StartPlaying logo
DnD Book of the Raven - Candlekeep Mysteries Session Zero

8 Reviews

DnD Book of the Raven - Candlekeep Mysteries Session Zero

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

Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Beginner

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Help build the campaign you’ll soon be adventuring in! Free Session Zero for my upcoming campaign. A mysterious book about planar travelers is delivered to the party. This 4-5 hour game for 3rd level characters will challenge you as a player to think outside of the box, solve puzzles, decide who is the "good guy", and interact with your fellow players. This adventure will serve as a launching point for a complete campaign of mixed homebrew/Forgotten Realms action.

Professional Game Master

Ben The Nerdy Papist

8 Reviews


32 years as a TTRPG player

32 years as a Game Master

28 games hosted

Brings 5e Ruleset plus most of the source books and published adventures, FFG Star Wars Sourcebooks and some of the expansion material, a library full of D&D3.5 books, my own homebrew world, my Inkarnate account, other stuff I'm sure... to the table

Ben The Nerdy Papist profile

Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need a mic and headphones. You will need to be familiar with the Basic Rules which are available for free on the DnDBeyond website. If you are not yet comfortable creating your own character, but have read the Basic Rules, I will gladly provide you with a pre-generated character. If you are unfamiliar with rolling dice on Discord, there are many Avrae tutorials available on YouTube, but I can roll them for you from my end.

What I provide

I will bring the adventure and the non-player characters, as well as the pre-generated characters. I will also bring the chirping of baby chicks in the background as we play.

Gameplay details

First, there will be scheduled breaks at the two- and four-hour marks (or thereabout, depending on what's going on at the table at the time). Second, if someone needs a break before then, please just send me a direct message and we will do it. Finally, after we're done the game, we will hold a Stars and Wishes session.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Open Door
  • Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work

We will create the characters together in Discord using DNDBeyond. The details will be hammered out in the Discord chat comnunally. To respect the other players' time and money, too-similar characters will not be allowed, at my discretion.

Players can expect

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

Player reviews (8)

Find Dungeons & Dragons 5e Game Masters

Check out some of our GMs
See all

Browse Games by System

What's StartPlaying?

Tabletop Roleplaying Games Run by Game Masters
  • Find a game to join solo or search for a professional game master for you and your friends/coworkers/family.
  • Book your session and wait for the Game Master to approve you.
  • If you don't have a blast with your first game, your next game is on us.