Garden of Acid (Learn to play Index Card RPG)
ICRPG Index Card RPG on Discord, Roll20, Theater of the Mind
Price per player-session
About the adventure
If you've got no idea what a d20 is and have never slain a dragon using math and imagination, Index Card RPG is here to help! Accessible, easy to understand, and quick, the bar for entry here is incredibly low. Complete novices can be rolling dice and, crucially, understanding what's going on in somewhere around ten minutes. Experienced players are welcome to join the fun too! ICRPG is capable of tackling just about any setting you can think of, but this time our adventure will be taking place in a post-apocalyptic setting. In this adventure Players dive into the secret lair of the Chemist, an adversary who has caused much angst and is well known to them. In his Garden of Acid, the Chemist prepares the final step of his plan… but can you stop him in time?
How to prepare
I plan to run this game on Roll20, so players should have an account. We will be using Discord for voice chat so it is required that players have a mic. Players do not need prior experience or knowledge of the rules or RPGs. Everything needed will be provided. I will also provide a link to the official FREE Index Card RPG Quickstart guide. - Join game discord and have working mic - Make account on Roll20 - Join game on roll20 (link in discord) - Download and read up on rules (optional)
What I provide
We are playing online, so I will provide digital game components like maps, tokens, etc. If players wish, they can provide an image for me to use for their character portrait and character token. If a player doesn't provide this, I can provide one.
If for any reason a player needs to step away or remove themselves, we will be utilizing the safety measures of Open Door and X, N, & O Cards. Open Door is simply to empower the player to step away and rejoin (or leave if necessary) whenever they need to for any reason, no questions asked. X, N, & O Cards function as an indicators to me (the GM) when subject matter arises which causes discomfort to the point it disrupts your experience, you can utilized X, N, & O in the following ways: X: Place an X in the chat to let me know you are uncomfortable with the current content, often resulting in a change, rewind, or skip of the aforementioned content. N: Placing an N in the chat lets me know that you feel the content is heading towards an X card, often resulting in a change or a “fade to back”. O: An O in the chat is a check-in card, where I will stop and check with the entire group to ensure that everyone is comfortable continuing with the content.
Safety tools used
- Open Door
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
Character creation will happen at the top of the session and should take approximately 30 minutes. These are simple and easy sheets to understand. I will also be bringing premade characters sheets for anyone who wants to just jump in.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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