Silvered Bayonets: Napoleonic gothic horror in D&D 5e

Silvered Bayonets: Napoleonic gothic horror in D&D 5e

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20

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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

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About the adventure

1813. The fields of Europe are ablaze. Napoleon's once-unstoppable Grande Armée is being ground inwards, wedged between a disastrous Russia campaign to the east and a bloody Spanish uprising to the west. But even as old rivals set aside their differences and combine into a continent-spanning coalition, unified as one against the French Empire, another war is waged in secret—and there's little friendship of nations to be found here. Vampires. Werewolves. Faeries and hobgoblins. Spirits, demons, and the possessed thereof. Creatures of the night that revel in the chaos—lurking in the shadows cast by flames of war, dwarfed in the public eye by the conflict of mortals. But where there's dangers supernatural, there's prizes supernatural as well—and your proud nation isn't about to let these relics of power fall into the hands of your rivals. Silvered Bayonets is a one-shot adventure powered by Dungeons & Dragons, set in the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars of the early 1800s. The setting of Silvered Bayonets is inspired by the wargame The Silver Bayonet by Joseph A. McCullough. Original photo by Sinitta Leunen on Pexels.

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Highly rated for: Storytelling, Sets the Mood, Inclusive

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How to prepare

Voice communication will be handled through Discord, with Roll20 for visual aids. Beyond that, just bring your character sheet, imagination, and a good attitude! You'll find the info you need to get started on your adventure dashboard after signing up: New to StartPlaying? You can also get a $10 credit to play in this adventure by signing up for your website account using this link!

What I provide

The magic ✨ I also have the player resources books on D&D Beyond for character creation using official content, as well as a Google Drive folder full of official references and curated third-party publications for the homebrew aficionados.

Gameplay details

Silvered Bayonets prominently features the horrors of war and the horror of monsters as portrayed in old folk tales—deadly, callous, capricious. Casualty rates for specialists are high—your character's survival is not guaranteed. To ensure the real players feel safe while vicariously facing their characters' mortal peril, we'll make use of the specified safety tools to make sure we don't inadvertently cross anybody's personal boundaries.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Characters will be level 5, and completed character sheets should be brought to the game. In-depth backstories are not required for this particular game—a set of traits, ideals, bonds, and flaws ought to be enough, as long as your character is willing to work together with others.

Players can expect

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

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