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Curse of Strahd: BAROVIA UNCHAINED!!! 🧛Vampires! 🐺Werewolves! 🪦Gothic Horror Fantasy |🏳️‍🌈& Beginner Friendly! | RP Heavy |

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Curse of Strahd: BAROVIA UNCHAINED!!! 🧛Vampires! 🐺Werewolves! 🪦Gothic Horror Fantasy |🏳️‍🌈& Beginner Friendly! | RP Heavy |

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Alchemy

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

$19.00

Information

  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Beginner

Price per player-session
$19.00

About the adventure

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness with "Curse of Strahd: BAROVIA UNCHAINED!!!" Enter a realm where the night whispers secrets of terror and the moon glows with an unsettling light. This is not just a game; it is an odyssey into a gothic landscape thick with the mist of foreboding and echoing with the howls of creatures best left to legend. Within this domain of dread, you'll discover Barovia, a land enshrouded in mystery and shackled by the malevolent will of the vampire lord Strahd von Zarovich. Each path you tread weaves through tales of despair, each encounter is a brush with the macabre. Vampires stalk the gloaming, werewolves prowl the woods, and things that have no name lurk in the shadows, waiting. But fear not, for this is a tale of unchained heroism, where your wits, courage, and the roll of the dice can shift the balance from damnation to salvation. This game is crafted for both the uninitiated and the experienced; an invitation to all who seek an immersive role-playing experience rich with narrative depth. Whether you identify with the 🏳️‍🌈 community or are just beginning to dip your toes into the realm of fantasy roleplay, this campaign promises a place at the table and a voice in the saga. New adventurers will find guidance and a welcoming hand, while seasoned players will discover challenging twists and intricate lore to sate their thirst for the arcane. I favor a style of play that breathes life into the world of Barovia, emphasizing character development, strategic thinking, and the power of choice. Imagine yourself not just playing a game, but living within the pages of a dark fairy tale where every decision you make could be your last. Together, we will craft a story that balances the scales of horror and heroism, despair and hope. Prepare to be unshackled, for in Barovia, even the chains have chains, and you hold the key. Join the ranks of those daring enough to face the dark heart of Barovia. Steel yourself, rally your courage, and step forward into a world that will test your spirit. "Curse of Strahd: BAROVIA UNCHAINED!!!" awaits. Will you answer the call?

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The Kindly Cleric

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Additional Details

How to prepare

First and foremost, please create an account with Alchemy RPG. This virtual tabletop is the sacred ground upon which our adventure will unfold, and possessing an account is key to unlocking its many wonders. To ensure that our interactions are as vivid as the world we're stepping into, a microphone is essential. This is how your voice will be heard, your battle cries will ring out, and your whispers will travel through the gloom. Likewise, a webcam of any sort is necessary for us to see the valiant determination in your eyes and the camaraderie shared around our virtual table. It will help us all to connect more deeply with the story and with each other.

What I provide

As your Game Master, I am equipped with an arsenal of tools to bring our "Curse of Strahd: BAROVIA UNCHAINED!!!" campaign to vivid life. We will be journeying through the mists of Barovia on the innovative VTT Alchemy RPG. This platform is a treasure trove of immersive features, offering cinematic backdrops that paint our eerie landscape, custom maps that chart your progress through the domain of Strahd, and tokens that represent the heroes and horrors you'll encounter. Coupled with integrated music and sound effects, Alchemy RPG is our stage, and every session will be an act in our chilling opera. In my quiver, I also carry the skill of voice acting. Expect each character you meet to have a voice, a timbre, a laugh all their own—villains will cackle with malice, allies will speak with warmth, and even the silent stones of ancient castles might seem to whisper secrets in voices only the wind can understand. This auditory tapestry will be a cornerstone of our adventure, making every dialogue and confrontation all the more real. But that's not all. Our campaign will be a balanced dance between intense, tactical combat that will test your mettle, and grand narrative moments where the Rule of Cool prevails. While I honor the Rules as Written, I believe that sometimes, the story's epic scale and the players' creativity should lead the way, bending the rules to the arc of our shared storytelling. Expect to find a game where every player's choice and character backstory can alter the path of the story, where epic battles are fought not just with dice, but with strategy and cunning, and where the echo of every action ripples through the realm. This is a place for heroes to be born, legends to be made, and stories to be told. Will you be the one to leave a mark on the land of Barovia, or will it leave its mark on you?

Gameplay details

In the shadowy realm of "Curse of Strahd: BAROVIA UNCHAINED!!!", while we delve into gothic horror fantasy, the safety and comfort of our players are paramount. Before our tale unfolds, we'll have a Session 0 to set the stage not just for the adventure, but for how we adventure together. It's in this gathering that we'll discuss expectations, establish boundaries, and ensure that our journey is thrilling yet secure for everyone involved. A cornerstone of our safety protocol includes the use of X and O cards. These tools are simple yet powerful; they grant you the ability to halt a scene with an X card if the content becomes uncomfortable, or tap an O card to open a discussion about the narrative direction. These will be available both digitally and can be messaged discreetly, ensuring that whether you wish to speak up publicly or privately, your voice will be heard and respected. We will also be sharing a Lines and Veils document prior to our first session. This will give you the opportunity to confidentially communicate your limits (lines) and preferences for off-screen events (veils), which I will faithfully incorporate into our game's framework. It's important that each of you has control over the thematic elements you're exposed to, and this document will help me tailor the experience to our group's comfort level. Session 0 will also serve as an opportunity to explain how aftercare works in our game. After each session, there will be space for debriefing, where players can discuss the content of the game, express any concerns, and share their feelings about how the story is progressing. We can also agree on breaks during play and a signal for when someone needs a moment to step away and breathe, no questions asked. Beyond these safety measures, you're encouraged to engage in a game that values strategic gameplay, deep character development, and player agency. Your decisions will shape the land of Barovia, and your heroism will be the beacon that challenges the darkness. Rest assured, within this foreboding world, we'll forge not only a story of epic proportions but a space where camaraderie reigns and all can feel safe to fully embrace the adventure. Join me, where courage meets the macabre, and let us safely journey through the Curse of Strahd, unchained and undeterred. Your sword and shield await, not just against the creatures of the night, but in defense of our shared comfort and joy in the game.

Content warnings

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Safety tools used
  • Aftercare
  • Debriefing
  • Luxton Technique
  • Open Door
  • Session 0
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Your journey in "Curse of Strahd: BAROVIA UNCHAINED!!!" begins with the very essence of your hero: the character creation process. Fear not, for you shall not embark on this endeavor alone. During our Session 0, the mystical forge where heroes are crafted, we will navigate the path of creation together. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or new to the craft of character conjuration, you have the freedom to mold a persona from the ether or select from a cadre of pre-generated characters I have meticulously composed. These avatars await a soul to give them life, each with their own secrets and potential for greatness. Our Session 0 is more than mere mechanics; it is the first thread in the tapestry of our tale. Here, we will decide how the stats will be determined—be it by the roll of the dice, a point-buy system, or the standard array. Starting levels will be set to align with the challenges that await in the fog-shrouded corners of Barovia. Should you choose to weave your character from scratch, you will have access to a selection of resources. We will discuss which books and materials are preferred for our campaign, ensuring that your creation is rooted in the rich soil of our shared world. Any specific references needed or any to avoid will be clearly outlined, so your hero is tailored to the epic saga we are about to write together.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Beginner

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