Death in the Dunes (5e one shot)

Death in the Dunes (5e one shot)

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Discord, Roll20, Theater of the Mind

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts

$25.00

Information

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session
$25.00

About the adventure

Members of your desert caravan are disappearing one by one. Your party must find out whodunit and stop them before it’s too late. A one-shot for 5 characters of 8th level, but can be tweaked to accommodate 2-6 players. This adventure is for new and old players, alike. This is mostly a mystery and is very RP heavy, as players will be searching for clues and questioning NPCs.

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Highly rated for: Creativity, Rule of Cool, Teacher

Average response time: 2 hours

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

I plan to run this game on Roll20, so players should have an account and it is preferred that players have a mic. If players built a character on D&DBeyond, it is highly recommended that they download the Beyond20 extension. Players do not need prior experience or knowledge of the rules. It is also Highly recommended that players take notes during this one shot because it is a mystery and there are more than 10 NPCs.

What I provide

We are playing online, so I will provide digital game components like maps, tokens, etc. If players wish, they can provide an image for me to use for their character portrait and character token. If a player doesn't provide this, I will us a placeholder image.

Gameplay details

Players should expect a light and fun environment with a patient DM who doesn't mind players asking questions. As written, this adventure is a good mix of combat, exploration and roleplay. Some parts may be cut as time allows. The rating for this adventure ranges between PG and PG-13 depending on the players, but there is no explicit content of any kind. Players should respect each other. No player vs player. Playful banter is ok. Before the game starts, I will go over things like player boundaries, game structure, breaks, etc.

Content warnings

    (none)

Safety tools used
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Player characters should be level 8, but it may differ depending on how may players we have. I can provide pre-generated characters or I can help to guide players through character creation. If we create characters, it should be done before the game, preferably on D&DBeyond.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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