The Price of Ambition - An intro to Crowns

The Price of Ambition - An intro to Crowns

Indie TTRPG, OSR Games on Discord, Theater of the Mind

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

For years rumors and stories have been told about the tower. It was sealed by a wizard's magic and has not been opened since. Even as it began to come apart the wizard did not emerge, until after a century no one who had seen him go in was still living. No one knows what the wizard wanted, but everyone knows he had secrets he wanted hidden. And so rumors of the riches, dark magic, and vast knowledge the wizard must have had spread to the surrounding area. Everyone knows where the tower is, and the people who get in are likely to come out rich. Crowns is an OSR game that is simple to learn to play, with easy character creation and consistent mechanics. With a heavy emphasis on exploration, looting, and getting out of the dungeon alive players can expect a challenge where often times the best plans don't require a roll at all. This One-Shot is designed to get players acquainted with the core mechanics of Crowns, as well as experience the primary game-play focus of exploration, dungeon crawling, and escape. The game itself will be played on Owlbear Rodeo with Google Sheets used for character sheets.

Game Designer

3 years on StartPlaying

513 games hosted

Highly rated for: Creativity, Teacher, Storytelling

Average response time: Under 1 hour

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

Players should have a microphone, a Discord account, and a Google account they do not mind being seen by the party. Voice chat and dice will be handled in Discord for the purpose of transparency.

What I provide

I will provide a Discord Server, Google Jamboard map, and the information on Equipment and Character Creation that players need to play the game.

Gameplay details

This game contains themes of eternal torment, enclosed spaces, and cave ins. This game uses the X,N,and O card system, with players being able to Direct Message the GM if they wish to use a card anonymously. There will also be a break 2 hours into the game so that people can use the restroom, grab a drink or snack, etc.

Content warnings


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

Characters will make their characters at the beginning of the game with the help of the GM. The characters will be level 1, and if you wish to make your character beforehand you may as long as they are level 1.

Players can expect

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

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