GHAZAN: Inside the Volcano

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20, Theater of the Mind

Dungeons & Dragons 5e



About the adventure

This campaign - set in my own homebrew adaptation of the Forgotten Realms during the last decades of the 15th century (Dale Reckoning) - starts high up in the Aphrunn Mountains, on the south-eastern side of the ancient and (until now) relatively peaceful land of TURMISH, a vast expanse of grassy wilderness on the southern shores of the Sea of Fallen Stars, peopled with tribes of horsemen and farmers, heirs to a proud nomadic tradition and endowed with a ferociously independent spirit. The party will enter the mining city of GHAZAN, built inside a dead volcano by a mysterious archmage and a clan of gnome inventors almost a hundred years past. The city is home to many mysteries and riches, but also deadly political intrigues and hidden horrors... In this open-world urban sprawl the players will have the choice of the quests they undertake and how they decide to find their luck (or meet their untimely ends) in these strange surroundings. NOTE: you will be joining a group of other players who have played through levels 1-4 of this campaign's story arc. They'll be glad to help me fill you in and make you feel welcome ! *** LEVELING = WARNING *** Leveling is relatively SLOW in my campaigns... expect at least 7-8 sessions per level. Or more... ! Fair warning.

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Ash Drunbar

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5 years as a Game Master

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Brings Private Discord Server. DnDBeyond Character Creation engine. VTT use if needed. All basic D&D books, some extra races / classes, VTT Tokens, Homebrew Settings, NPC portraits & atmospheric illustrations, pre-gen characters, landmaps. Also: GOOD VIBES ! lol to the table

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How to prepare

You will need a decent internet connection, a working mic and a Discord account. I will send you an invite to Roll20 before we start. An account on DnDBeyond is strongly advised for your Character Creation, but in no way compulsory. Any questions, send me a PM on Discord and we'll sort it out (AshDrunbar#3628)

What I provide

I can provide an array of pdfs, character portraits, maps and helpful illustrations to help you immerse yourself in the setting.

Gameplay details

This is an open-world urban setting, where you will discuss what to do with the other players, have a choice of different quests / different ways to solve things at any given time. There can be a fair bit of In-Character Roleplay, both between the party members and with the various NPCs you will meet. The city is vast and filled with intrigues and details, so don't expect a dungeon crawl every session. Don't worry, there still will be plenty of fights to go about though (-; We normally resolve everything on Roll20, but having a copy of your character on DnDBeyond is definitely a plus. (warning: I do not own all the books on DDB, but can purchase subclasses and other options as needed) Safety: LINES & VEILS players are welcomed and encouraged to discuss with the DM and warn about difficult IRL themes that can be encountered / should be avoided in-game, either before or after the sessions. WARNING: we all know this is a group game, so we encourage open discussions with everyone both in and out of the game world, and discourage antisocial behaviors, rudeness, bigotry, racist and sexist remarks (even 'jokingly'), edgelords and murder hobos, etc. You get the idea: let's all try and be as mature, friendly and open individuals as we possibly can manage, and all shall be fine and dandy ! Main thing is: to have FUN TOGETHER and build stories worth remembering... !

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Aftercare
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • Session 0
  • Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work

New characters come in at LEVEL 5. Stats: Point Buy / Standard Array / Roll 4d6 keep highest 3 are all acceptable. Equipment: Standard + 3d20x10 gp in cash. Add 1 Uncommon Magic Item OR 1 Greater Healing Potion OR 3 Regular Healing Potions OR 2 First Level Spell Scrolls. Class / Race: I will accept anything from PHB. PM me for any other build (UA, Tasha, Xanathar, or even homebrew class/race) so we can see how (and if ?) it can fit the setting. RACE LIMITATION - in this particular setting, a lot of 5e races either haven't been discovered yet (Dragonborns), or are seen with distrust (Tieflings, Half-Drows), hostility (Goblinoids, Orcs, Bugbears and other monstrous humanoids) or fearful wonder (Fey, Aasimar, etc). If you do plan on choosing anything like this, PM me and we'll try to find a good way to see what it could entail story-wise (which might not make things always easy for your character...). Fair ?

Players can expect

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

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  • Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Beginner
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