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Shadows of a King | High Roleplay Political Intrigue

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Shadows of a King | High Roleplay Political Intrigue

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, D&D Beyond, Owlbear Rodeo

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  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Within the kingdom of Valeria, a realm where opulence masks deep-seated tensions, you find yourself entwined in a labyrinthine tapestry of power struggles, concealed secrets, and whispered betrayals. As you navigate a world where courtly intrigues dance like shadows on gilded walls, forbidden knowledge lurks in hidden corners, and alliances are forged in the dark, your every choice becomes a thread that weaves the destiny of the realm. A high roleplay political intrigue game all about uncovering hidden truths of an ancient city, built on blood and bones... Do you have what it takes to bring truth to a city of thieves, conmen and assassins? Or will you become rich off the lies?

Professional Game Master

Robby Smith

12 Reviews

DMs Guild Writer
Published Writer
Game Designer

7 years as a TTRPG player

7 years as a Game Master

18 games hosted

Brings Custom made VTT maps, D&D books and a DM tier subscription to D&D beyond to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

Players should have a working mic with decent quality, video will not be available so no camera is needed Players should have access to a set of RPG dice. Physical or virtual is fine Any other preparations are up to the players but a level of preparedness is preferred to get to the action quicker!

What I provide

I will bring adventure and fun, using immersive original maps in my very own detailed custom setting I will provide a vast array of official D&D source books, containing races, subclasses and more available with D&D Beyond I love tailored music and soundtracks and will provide many playlists for each session I guarantee a memorable experience and a great time!

Gameplay details

Session 0 will run before anything is done. Expectations for the game will be set. A checklist will be provided for any triggers that should be avoided with soft and hard lines At any point, a player can leave with no explanation if they find themselves uncomfortable or just need a minute I will always be available to hear my player's concerns in and out of the game at any time :) This is a safe space for all people, homophobia, transphobia, racism or any form of prejudice nondiscrimination will not be tolerated. If this line is crossed you will be booted from the game without a refund

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Luxton Technique
  • Luxton Technique Discussion
  • Open Door
  • Session 0
How will character creation work

Premade characters are available! Just ask to see the wide selection Characters should start at level 5 using point buy Lucky is a banned feat If making your own character I am more than happy to call or text you and help build or craft your own character to how YOU want them to be!

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: None

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