Winterwall Quest: A Magical Sleigh Ride (A Wholesome Learn-to-Play D&D 5E One-Shot)

Winterwall Quest: A Magical Sleigh Ride (A Wholesome Learn-to-Play D&D 5E One-Shot)

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Theater of the Mind

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 4 to 4.5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

New adventurers with hearts of gold needed! The Archmage is offering rewards in return for magical ingredients from the mountains. But beware, you must be willing and able to collect them humanely! Hold tight to his magical sleigh and do your best to pluck hippogriff feathers, fight off frost elementals, grab magical pinecones and evade the mountain spirit's ice breath. Note: No Roll20 or DnD Beyond needed. Tip: all Winterwall Quests can be played independently or in a series, starting with easier games (A Magical Sleigh Ride / Escorting Drama Royalty) and ending with more advanced games (An Interview with the Dragon / The Yule Quest). (Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay.)

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Game Designer

2 years on StartPlaying

31 games hosted

Highly rated for: Inclusive, Voices, Storytelling

Additional Details

How to prepare

You need a Discord account, a program that reads pdfs, a working (internal or external) mic, and a working camera - unless you're exempted from using your camera on account of bad internet connection, dysphoria, etc. Do try to create your character a couple days before the game. On the last day, most of my consultation time is usually taken up by players who are last-minute additions or replacements.

What I provide

A wholesome and inclusive fantasy world that includes your background, winter-themed music, a cute gnome NPC, a hand-drawn map of the mountain path, a thrilling sleigh ride, and multiple animal/creature encounters.

Gameplay details

The game will be played via theater of the mind. During character creation on my Discord server, I'll have any content flagged as a line or a veil (e.g. animal attacks, winter survival situations, mentions of reproductive healthcare) removed from the game. The session zero will be recapped and finished at the beginning of the one-shot. X-cards can either be used privately by directly messaging me, or publicly in the chat / over the mic / on camera. This is a wholesome fantasy game. Our pseudo-medieval high-fantasy world is accepting of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and other diversities. If you can't play a character that is friendly and kind, this isn't a game for you.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Lines and Veils
  • Session 0
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Players will choose from 25 editable pdfs with pre-generated characters on my Discord server a couple days before the game. All characters are Level 2, using the first Player's Handbook only, with minimal extra equipment. Think humble adventuring newbie (or a de-leveled veteran) with a connection to the environment/animals. You don't need DnD Beyond or any other paid WoTC content.

Players can expect

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

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