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Finding Familiars

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Finding Familiars

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20, D&D Beyond

Price per player-session
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$30.00

Information
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Beginner
  • Price per player-session
    $30.00

    About the adventure

    You are casters on the pinnacle of graduating from the famed Varothian College of the Arcane, but for a caster to fully be considered such and graduate (what you've worked four long years to do), they must find their familiar (regardless of their class). To do this and graduate with a degree as a formal caster, you’ll need to go on an adventure through a forest behind the school that’s been so experimented on by students over the years that it now demonstrates strange and magical properties and is home to many magically-altered creatures. The list of ingredients you need to perform your summoning is strange and vague, but your instructors assure you you'll find everything you need to collect the components out in the forest... If you survive. This oneshot is heavily puzzle and roleplay based, and has a homebrew addition to the concept of familiars - When a caster first creates their familiar, they must undergo a trial in a magical space and, through collecting ingredients and demonstrating their mettle, helps separate a part of their soul and settle it into a shape that encapsulates part of who they are. Each animal has benefits that you will slowly gain as your familiar manifests. Roleplay moments that examine who the character is will be rewarded with buffs given by their familiar. The party will start at level 1, but by the end of the oneshot everyone will be level 4 or 5.

    Professional Game Master

    Maria

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    Brings Homebrew lore/worlds, custom maps and PC art, roll20, DnD 5e (various books and resources on dnd beyond) to the table

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    Additional Details

    How to prepare

    Please make sure you have a working microphone and camera. I find that leaving your camera off makes it more difficult for other players to get a read on how someone is reacting and makes roleplay more difficult. Please have an idea of what your character's personality might be and what sort of familiar they might want.

    What I provide

    I bring a hefty dose of "yes and" improv, enthusiasm for player creativity, and vivid descriptions. I have a roll20 page set up with a ton of visuals, and a campaign link on dndbeyond that has a decent amount of resources.

    Gameplay details

    This game is puzzle-heavy and rewards roleplay. We'll be starting at level 1 but leveling up to level 4 or 5 by the end of the game, so knowing the basic rules and how to level up your character is encouraged so the level ups don't take too much time away from the game. That said, as long as you have a basic idea of how to play I'm happy to refresh anyone's memory on various rules if you haven't played a lot; as long as the players think creatively and interact well with each other, any level of experience is welcome. There will be the usual amount of violence, and perhaps some creepy descriptions. Nothing too triggering. If anyone has anything they're really not comfortable with bringing up in-game we will go over it during character creation to make sure everyone is on the same page. As a general rule, I don't allow evil characters. It just results in too much PvP conflict.

    Content warnings

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    Safety tools used

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    How will character creation work

    We can take about 30 minutes at the start of the game to go over the premise and build our characters on dnd beyond. I can send a campaign link so everyone will have access to the basic books and a few extras. Feats are allowed, though we will be limiting each character to one class instead of multi classing just to keep things simple since we will be leveling up a fair amount in-game. We will be using mostly standard array, but instead of a 15 for their highest stat players will get a 17 so everyone can start the game being super good at at least one thing. Most races are allowed, though I'm not familiar with the really new ones and would want to look them over first if someone is considering playing one.

    Players can expect

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

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