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D&D for Beginners: the Gauntlet

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D&D for Beginners: the Gauntlet

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Fantasy Grounds, Discord

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  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Beginner

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About the adventure

This is a beginning tutorial on how to play 5E D&D. If you have little to no experience playing Dungeons & Dragons, especially 5th Edition, then this is your chance to learn with like-minded players. As a veteran DM and a professional teacher, I will help teach you how the game is played so that you can go onto other campaigns with confidence. The League of Adventurers is recruiting heroes into their ranks, but first want to test their mettle in a Trial by Gauntlet. Each of the heroes will descend as a party into the Gauntlet. There they must overcome foes, traps, and all manner of dangers. Only by relying upon each other will they emerge victorious and claim their place among the heroes of the realm. When you complete the Gauntlet, you should have a basic understanding of how to play 5E D&D and have had a lot of fun along the way.

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Daniel Shelton

39 Reviews

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35 years as a TTRPG player

33 years as a Game Master

604 games hosted

Brings D&D 5E Manuals, Fantasy Ground Ultimate License to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

1. Stable internet connection 2. Discord (Free) with Mic for audio 3. Fantasy Ground Demo account (Free via Steam or Fantasy Ground)

What I provide

I bring to the board a Fantasy Ground Unity Ultimate License as well as many licensed products for 5E D&D. Further, I have created my own one-shot adventure called the Gauntlet to help teach newcomers how to play. In addition, I have a wealth of knowledge and familiarity of TTRPGs as a DM so that you have a solid and positive experience in gameplay. I am an author that brings to the table a rich world in which to explore and I am a teacher that uses those skills to help players understand how the game is played.

Gameplay details

This one-shot involves a balance of planning, fighting, exploring, and socializing though this varies greatly based on player choice. There is a ton of freedom although that can be daunting and choices have consequences. This game contains the themes of war, danger, and evil not appropriate for the faint of heart. In addition, since it is an open world and we may not know what we come across ahead of time I use the safety tools TTRPG Safety Toolkit Extension by mattekure which allows for X-cards. I am also very approachable with any concerns that you may have.

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How will character creation work

Because this is a one-shot designed to help teach newcomers how to play 5E D&D, Pre-Generated Characters are presented. There are 8 PreGens for the players to choose from. These can be adapted as needed at the beginning of the session.

Players can expect

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

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