Explorer's Guide To Wildemount
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20, Discord, D&D Beyond
About the adventure
I will introduce players to Wildemount via Roll20.net, a free virtual tabletop. We will begin with one of the three included adventure hooks in the book and build a custom campaign from there that is filled with lore, role playing, and combat encounters. Katie will help with character creation and backstory ties, and guide you through your adventure. No prior experience necessary.
How to prepare
Players will need an account (free or paid) on the following platforms: - Roll20.net for token/character management & battle map interactions - Discord.com for audio/text communication (video optional) - (optional) DnDBeyond.com for character sheet management (the player will need to install the Beyond20 extension and will be responsible for procuring the content needed for their character) Players will need a computer with internet access for running Roll20 (it is not very "device" friendly right now). Discord can be accessed on a tablet, phone, or PC and will require audio input/output capabilities at minimum. Basic knowledge of D&D 5e and your character's abilities and features is highly recommended for optimized play time, but there is always grace for new players who are learning at Katie's table. Upon acceptance to the session, the player will receive all necessary links for preparation and attendance in the "prep-materials." This will be emailed to you AND accessible on your StartPlaying.Games player dashboard under the "Adventures" menu.
What I provide
Preparing an epic adventure takes time, attention to detail, and planning. So. Much. Planning. As your game master, I do research, manage scheduling, and put together encounters, maps, stories, and sometimes even ready-to-play characters. I have to know how to play all of the creatures/characters you encounter, "the rules" of the game, the story and lore, AND have backup plans for my backup plans. It's quite a lot of work, but my players are worth it. I encourage role playing and character voices, and use safety tools like the "X-card" and "lines and veils" to ensure that everyone is having fun. I welcome questions and feedback regarding the adventure content--yes, I will keep secrets and plan for big reveals, but your choices determine the outcomes just as much, if not more than, the dice.
Inexperienced players need not be afraid--Katie will help you learn the ropes as we play! Although the history of Wildemount is expansive, you will receive appropriate details at the right moments so you're not overwhelmed diving into a foreign world. A typical session will include history/backstory, role playing, and combat encounters to keep you involved and engaged with your story. Each session contains different scenarios, so content warnings will be posted in the recruiting notes. Katie's table strives to be inclusive of all types of players and everyone is expected to keep their "Plays Well With Others" badge on at all times. ;-) The number one goal is to have fun creating and interacting with a fantastical collaborative story! Players should work together, not against each other, and be prepared to share the spotlight. RPG Safety tools are readily available to use if necessary (X-card, lines/veils, communication with DM, breaks, etc.). They are there if you need them, and if you don't need them, please be respectful of those who might. Gameplay will include theatre of the mind, battle maps on roll20, and in-character role-play opportunities. The GM will present the obstacles and details and the players will respond and interact.
Safety tools used
How will character creation work
Upon acceptance, you will receive an invitation to your private game, and will have access to various resources within my compendium upon booking your session(s). You can make your own character using the 5th Edition Player's Handbook (sorry, no Minotaurs and Hobgoblins in this one) or you can choose from a variety of pre-made characters which you will be able to customize as you level up. If you wish to create your own, we should get them established before the first session (unless you would like a "session zero" to learn how to build characters), and Katie is happy to assist if necessary. We will start at level 1 (unless the recruiting notes say otherwise), so it is recommended that you use the charactermancer in Roll20 to build your character. The charactermancer will also make sure that you stay within the rules of character building, so it's a great tool for new players to explore. DnDBeyond is also available as long as the player has the Beyond20 extension which will link to our virtual table top (roll20.net) so the gm can see your rolls and assist with any questions you may have about your character.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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