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First Quest! A Nostalgic 90s Audio Adventure

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First Quest! A Nostalgic 90s Audio Adventure

Old School Essentials, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2e on Discord, Owlbear Rodeo, Theater of the Mind

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  • Duration: 2.75 to 3.25 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

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About the adventure

You put your ear to the door. You hear cackling. But the DM isn't describing cackling. The DM isn't doing the cackling. No. Its a slightly corny 1990s voice actor's cackling! First Quest was the mid 1990s equivalent to the D&D Starter Set. And it had an amazing and somewhat comedic audio CD with tracks that the DM queued up when the adventurers reached an area. It was also my first D&D product (I thought it was a board game when I got it, not understanding the truth that lay within). It was aimed at kids and adults and used a simplified version of 2nd edition D&D. First Quest has a town and four adventures, including classic fantasy, gothic horror, and even Spelljammer (a brand new setting at the time). It has big poster maps that we'll use in a Virtual Tabletop (VTT). This offering is more cornball than my usual offering but death still lurks alongside chances for heroism! I will run this as if its the year 1994 and we are playing D&D for the first time, if 1994 had Discord and VTTs. During the adventure I'll share as many of the colorful illustrations as possible. You can make your own character or use one of the pregens. The duration of the campaign depends on how fast we go but its at minimum a few sessions and possibly longer. Perfect for teaching new players D&D (which it was originally designed to do) and for giving long time players that nostalgic feeling!

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GM Brian


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27 years as a TTRPG player

27 years as a Game Master

65 games hosted

Brings too many books to mention, dice, voices, handouts, maps, Owlbear Rodeo, Kenku FM, and experience to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need a microphone and a Discord account. You don't need to read any rules ahead of time. I am prepared to teach you everything you need to know. But some players like to can read the rules on their own. The original First Quest rules are not widely available anymore but they are very similar to the Old School Essentials basic rules (based on an earlier version of D&D), which you can find here:

What I provide

the original First Quest boxed set and rules, sense of humor, I lived through the 1990s, digital tools, and a wealth of experience

Gameplay details

Players can expect a fast, rule-lite and G-rated experience. We'll take a 5-10 minute break halfway through the session and may also step away from the computer any time you need to. You can message X, N, and O cards or the group depending on what you are comfortable with.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

We can quickly make characters together in the beginning or you can choose one of the original pregens with full color art from the 1994 box set. That way we can ensure a band of adventurers with a mix of skills.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: None

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