The Last Torch - The Unknown Lands
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About the adventure
The Unknown Lands are known to be a terrible place to be: the region is made up of vast steppes and crossed by a massive mountain range called the Crowned Chain. It is a dangerous and wild place, with just a few villages constantly threatened by attacks from monstrous creatures in search of food. No traveler is safe, and few venture to leave the protection of the walls even just to walk the beaten path. The only truly civilized place is the Fortress of Light, where you will begin your adventure to save the land, or even just yourselves. You are Adventurers. Your line of work takes you outside of the safe embrace of city walls, straight into danger, and hopefully into treasure and glory. Death awaits behind every corner, the budget is tight and the enemies are many, but such is the adventuring life. This campaign uses a system called The Last Torch, originally published in Italy, and translated in 2019. It's a very simple system, easy to learn and master, but also very lethal for the characters if unprepared or truly unlucky. It is ideal for people that have never played a Tabletop RPG before, for kids (in a slightly less gritty version) and for experienced players looking for a challenge. This is not your usual heroic high fantasy, this is a gritty story of a group of everyday people taking on the most dangerous job trying to make a living. Will you be able to succeed? Or will you just be another corpse left unburied in the broken lands? Remember to bring your torch. Only Evil can see in Darkness.
How to prepare
Ideally you'd want: >A Discord Account >A Roll20 Account >A PC (or Mac, or Laptop) that can run both >Headphones >A Webcam (absolutely not required to use it if you don't feel like showing your face) >A Microphone (many headphones and webcams come with one) >Stable Internet Connection with unlimited data (WiFi or some nice mobile plan)
What I provide
I'll provide the battlemaps for roll20, as well as some art to get you more immersed in the setting.
In this campain the adventurers will face a Land filled with risks and encounters, but such perils go hand in hand with great rewards. The party will be able to interact with many NPCs, taking quests and making choices that will shape the destiny or the Unknown Lands. The possibility of dying is always present, but there are just as many possibilities to recover new companions to replace the fallen.
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How will character creation work
Players can choose whether to create the characters themselves (examining them when starting the first session) or to do it together in a (free) session zero: in this few hours i will introduce you to the core mechanics and we will create the adventuring party. If you're not interested in making a new character from scratch (because you want to get straight into the game or have never done it before), I can make you one or we can use one of the pre-generated Adventurers available in PDF. I'll send you the folder through my Discord.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: High
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: None
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