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Curse of Strahd: Heavy RP and Decision Making (Tuesdays)

Curse of Strahd: Heavy RP and Decision Making (Tuesdays)

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Foundry VTT, Discord

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

$20.00

Information

  • Duration: 3 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Beginner

Price per player-session
$20.00

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 winds 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 is 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. --- Game Details Game Date: Session Runtime: 3 Hours Campaign Runtime: 6-8 Months Ages: 18+ --- DM Information Hello! I am Oog and I have been DMing for over 5 years. I started off DMing for a group of close friends and we played for a couple of years from there I started branching out to new groups often times with strangers. This was the first big step for me to really fall in love with the hobby as a whole as I was exposed to incredible roleplayers, storytellers, and quite a few lifelong friends. It was around this time I began to refine my style as a Game Master learning what aspects of the game I enjoyed focusing on and working on finding ways to up the enjoyment factor of the parts that were less interesting to me. From this I have learned that I enjoy a heavy roleplay game where everyone at the table is contributing to the storytelling process. I've completed countless campaigns and expect to complete a vast many more. Hopefully, you will join me on this upcoming adventure! --- Playstyle If you like the sound of a game with: real meaningful choices that have impact both major and minor; well developed and fleshed out NPC's with desires, aspirations, fears, and dreams; interesting plots woven into the setting, characters backstories, and creative twists on classic tropes then my playstyle will likely resonate quite well with you! Since the start of the pandemic I have highly specialized and focused on maximizing fun in a virtual tabletop setting. As such I have become highly proficient in map-making, special effects, audio design, and of course keeping a well maintained music playlist for providing ambience. Learning how to use Foundry (my preferred VTT and a free choice for all players) has been extremely useful in elevating what's possible when it comes to running the game. Plentiful maps both for battle and exploration can be expected in addition to ample care and attention being paid to the theater of the mind aspect of the game; in other words, high visual fidelity complemented with vivid descriptions to make scenes as immersive as possible. --- Character Builds All characters races, classes, and feats allowed including Optional Class Feats except the following Banned Choices: Yuan Ti, Lucky Feat, Satyr, Chaotic Evil Characters, Unearthed Arcana, Homebrew Stats: 32 Point Buy HP: Rolling, Reroll 1's Starting at Level 1 A small backstory detailing why you came to Barovia as well as your characters ideals, beliefs and aversions. Dark and Mysterious backgrounds fit the theme quite well but be sure to make a character that can "play well with others". --- Table Etiquette ~Basic Understanding of the Rules in the Player Handbook ~Everyone should be here for a cooperative game we are all trying to have fun and tell our collaborative story so be willing to share the limelight ~Pay attention and be prepared for your turn in combat and in exploration try and think of ways for your character to impact the story ~Be on time as we will try to keep a very strict schedule starting at our selected start time regardless of who hasn't appeared yet. ~Give as much notice as possible if you think you are going to miss a session. If you prepay for the session ~Be respectful of others at the table use preferred pronouns, names, etc. ~A decent mic with minimal background interference for the immersion is also expected. ~Minimize out of game conversations. ~PvP including attacking, stealing, etc only allowed if both players agree out of character that this is something they want to allow to be played out ~Avoid "Chaotic-Stupid/Muderhoboing" Characters --- How to Join We will be using Discord for Voice and Foundry (a free option for all players) for our VTT. If interested apply here with the following info. 1. What you prefer to be called (Name/Nickname and Pronouns): 2. Age: 3. What aspect of TTRPGS do you find the most fun? 4. Will you be able to make payments and attend weekly?

Professional Game Master

Oog

he/him

5 years as a TTRPG player

5 years as a Game Master

0 games hosted

Brings All of the Books on DNDBeyond are available to me, Tokens for All Creatures, Hundreds of dice and miniatures. to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

Have a mic and Discord ready to go. Webcams are optional if everyone wants to use them we can if not we won't. Have your character sheets ready before the game. Setup an account on https://forge-vtt.com/ to be able to connect to the table.

What I provide

Maps, VTT, Etc.

Gameplay details

This game contains Horror and Fantasy elements. Any sexual/romantic relations are done in a "fade to black" style if at all and any instance of sexual violence is strictly forbidden. There will be gritty and violent descriptions as well as some maps that might include gore and the like. Content will have a Heavy RP Focus with plenty of combat and explorations but even in the combat/exploration RP is encouraged.

Content warnings

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Safety tools used

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How will character creation work

Starting at level 1. Create them on DNDBeyond if possible if not send me the sheet from whatever app you wish and I can manually insert your character into the VTT. Please have them ready before the first game.

Players can expect

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

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