Longsaddle: In the Shadow of Magic

Longsaddle: In the Shadow of Magic

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20

Price per player-session

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  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session

About the adventure

In the North of Faerûn, the powerful cities of Mirabar and Waterdeep are connected by the Long Road. Dotted with towns, villages, and cities, the Long Road is an adventure in and of itself. But smack in the middle lies a thrill that any adventurer is lucky to experience: Longsaddle. This ranching town is a microcosm of intrigue, business, and mystery. Warring ranching families smile with gentility while secretly fighting for control of the town's economy. The popular Gambling Golem attracts some of the best and most nefarious gamblers on the continent. Up at the Ivy Mansion, the wizarding Harpell family operates a small academy while supplying individuals both good and questionable with magical goods and services. And from the woods surrounding the town, there can be heard howls from what locals say is a mysterious tribe of lycanthropes that never breaks the tree line. You are an early-career adventurer hired by the Harpells to carry out errands and investigate magical happenings in and around this small yet bustling hamlet. What alliances will you make as you navigate the town's powerful families? Will you find your inner mage and join the ranks of some of the most powerful wizards around? And will you survive the terror that lies beyond the trees - or is there no terror to survive?

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454 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, World Builder, Voices

Additional Details

How to prepare

For gameplay, you'll need a webcam and mic (your default phone or computer cam and mic are fine) as well as Discord, which will host our voice/text. I understand that some people prefer to not to use video, so if that's you, I'm totally fine with that. For battle maps, encounters, and all of our gameplay video, we'll be using Roll20. In addition to having a Roll20 account, please have your own method for rolling dice. For creating characters, you'll need to use D&D Beyond to create a digital character sheet. However, I will be able to share paid D&D Beyond content with you in advance to broaden your character building options. Once you have this digital character sheet, you can use it to keep track of spells, abilities, items, and gold. If you have a Player's Handbook and any other books, feel free to have them with you for reference, but they won't be necessary. And have something to take notes in case there are things you want to remember from session to session.

What I provide

I will provide all players with paid content from D&D Beyond to create character sheets in advance. I'll also provide information about getting set up in Discord if you require assistance.

Gameplay details

There is much to do in Longsaddle, and while there is plenty happening under the surface, what you make of your time here is up to you. While the game is designed for players to drop in as they have time, those who come back for multiple sessions will be able to hold onto whatever rewards and relationships they acquire during gameplay. And while the many colorful, storied, and sometimes wacky inhabitants of Longsaddle make for an adventure filled with roleplay, there will be plenty of opportunities for battle as well as some exploration - from the woods outside of town to an old, haunted house where only the bravest and most cavalier of young people dare to enter. To help ensure that every player is comfortable and having a great time as we traverse the town of Longsaddle, I'll be setting lines and veils prior to the start of gameplay with each player to ensure maximum comfort. These lines and veils will inform gameplay and ensure the ability to "fade to black" whenever needed. During the session, we'll be employing X, N, and O signals in chat as needed. We'll also be ending each session with a brief Highlight Reel and Wrap Session to discuss the game session and ensure fun and engaging future sessions.

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How will character creation work

Please arrive with level 3 characters. Any races, backgrounds, and subclasses from officially published Wizards of the Coast 5e source books or adventures are acceptable. Please use standard array or point buy in determining ability scores. If you need a character, I have pre-built sheets that I am happy to pass along to you. You need only let me know in advance. While there's no need to have a deeply fleshed out backstory for your character, please come in with your character's name, general physical description and pronouns, and one heroic (or nefarious) thing that they've accomplished to date in their adventuring career. Finally, for all of my players who like to build characters with evil or very chaotic tendencies, please have a reason that your character would be willing to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a group in achieving a common goal! This will keep gameplay fun and engaging for everyone.

Players can expect

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

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