The Secret of Cormanthor Forest (3rd-Level Two-shot)
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Discord, Foundry VTT
About the adventure
The Cormanthor forest is a vast expanse of forest largely abandoned by civilization. Caravan duty through the forest to Kuringrove can be dangerous. Normally you only have to deal with bandits and the odd goblin band, but recently there are rumors of strange goings on in the forest: A malevolent spirit, frenzied wildlife, and a strange creature roaming the forest. The sleepy and idyllic little villagers of Kuringrove know of a well-kept secret deep in the Cormanthor Forest. If you're lucky, you might stumble across the home of two elderly seers, who have lived here for longer than there's been a village. They may be the only ones who can provide answers for all the strange goings on in the forest!
How to prepare
Players will need: - Internet access - Discord account (Voice Call) - Microphone - Foundry VTT account (will mostly be used as a visual aid to show map and character placement) -watch Startplaying messages for more information (check spam folder) - character sheets (virtual, physical, etc) - Dice rolling ability (physical dice, internet, app etc.) - Patience (for me as a fairly new DM and for your fellow players at the table) - Good Vibes
What I provide
-Foundry link for Maps -Discord Server for voice/chat -Player creation material -ADVENTURE -horrible attempts at voices -enthusiasm for/committment to bits -safe place to have fun
***My table is not a place for racism, homophobia, ableism, body shaming, transphobia, and misogyny, including microaggressions in or out of game.*** Before the scheduled game, I will send a consent checklist where you can set your comfort/boundary level with various topics. Once collected, I will anonymously reveal results prior to the game so everyone is on the same page. Before the game starts, I will ask the party if there are any last minute Lines and Veils that need to be set. The "X" card is a tool that can be used at any point during the session to skip any uncomfortable content. This adventure will be played using battle maps with tokens (forge/foundry VTT) with some Theater of the Mind. Out of the three pillars of play (exploration, roleplaying, and combat), this one-shot features exploraton and combat with some roleplaying sprinkled about. Players will face various creatures and encounters that may have more than one way to resolve the ordeal.
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Monte Cook RPG Consent Checklist
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
Characters will be at 3rd-level. You can use standard array or point buy to roll characters and use any platform/app/paper to record your character. I would ask that you send a copy of it to me to review. I still have access to some player creation options on dndbeyond and will send a dndbeyond link once you have joined the session should you choose. Otherwise, I can also provide PDF materials (character sheets, handbooks) if needed. Please limit character creation material to those in official D&D/WotC books. I am happy to help with character creation prior to the session.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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