Jungle Frontier Town - Explorers Wanted!
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
Welcome to Fiddletown, the lively frontier town full of big danger and bigger personalities. This is no dusty western - Fiddletown lies in the heart of a massive rainforest full of dragons, dinosaurs, and carnivorous plants. It's a busy, intrepid place where the Explorer's Guild (that's you!) is quite active in the day-to-day happenings. The largely unexplored territories surrounding Fiddletown brim with exotic wildlife, natural wonders, and rich mineral deposits. The local Goblin and Merfolk tribes bicker with one another and any intruders that stumble across their path. Which guild contracts will you choose? Will you tame the wilderness or protect its wonders? Will you defy the locals or embrace them? Which corners of the uncharted Explorer's Guild map will you traverse? Each session is episodic in nature and resolves narratively. However, choices you make in each session will have impacts on what contracts are available later and other narrative arcs that tie the sessions together.
How to prepare
You will need to install Discord on your device and have a webcam + microphone set up with clear audio and video. We will use Roll20 for combat (it's super easy!) and the Beyond 20 Google Chrome Extension (this will allow you to make rolls from your DnDBeyond character sheet directly in Roll20). All of these are free tools! During the first session we'll do a quick setup/tutorial of all the tools so everyone feels comfortable with them. I've been playing virtual DnD every week during the pandemic using these tools and it makes running the game a breeze.
What I provide
You will receive high quality images of the maps we'll be using - a town map and a continent 'explorers' map which is partially unexplored. As you push the boundaries of these unexplored areas and discover new regions, the map will be amended, reflecting your progress. Explored areas of the map will also be updated with waypoints as you discover unique places you want to remember (I use World Anvil for this, you can make a free account if you want to interact with the maps, but it's optional). Using the tools mentioned above, you won't need physical dice but if you prefer to use them, that is fine.
The gameplay is tailored to fit YOU! I will sit down with the group in the first session and we talk through what we want the game to be. Due to the episodic, quest-centric nature of this campaign, it tends to be Low or Medium roleplaying and Medium or High Combat, seasoned with some Exploration based on player preferences. I can shape the rewards and narrative to fit the desires of the players, or if you like to be surprised, I can 'roll' with that too! (warning: sometimes I use puns)
Safety tools used
How will character creation work
We will do character creation in DnDBeyond during the first session. We'll use the Point Buy system.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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