Storm King's Thunder || Beginner Friendly || Sandbox

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Discord, Roll20

Dungeons & Dragons 5e

D&D Beyond


About the adventure

Giant society is on the verge of collapse, in-fighting and power struggles abound. Across the realms, giants of all types are rallying for war, grabbing up resources from little folk, and defying the centuries old order once upheld by the Storm King. Strike out as adventurer's trapped underfoot this wrestle for power, defend hapless citizens across the land, put down despots seeking to enslave the defenseless, and help restore order to giant-kind. In this sandbox adventure where the PCs guide their quest to save lives, recover artifacts, and end a power struggle that threatens to shake the world at it's core.

Professional Game Master

Travis D.

4 Reviews

Game Designer

23 years as a TTRPG player

20 years as a Game Master

3 games hosted

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Additional Details

How to prepare

To participate in the chat on Discord, you'll need a mic. Webcams aren't necessary, but they can help improve communication. Discord accounts are free and you should install the software before the game. I'll provide a link to my personal Discord server for the game. Roll20 accounts are also free and will allow you to access visual handouts and character sheets. All you need is a web browser to use Roll20. Familiarity with D&D 5e is a plus, but we can learn as we go as well. Where needed I'll help you translate your intentions into the rules where necessary. Your only concern should be enjoying the game and bringing your character to life. You can use physical dice if you have a favorite set, I trust everyone to be honest. You can also use Roll20's in-app rolling.

What I provide

I'll provide the voice server via Discord and the Roll20 campaign link. Roll20 has full character options, tokens, and maps to set the stage for the game. The game will feature Theater of the Mind along side combat maps when appropriate. I have a great command of the system and love helping players get into a new game. I also enjoy helping people find their voice or style or roleplaying, and creating a comfortable environment we can explore together. Storm King's Thunder offers an open-ended sandbox that require adaptability and on-the-fly adjustments, and together with the players I look forward to exploring the collaborative world we create. Expect cinematic styling, off screen reveals and an immersive story built around the PCs.

Gameplay details

Lines & Veils handled with handout on Roll20, and Breaks will be 5-10 minutes at the top of the hour unless everyone is too caught up in the game (or we prefer a single break in the middle). Stepping away for any reason is also completely fine, but if able please check in if it's a slight pause the table can wait for or if you prefer not to interrupt the flow of the game. Post game debrief will occur wrapping up the session, but feel free to use StartPlaying to message any additional thoughts that occur later before the next game. Stars and Wishes can be discussed before stepping away as well, but will also have a Roll20 post for the game so there is no stress to think of all the cool things you'd like to see immediately.

Content warnings
  • Animal Death
  • Character Death
  • Fire
  • Violence
Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • Session 0
  • Stars and Wishes
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Character creation will happen pregame, if you'd like help I can make availability to walk you though the process once you've joined the discord. Standard Array or 25 pt. Buy for stats. Everyone gets a 1st level feat, Variant Human is limited to Skilled or Tough (But can still take their normal extra feat). Characters start at level 2 with starting gear and an additional 100 Gold for equipment. HP can be rolled publicly or take the average. Level ups will be via milestone.

Players can expect

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

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  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
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