Out of the Abyss
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20
About the adventure
This is a gritty game, set in the Underdark, the Upside-Down of the Forgotten Realms. In this dark, maze-like world you will find races who have made their homes away from the light of day and creatures that could destroy the surface world if they should break through. This game is a favorite of mine - but it is not for the faint of heart! Dark terrors lie in the deeper parts of the world and you must decide whether you will try to escape them or fight back. It would not be an overstatement to say the fate of the world is in your hands! I love when players find creative solutions to problems. Regardless, this will likely be more of a combat heavy adventure than some. If you don't like high-stakes combat in a gritty adventure where you fight for your very life, this may not be the adventure for you. That being said, I see myself as a DM who roots for the players and I do not have a DM vs Player mindset. I want to challenge you, not have a series of Total Party Kills. Everyone in this game should have a headphone and microphone at the very least, although webcams tend to make the game a lot more fun and interactive. Every player should also have a free account created on Roll20.net and Dndbeyond.com (or a printout of a 5th edition character sheet) Characters in this game will start at 1st level and will likely advance to around level 15.
How to prepare
Each player should create free accounts on Roll20.net and Dndbeyond.com prior to the first game. Every player should also plan to play on a computer with Google Chrome, as virtual tabletops don't always work well on other browsers.
What I provide
I will be providing a Pro Account on Roll20.net so we can experience the world with dynamic lighting and interactive maps. I will also send out links to shared websites with playlists we can listen to together for those who enjoy the background music & ambiance as they play (please use headphones if you plan to listen to the music to avoid feedback!). I also have a professional Zoom account and will send out a link each game if players have the ability to play via webcam. I will also be preparing everything about the world and bringing lots of danger and fun to the table each week! I bring the world so you can bring your creativity!
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How will character creation work
Characters will be created together during the first session of game play. I am open to a wide range of character races and classes from published materials. If your hope is to pull from unpublished works or homebrew, you may also contact me privately so we can discuss options. Characters will be starting at 1st level, but will likely level up fairly quickly at first. No experience is necessary. I will assist any players with character creation that need the help! Characters will be created using Standard Array or Point Buy to ensure that all players are on even footing.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: High
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: None
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