Curse of Strahd
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Fantasy Grounds, Discord
About the adventure
Under 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 Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited. - (Introduction Curse of Strahd, Wizards of the Coast) Photos used with permission of Tim Shephard Art: Go visit his print store at: https://www.inprnt.com/profile/timshepherdart/?fbclid=IwAR08BMTZX5Jn66l_587fWDMa3UTlXe9xds4f85VzTPtAbFi5XDmp93r7rwg
How to prepare
This game will be on Fantasy Grounds Unity (not classic), with voice chat on discord. We will not be using video chat for this adventure. You will need a PC or Mac to run Fantasy grounds. It usually doesn't run on portable devices. You will only need the Demo version of Fantasy Grounds Unity. You do not need to subscribe to any of the upgraded services. Obviously, you will need a mic for voice chat. Fantasy Grounds Unity can be downloaded here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/FantasyGroundsUnity.php You can set up a Discord Account here: www.discord.com Once you are registered for the game, I will send you an invite to my Discord Channel and provide you login information for Fantasy Grounds.
What I provide
I have all the core, and most of the expanded, rulebooks digitally loaded on Fantasy Grounds. In other words I have everything you will need to play the game.
Curse of Strahd is a sandbox style campaign with multiple roads to the conclusion. In fact, the end goals are even left for the party to decide. Will you oppose Strahd or ally with him? Is he the bad guy everyone thinks he is, or is he just misunderstood? Completely up to you, and your companions, to decide. No railroading here. The setting of the campaign is teaming with adventure. There are multiple areas to explore. Old mansions, Castles, abandoned towns, and Temples. All are waiting for adventurers like yourself. However, some of these places hold powerful creatures, and death is always just a breath away (or a dice roll in our case). Combat, depending on the decisions you make, is infrequent. Other times, you are fighting for you life at every turn. Either way, combat is usually meaningful and dangerous. Don't pick fights lightly. If your more of the "Charismatic" type (I see you adding persuasion to your proficiency list), there are tons of interesting NPC's to befriend, interrogate, torture... it's up to you! Uncover lore that goes back hundreds of years, or discover the skeletons in your favorite NPC's closet (sometimes literally)! To sum it up, Curse of Strahd is a very well balanced campaign. It features combat, exploration, and roleplaying all in meaningful and fulfilling ways. No matter what your preference, you will find it here.
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How will character creation work
Characters will be created in a session 0. This will be a free session. Characters will start the campaign at Lvl 3. Optionally, characters may import characters from the Death House adventure, if they went through that adventure with me.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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