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Introductory Session: DEEP CARBON OBSERVATORY (Dungeon World)

Introductory Session: DEEP CARBON OBSERVATORY (Dungeon World)

Dungeon World, Powered by the Apocalypse RPG on Discord, Owlbear Rodeo

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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

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About the adventure

Time-Traveling Sentient Velociraptors! An entire dimension of compressed vampires and a biopsy of the Tarrasque! A cow-sized platypus bent on destruction! Cannibals! Lots of cannibals! All these things and more await you in the gonzo-edgy-indie-artsy-absurdist classic OSR module - DEEP CARBON OBSERVATORY. I'm running it with Dungeon World! This is an introductory session for a campaign: This session is $5 and will include some character creation, forming bonds and relationships between characters, and the beginning of the scenario. Future sessions will be $20.

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Additional Details

How to prepare

No actual experience is necessary - this initial $5 session is to familiarize you with the rules and see if you enjoy my GMing style. I'm using some really cool online character sheets, and before we play I want to schedule a quick meeting with each player individually to build their character, talk about their background, show them how to use the character sheets, discuss safety tools, etc.

What I provide

Both versions of DEEP CARBON OBSERVATORY - the original and remastered editions. Hours spent studying the module, making notes and play aides, and creating custom moves. My own art based on the module's style and tone. A campaign wiki/journal/forum maintained as we play 24/7 access to me via Discord (well not really...I sleep!) All the other usual stuff :)

Gameplay details

We'll be using Homebrew World (A Hack of Dungeon World) with some alterations to the Basic Moves to conform to the tone and plot of the module. As with all my DW games, you'll collaboratively make the world together during the first session, although there are some things about the immediate setting you start in that come from the module. Although this is being run from a pre-published module, it's just a jumping off point. Whatever schemes, enemies, secrets, and goals you bring with you into the flooded lands of Carrowmore will create the story of the campaign. We'll play in 3 to 4 hour sessions, and all images will be Scrap Princess's art from the module (both the Original and Remastered versions), the Dirk Dietwieller Leichy maps from the Remastered version, and my own original art created to mimic Scrap Princess's distinctive style. As we play, I will make PC portraits in this style for use as tokens and visual aides. I will maintain an Obsidian Portal campaign site that records adventure logs, NPCs, maps, a wiki, etc. and a dedicated Discord server for the campaign.

Content warnings


Safety tools used


How will character creation work

I'll schedule free appointments with each player to plan their character mechanically/introduce them to the digital character sheets we'll use. We'll build the world together during this first session of the campaign, creating bonds and backstories that tie the PCs together and create the realms outside the Drowned Lands of Carrowmore.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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