Dungeons & Dragons 5e | Castle Amber | A Ravenloft Adventure
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Theater of the Mind
Price per player-session
About the adventure
You awaken in a gargantuan château shrouded by thick grey mist, a sense of dread hanging over this place. Can you navigate the bizarre inhabitants and phenomena of Castle Amber and escape? Or will you be trapped here for all eternity? Play Goodman Games' Original Adventures Reincarnated #5, the expanded and reimagined 5e version of Tom Moldvay's 1981 module, X2: Castle Amber! Although the module was released two years before the original Ravenloft module, Castle Amber shares many iconic similarities with the Demiplane of Dread—an undead right on the cover, magical mists, a dungeon crawl through a sprawling and haunted manor inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, and an open world overland adventure directly from the stories of Clark Ashton Smith. As such, I'm choosing to set Castle Amber and Averoigne as Domains of Dread for this funhouse dungeon module that combines elements of gothic and cosmic horror. I've run this module in B/X, I've run this module in 1e, and now I'm excited to run this for you in 5th Edition!
How to prepare
Sessions will be held over Discord video calls—mic is needed, camera preferred, but not required. Physical dice or the server dice bot may be used. Familiarity with the rules of 5e is encouraged, as are creativity and enthusiasm!
What I provide
I'll set up a campaign server with a dice bot, and provide all the necessary rules needed to play. The various handouts for the module will be sent over Discord. I'm always excited to bring to this module to life for a whole new group!
To what extent that the horror elements of this module are emphasized or deemphasized largely depends on player preferences. X cards will messaged.
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
Once the number of participants in the campaign is determined, we can work out character details over Discord. The level of the characters will be dependent on the number of players, with the starting level being between three and six.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Intermediate
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