Hoard of the Dragon Queen
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Zoom
About the adventure
This game is designed for those 18+ Casual but serious players are wanted. Role playing is always encouraged and will earn players inspiration based on how well they "play their character." Players may choose to come equipped with their own dice if they choose (a video camera will be required for verification of dice rolls). Additionally, all players will need an internet connection and a microphone to be able to communicate in the zoom meeting. Players will verbally dictate where their player character token is to be positioned on the game field. Session "0" will be for character creation and background story construction. Each player will receive their character sheet via "Google Sheets;" this sheet will be editable for each character to maintain their inventory. All attributes, skills, and other character sheet needs will be controlled by the GM. This game is based on the Wizard of the Coast's campaign "The Hoard of the Dragon Queen." Players will travel throughout the sword coast, completing tasks to infiltrate the notorious Cult of the Dragon! The first campaign book will take players from level 1 up to level 8. By the end of the first book players should have a good grasp of the d&d 5e mechanics.
How to prepare
Each player will need a smart device that they can view their character sheet as well as a monitor to see the shared Zoom screen. A headset is recommended but not required. Players may utilize their own rolls if they choose. Physical dice will require a webcam; digital dice will require a screen share for verification.
What I provide
Maps, Dice, Stories, Tokens, and great times!
Beginning: Each player will receive an invite for Zoom to see the visual screen and audio. There will be a secondary google hangout invite for text communication. Second: Rolling characters --> Each Player will roll a new character, choosing from Player Handbook Classes and Races. Once the character sheet is created, it will need to be uploaded to the shared Google Drive (a link will be provided at session 0) Characters will select from a handful of "Backgrounds" to determine why their characters are joining the team. Third: Players will begin the journey together and will dictate where and what their characters are doing. Quests and tasks will be laid upon the party. Fourth: At the end of the session, rewards will be delegated based on performance and quantity of tasks completed/monsters slain. *While interacting with NPC's and other party members, role-playing is heavily suggested but not required.
Safety tools used
- Open Door
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
Either a player can come with a pre-built character (which would need to be shared via email to the GM); or we can walk through the process as a group. Regardless, all players will receive access to a shared Google Drive folder to upload their character.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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