The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

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

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  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

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About the adventure

Designed as a prelude to the multi-party game, The Shattered Kingdom, The Darkest Hour is a series of connected one-shots that document the kingdom's descent into anarchy, with the party defending the last remnants of civilization from their many enemies or siding with the forces of evil for their own profit. Lots of room for exploration, world building and heroics! One shots are meant to give players an introduction to the Shattered Kingdom and let them test out different characters in the setting. Most will be played at 4th level, but it can be changed depending on player interest. Good - Stop Yuan-Ti slave raids into the kingdom Protect a border fort from kobold sabotage as the Red King prepares to invade Root out cultists from a noble's court before the city falls to the Caliphate of the Sun God Neutral - Help the Tide of Fang and Horror attack the Orc Host, or help the orcs defeat the terrors of the deep! Steal cursed relics from the Unseelie Court, fae refugees from the Feywild and corrupted by the Shadowfell Evil - Sabotage the kingdom's tribute to the Goblin Khanate to give the Great Khan an excuse to invade Infiltrate a meeting of top hunters and generals to assassinate enemies of the mindflayers

3 years on StartPlaying

Highly rated for: Creativity, World Builder, Storytelling

Additional Details

How to prepare

Mic is required Some knowledge of 5e rules Must have a Discord account

What I provide

Tons of DM and game resources Every single published source book and adventure module (accessible through D&D Beyond)

Gameplay details

The DM will be talking to each player before hand to discuss boundaries and limits (lines of what cannot be crossed and veils that will be covered by a "fade to black). All players will be able to use an "X" card in the event of an uncomfortable in game event, letting the DM know to stop the current course of events and adjust (may result in taking a break to check in with players and replan). Bullying or harassment will result in immediate ejection from the game. Please talk to the DM or send them a message if another player (or the DM!) is making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Sessions will have a short break in the middle to allow for player needs

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How will character creation work

If you need help creating a character, please contact the DM with 48 hour notice and they will work with you to create a character. Players should create a character before their first one-shot, and can either reuse that character or create a new one for each session. Characters may use standard array, point buy, or roll 4, drop lowest. Usually I would say no Grung or Aarakocra, but it's a one shot, so any published material is allowed. Players start with the base starting equipment +200 gold. No magic items.

Players can expect

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

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