Curse of Strahd: Liberate Castle Ravenloft before its leader destroys you! | Beginner and LGBTQ+ Friendly
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Fantasy Grounds
Dungeons & Dragons 5e
About the adventure
The vampire laughed as he saw the adventurers enter Barovia through the mists. Sure they thought they'd be able to take him on. Sure he would let them think they had a chance, why not? The hunt is more interesting when the prey doesn't know it's already lost. ------------------ Welcome to Curse of Strahd, the premiere campaign for D&D 5E. After getting lost among the mists, a you reach the valley of Barovia. A dark, densely forested area where you quickly find out the mist is the least concern - for the whole valley is under the tyranny of the vampire lord Strahd, who keeps its inhabitants under terror. While regularly kept under the vampire's wishes, the inhabitants are nothing if not resilient, and quickly you and your fellow adventurers manage to build a resistance against the vampire's oppression. Led by Ireena Kolyana, the daughter of a local Burgomaster and who Strahd happens to be obsessed with, this small revolution might stand a chance at overthrowing the vampire once and for all. Will you take the call and face the horrors of Castle Ravenloft? Will you manage to liberate Barovia from the vampire once and for all, or will your actions go down in history as yet another failed attempt to overthrow the unbeatable Strahd?
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How to prepare
Access to Discord and a working microphone is a must. Please make sure your microphone indeed works as needed, since troubleshooting your setup during a session robs the other players from their playtime. You can download discord from https://discord.com/ The campaign will be ran through Fantasy Grounds, and we'll be using that software to create and keep track of your characters and their abilities. You can download the demo version of Fantasy Grounds from http://www.fantasygrounds.com/, which will be enough for the campaign - no purchase is necessary.
What I provide
I'll be bringing my own Discord server with a bot set up for dice rolls. I also own the sourcebooks on both Beyond and Fantasy Grounds, and have the DM and player's guide at hand to help answer any doubts and with character creation.
I focus on the experience rather than number-crunching and favor creativity over rules. You can expect a fast-paced, relatively rules light but RPG heavy experience from me. I'm high on comedy and funny situations (although I tone it down for horror stories like these) while doing my best to adapt the story so each character gets some level of development and advancement of their backstory and personal goals. For this horror campaign, roleplaying matters above everything - as combat encounters are relatively low in comparison to the amount of social situations and puzzles the players will find themselves in. As such, players heavily invested in character development and roleplaying are preferred over combat-focused ones or rollplayers. All of my campaigns are illustrated - besides having maps when necessary, players are shown reference images of the places they're visiting and people they're meeting as a means to help them get into their characters and the worlds they inhabit. ------------------------- Safety Information ------------------------- Horror campaigns can be difficult, as many of the themes they deal with are by definition triggering to some. I've done my best to add all content warnings I believe might arise (but might not). All players come from different backgrounds, and what might be easy to deal with for some might be difficult for others, particularly considering the wide array of possible situations, both scripted and not, that can arise during a roleplaying session - and how sometimes these situations can affect us in ways we ourselves might not expect. To handle this, we will host a discussion about lines, veils, and potential triggers during session zero. Just as well, we'll repeat said discussions several times during sessions to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone in the group. To help players deal with potential stress resulting from in-game situations, sessions can be stopped at any moment if a player feels triggered, even if the situation creating it wasn't one discussed before and thus not one of the previously agreed-on lines or veils. It is my duty to offer you the safest experience I can, and I'll hold myself to it.
- Animal Death
- Body Horror
- Character Death
- Child Abandonment
- Medical Issues
- Memory Erasing
- Mind alteration
- Mind Control
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Luxton Technique Discussion
- Monte Cook RPG Consent Checklist
- Open Door
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
We'll be creating characters during Session 0, and I'll be available for any help. Creativity and inventiveness when creating characters is both appreciated and encouraged - if I can make any arrangements so your character can function as you'd like, I will, even if it means ignoring or rewriting some written rules. Character stat points can be assigned in whichever mode you think best: Standard array, point buy, or dice rolls. If you want to create a new character, having an idea of the archetype you'd like to play is ideal, along with some knowledge of your character's origins and personality. I can help you flesh it out during character development. You can also bring characters created on your own if you wish, but it's not necessary - as I'm here to help guide you both on the technical and the creative aspects of character creation.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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