The Dresden Files - D20 Modern
The Dresden Files RPG, D20 Modern on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
For most people, Chicago is Chicago, America is America, and Earth is Earth—but there’s more to the world than that. Beneath the “normal” surface of the world are things and people which most humans don’t know about, don’t want to know about, and will do their best to forget about if they ever come anywhere near them. That dead body with the odd tooth-marks? Attacked by stray dogs. The traces of thirty different infectious diseases on this corpse? Statistical anomaly. The Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton from the museum scattered in a thousand pieces on the college lawn? Student prank. People won’t see things they don’t want to see. Most of the citizens of Chicago would laugh at the idea of magic, even though Harry Dresden has his number and occupation right in the phone book. It’s always possible for everyone, from heroes to bystanders, to turn away and not get involved. It’s often the easiest thing in the world to do. You can choose between good and evil, light and darkness, possibility and necessity, taking action and going home to curl up with a good book. The world is weirder, more wonderful, and more deadly than it seems. Some people know this. There are people who know that magic exists and know who to call when they run into it. There are humans who have been divinely blessed or diabolically cursed. There are faeries—small, big, hugely ancient and terrifying. There are dragons, although these days it’s said they consider bearer bonds as well as gold for their hoards. The Nevernever—the world of fae and ghosts—is just on the other side of a veil from normal life; courts of vampires divide the night among them; the White Council of wizards tries to protect the innocent and stop the misuse of magic. All of this is going on, right under our noses. However, this is also a world where a single person, in the right place, at the right time, can do the right thing and save the people they care about.
How to prepare
Players will need a mic as well as Roll20 and Discord accounts. A webcam is recommended.
What I provide
I will have the adventure prepared in Roll20 and all of the D20 Modern and Dresden Files RPG books available for reference.
We will have a thorough session zero to create characters, set expectations, and gather input on what the group wants most out of a Dresden Files game. The gameplay focus will vary based on session zero feedback, but will probably try to prioritize mystery/investigation, social interaction, and combat, in that order. Content should be more or less PG-13. This game will have an open door policy.
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How will character creation work
We will create characters together during the first session (session zero).
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: High
- Experience Level: Open to all
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