FREE SESSION: Intro to D&D - Storm King’s Thunder
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Discord, Owlbear Rodeo
About the adventure
The Sword Coast is under siege. Settlements are being destroyed. Towns are being raided. Fear is gripping the countryside. They all have one common cause... GIANTS! Something has disturbed the giants and now they are wreaking havoc in all corners of the Sword Coast from Icewind Dale to Daggerford, and it’s up to you and your adventuring party to figure out why and put a stop to it. But giants aren’t your only worry... the ancient enemies of giants - the DRAGONS - are concerned that a new kingdom of giants are rising up and have begun to stir... This is a fun and exciting adventure with plenty of opportunity for combat, exploration and roleplaying for both new and experienced players that will take you from levels 1-10. For this free introductory session, we will be starting at level 1 so you can learn how to play D&D and also get a sample of my DMing style. If you would like to continue playing in one of my ongoing campaigns after this session, we can discuss options.
How to prepare
To prepare for the game: 1) Please be sure to have a mic, speakers/headphones and webcam (although during gameplay it is fine for you to turn off your webcams). 2) Sign up for an account on D&D Beyond if you don’t have one already (I will send you a link to join our campaign) 3) Sign up for an account on Discord if you don’t have one anyway (I will send you a link to join my Discord server) 4) If you have your own set of polyhedral dice, feel free to bring and use those. Otherwise, you can also use the virtual dice on your D&D Beyond character sheet or you can role dice using text commands on Discord 5) If you desire, it would be great if you could design your character using Hero Forge and then send me the link to your character and I will design a custom VTT token of your character prior to our session for us to use.
What I provide
I will bring everything else that is required to run our sessions.
Battles can as detailed (ie, you duck low, avoiding the incoming axe as you thrust your sword right into his gut) or as vague (ie, you attack the orc and it hits) as the group feels comfortable with. I will host a session 0 to go over the general rules and safety measures so that we keep the games as enjoyable as possible for everyone.
Safety tools used
How will character creation work
If you have experience creating characters, feel free to prepare one and bring it with you to the game. If you have never created a character before, I can walk you through it. We will be using D&D Beyond for character creation, so if possible, please sign up for an account prior to our first session. If you are familiar with the game and prefer to track your character on paper, feel free to do so, although it would also be appreciated if you could create a character on D&D Beyond as well for encounter tracking purposes.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: None
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