 0” where characters are created and the game will be introduced. This session will be the only free session. during this time safety tools will also be discussed, something which is particularly important in a module which revolves around horror.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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