Spelljammer Academy: Wild Wild Space! [Beginner Friendly]
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20, Discord, D&D Beyond
Price per player-session
About the adventure
Take my love, take my land, Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free, You can't take the sky from me. - Ballad of Serenity by Joss Whedon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You have decided to enroll into Spelljammer Academy for reasons known only to you, and whoever you tell, and probably a few people you didn't mean to tell. Here you are expected to learn the ways of spelljamming and fight the good fight! Lessons include space flight, space fight, and just being in space in general. But don't worry, this won't be your normal spacefaring bootcamp, there is also a mysterious force that is busy doing . . . mysterious AND (sometimes) dangerous things! Spelljammer Academy takes you from your very first day at the academy to well beyond the stars in only FOUR three hour sessions. This is a perfect mini-campaign for those brand new to D&D5e and/or the Spelljammer setting. Veteran players will also be able to enjoy this light hearted romp through space. There's a little something for everyone! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What is Spelljammer? The term "Spelljammer" refers to a few things, so it can get confusing fast. - One, it is a D&D setting where you travel on 'spaceships' and go through 'space.' - Two, it is the general name of the 'spaceship' you travel through 'space' with. - Three, it is the name of the pilot on a 'spaceship' that travels through 'space.' I used the terms 'spaceship' and 'space' to cut down on confusion. The most important part of all that is when you play a Spelljammer game, expect some fantasy and sci-fi elements to mix together. Think like "Treasure Planet", "Atlantis", or the great "Firefly."
How to prepare
You will need to have a Discord, Roll20, and DND Beyond account. We will be using Discord for Video/Voice chat, as well as a hub for out of game chat. We will be using Roll20 for maps and rolls. Finally, we will be using DND Beyond for characters. I have most sources and will be inviting you to a campaign on there. Before Session 1, you need to familiarize yourself with your character and read through the basic rules. ***A note on webcams: The default assumption is that everyone will have their webcam turned on. However, as someone who taught during the pandemic, I know that there a million reasons why you might not want yours on. Players have every right to never turn on their webcams. However, I will always encourage you too if you are able.
What I provide
- D&D Beyond subscription - A thoroughly tested knowledge of the game rules - Maps, handouts, music, etc - Vibes
Players can expect: - Time for character development and choices - Supportive combat (If you are a newer player, I will offer suggestions and ideas to help you get going) - Voices I give to an NPC to slowly fade away within 15 minutes - To fall in love with my NPCs anyways - A growing discord community - Access to nearly all sources through D&D Beyond - A safe and fun time.
Safety tools used
- Open Door
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
We will have a Session 0 before we start playing. During Session 0, there will be a dedicated time to create characters. Characters will be created through D&D Beyond using one of my campaigns. HOWEVER, you are more than free to start character creation before we meet if you have something(s) in mind. - Start at level 1. - 27 point buy or standard array - All of the optional rules present in Tasha's (TCE) are allowed - All races are an option, except Marked races from Ebberon (Do note that we will be starting on Faerûn, not in space.) - All backgrounds are an option, except for Guild backgrounds from Ravnica and School backgrounds from Strixhaven - Equipment from background - No Homebrew, Rick and Morty, or Noncore Content Feel free to contact me ahead of Session 0 with questions about Character Creation.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: High
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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