Political intrigue, perilous side-quests, and an open world to explore! Join The Hackthorn Conspiracy

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20

Dungeons & Dragons 5e



About the adventure

Your characters have been conscripted to take the places of The Crown Jewels, a recently murdered group of personal protectors to the Duke of Hackthorn. No one knows about the murders and the Duke plans to keep it that way until he can track down the culprits. Your only job is to not be murdered, but maybe that's easier said than done. If you like roleplay on top of roleplay, political intrigue, mystery with loads of suspects, and a large, open world, this is the game for you! *Embrace your alter egos! *Find the killer(s)! *Protect the Duke (and earn a nice reward)! Free Session 0 to discuss backstories and finalize character creation.

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10 years as a Game Master

3 games hosted

Brings D&D 5E, willing to try others to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need a microphone and stable internet. A webcam is helpful but not necessary. Discord will be used for out-of-game communications. You should have access to the Player's Handbook or the ability to Google rules, items, or character questions. Character sheets can be created in Roll20 or on D&D Beyond. You will need an account on Roll20 (a free account is fine) and I can send you the game link ahead of time. We will test your equipment during Session 0. I would prefer if you use the dice in Roll20 but if you choose to roll your own dice that is fine. I also have a dice roller in Discord.

What I provide

All maps and handouts will be provided. Player tokens will be created during Session 0.

Gameplay details

This is a homebrew setting, but I follow the rules and mechanics of 5E. I do allow some flexibility if the players have a request and everyone concurs. Beginner and LGBTQ+ friendly. I selected many content warnings because will be descriptions of violence, monsters, and creatures, although I am NOT a fan of gore so the descriptions will be closer to run-of-the-mill fantasy and not Game of Thrones. I lean toward PG to PG-13 content. Sexual content beyond a PG-13 level is not allowed under any circumstances and any sort of violence against children will not be tolerated (although backstories that feature childhood trauma may be permissible but will need to be approved beforehand by the GM and the other players). If players have specific phobias (spiders, snakes, dogs) they can let me know and I will substitute different creatures when needed. I allow no discrimination of any sort, and there is no racism or sexism in my games. I frequently use strong language but if requested I will refrain and we can make it a rule with consensus, but under duress people can forget, so be aware there may be cursing now and again. In Session 0 we will go over expectations, player lines and boundaries, and also preferences. I want all players to be comfortable and have fun.

Content warnings
  • Blood
  • Character Death
  • Classism
  • Death
  • Drowning
  • Fire
  • G-rated
  • Guns
  • Hostages
  • Illness
  • Insects
  • Kidnapping
  • Language/Cursing
  • Lifechanging Injury
  • Murder
  • Nightmares about Traumatic Events
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paralyzation
  • PTSD
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Trauma
  • Violence
  • Warfare
Safety tools used
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • Session 0
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Characters should be level three and can be created beforehand, or players can use one of the pre-rolled characters I will have available. Non-standard characters (all character classes/races other than those in the basic Player's Handbook) should be approved by the GM in Session 0.

Players can expect

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

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Political intrigue, perilous side-quests, and an open world to explore! Join The Hackthorn Conspiracy

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Price per player-session
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  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
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