Curse of Strahd | NEW CAMPAIGN (Beginner Friendly)
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Discord, Foundry VTT
About the adventure
Curse of Strahd is an epic campaign where you must survive in a world of gothic horror, facing vampires, werewolves, witches, and many more dangers. It's also a setting with many interesting characters, all with their own problems and secrets. It is a fertile ground for interesting role play, spooky horror elements, and challenging combat. I'm new player friendly, but I'll also challenge veterans of the game. I tailor my games around my players' decisions, so even if you've played CoS before, this story will be unique to you. I go all out with my campaigns, with animated battle maps, hand-picked music, interesting character voices, even custom tokens the characters. Expect an awesome campaign with a lot of production value behind it. If you're curious about my DM style, I have over a hundred sessions posted on my Twitch channel (/Gambet) for you to check out. Cover art by u/Dandraeliss.
How to prepare
You need a Mic, Discord, D&D Beyond account, and an internet browser capable of running Foundry VTT. When you sign up I'll reach out with a link to my Discord server, where I'll give you a special role for the campaign, and you can discuss things with me and your fellow players to prepare. I'll give you access to all of my D&D Beyond content if you need it to help build your character, and I'll even make a custom token for your character you'll be able to use in game. I'll also provide Foundry access, you don't need to sign up for a special account or anything.
What I provide
I'll provide everything else. I use crazy cool animated maps for the campaign, custom tokens, animated spell and weather effects. I do character voices and accents, and really go all out to put on a show.
This is a horror game, so expect all the spooky tropes of the genre. This means blood and violence and spooky moments. However, I am not really looking to gross anyone out or make the game problematic and uncomfortable in non-horror ways. So for instance, I might briefly describe a dead body to give you some sense of how they died, and perhaps set a grizzly mood, but I won't be going into crazy detail trying to gross you out and make you throw up or anything. Many NPCs, Strahd in particular, have pretty problematic behavior. Stalking, obsession, manipulation, gaslighting, narcissism, obviously being murderers, and so on. Some of this will permeate the themes of the campaign, but it will be done with intention, in service of the story. Ultimately you are fighting people with these behaviors, and so we can safely assume you'll be condemning these behaviors, and triumphing over them. Before the campaign starts, I'll invite you into my Discord Server, where you'll have a special chat room only you and the other players can see, and we'll talk about all this stuff, as well as go over a checklist in case anyone has any off-limit subjects that would make them too uncomfortable to have fun with in the campaign. At the end of every session we'll check in with everyone, see how everyone's feeling, what they liked and disliked, and I'll make adjustments. Ultimately, while the game is in the horror genre and there can be some spooky moments, I want everyone to walk away from the campaign feeling great, and eager to get back in for the next session!
- Body horror
- Character death
- Mind alteration
Safety tools used
- Monte Cook RPG Consent Checklist
How will character creation work
Characters will start at level 1. If you're coming in a bit later we'll level you up to the party level. Characters will be created on D&D Beyond, where I can provide you to full access of all of the rulebooks. We will be using Point Buy or Standard Array for character creation. All classes and most races are fine. I'd prefer to avoid flying races because I feel like, especially in a horror game, flying can undermine a lot of the threats you might face, but I'm still open to it if someone is really passionate about it. I will also have a few characters premade for the campaign, so if you want to just jump in and play, but don't care about making your own character, that will be an option.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: High
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: None
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