The Dark Mystery of the Ghosts of Saltmarsh - (Beginners/LGBTQ+/Everyone Positive Welcome)
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20
Price per player-session
About the adventure
Ghosts of Saltmarsh is a campaign from Wizards of Coast taking place in the backwater shanty town of Saltmarsh. A thrilling mix of nautical battles, ancient mysteries, and competing factions trying to gain control of this influential coastal port. An old school adventure that reacts to player choices, perfect for beginners and experienced players alike. Set along the Sword Coast of the legendary Forgotten Realms. The sessions themselves are a welcoming, inclusive safe environment for all willing hero adventurers, anyone abusive to their party members, or the GM will be removed from the group. We play a cooperative game that everyone should enjoy. Before the session, I'll discuss which topics each of the players are comfortable with. After the session, I will discuss again with the players to make sure that everyone is having the most amount of fun possible. This game will be played using DnD 5e rules, character sheets will be created using Roll20, and communication will be via Discord. I run DnD to tell immersive, exciting stories and help players feel like the heroes they want to be! So, prepare for plenty of interesting NPC encounters and unusual scenarios. I love the power of Roll20 pro but will naturally use theatre of the mind for some encounters. SESSION ZERO - We will be running a full session zero to build the party together. For each character we will build a strong backstory linked to the area and the campaign, some dark secrets, the reason your party is together and is out there adventuring. We will explore the area, meet the locals, get supplies while fitting in some combat, some social encounters and allow you to adjust your character if it doesn't work. Happy for players to chat outside the game in the dedicated discord channel and keep the game going. New players are welcome and will be looked after.
How to prepare
You will need a mic, a free roll20 account and a Discord account. No previous experience is necessary. For this campaign we will not use webcams. I will send out the character sheet in advance and you can choose a character on a first come basis.
What I provide
I will provide maps on roll20 and a ton of DND sourcebooks.
We will check everyone is happy with roll20 and I have already set up the character sheets to make it easy to use. If you are a beginner I will give you access to a range of one page cheat sheets and some suggestions to get you up to speed and having fun quickly. The game itself will feature **an immersive sound track**, enough description to draw you in but not too long to be boring. I use **roll20 maps with dynamic lighting for more atmosphere** with description just before each scene so you can **make intelligent decisions** that can **improve the odds** or go horribly wrong. You just hit everything but you have time to prepare, scout, plan, negotiate or just hit it hard. I will be using ammo tracking, ration management and other tools to make your choices have consequences and heighten the immersion and gameplay.
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Open Door
- Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work
The characters will be created in Session 0 together. We will build a full backstory and are equipped with useful items to use inventively. If you wish to run the Lifepath - pre game to "have a life before the game start" then let me know. I have everything you need to roll up and interesting pre-adventurer life.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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