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Demigods of Theros: Archon of the Underworld

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Demigods of Theros: Archon of the Underworld

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Foundry VTT

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$22.00

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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Beginner
  • Price per player-session
    $22.00

    About the adventure

    The gods of Theros have long been a powerful and ever-present force in the lives of mortals, but even they are not immune to the dangers that lurk in the Underworld. Ariadne, the demigoddess daughter of Iroas, the mighty god of war, has been taken captive by Zoferós the Archon, an ancient and powerful enemy who made his lair in the darkest depths of the Underworld after the defeat of his Titan masters a millennia ago. The gods of Theros cannot interfere directly with the affairs of mortals, but they have called upon their demigod children to retrieve Iroas' daughter from Zoferós' clutches. You are among these demigods, gifted with divine powers and tasked with a sacred quest. Your mission is to journey deep into the Underworld, infiltrate Zoferós' lair, and rescue the daughter of Iroas before it's too late. The task before you is not an easy one. The Underworld is a treacherous and dangerous place, home to all manner of monstrous creatures, restless spirits, and otherworldly guardians. The journey will be perilous, and the heist itself will require cunning, skill, and the utmost precision. Will you rise to the challenge and become heroes of myth?

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    Additional Details

    How to prepare

    Webcam (Encouraged) Mic (Required) Browser for VTT (Required) D&D Beyond profile + character sheet (Required) Join the Discord after booking a session (Required) FREE Session 0 either with the group or one-on-one with me (Required) Please provide artwork for your character token(s) prior to the one-shot (Required)

    What I provide

    - A virtual tabletop experience with Foundry VTT that includes elements such as music, animated effects, and premium maps and assets from creators I subscribe to or created myself through Dungeondraft - A wide variety of character creation options on D&DBeyond with content from the Player’s Handbook, Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse's Race Bundle, and more - A fully fleshed-out one-shot adventure with challenging encounters and plenty of room for player choice

    Gameplay details

    Archon of the Underworld is a heist/escort one-shot that takes place in Theros, an official D&D setting (first appearing in Magic the Gathering) inspired by Greek mythology. This is the first one-shot in a series of five episodic sessions, each one a different genre that culminates in a final mythic battle by which players will have reached Level 20. Characters start this episode at Level 12 and hold the status of being demigods with mixed mortal and divine heritage, which grants them special abilities and an extra ASI (Ability Score Increase) based on their divine parentage (More on this in the Discord). Players whose characters survive this one-shot will receive loot and be able to continue to the next episode with either the same or a new character, while players whose characters die but still want to continue must progress to the next episode with a new character. Drop-ins are happily accepted! There is a 6-hour max session time, including two 10-minute scheduled breaks - If the one-shot is incomplete after the first session the follow-up is free for the first hour, then 50% off the original listing price for follow-ups longer than that — but 6 hours should be enough time to complete this without rushing This is a high-stakes one-shot — your party is permitted a number of "second chances" equal to half the party number rounded down. This means that in a party of three, there can only be one replacement of a dead demigod character with a new one. After that, I'll roll to determine a random Lvl 12 sidekick for players that wish to continue, with the game ending if all demigod characters perish.

    Content warnings

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    Safety tools used
    • Breaks
    • Debriefing
    • Luxton Technique Discussion
    • Open Door
    • Session 0
    • X, N, and O Cards
    How will character creation work

    Session 0 is required for all players (it's free!) — those who miss the group Session 0 will have the opportunity for a one-on-one session with me prior to the game. – Characters start this episode at Level 12 and hold the status of being demigods with mixed mortal and divine heritage, which grants them special abilities and an extra ASI based on their divine parentage (more on this in the Discord). – Point Buy or Standard Array – Standard starting equipment + 1 Rare Item of your choice + 1 Uncommon Items of your choice + 1 Potion of Healing (Greater) – 1 free feat + Tough Feat (you're a demigod, after all!) – 1 Uncommon Item I'll homebrew based on your class and divine parentage

    Players can expect

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

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