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The Throne of Thorns

Symbaroum on Foundry VTT

Symbaroum

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About the adventure

SETTING: The setting in Symbaroum is dark, similar to The Witcher and yet not in the same way. What makes it dark are the dangers of the wilderness and the unknown, not some big evil or people living in filth and on the brink of starvation. It’s dark because the setting assumes that many of the stories that people told about the great unexplored forests of the 12th-13th century Europe are true, there really are trolls and malicious spirits out there who want to lure you to your doom and children are being snatched away by elves only to be replaced by lookalikes. It’s a surprisingly grounded setting, yet there’s plenty of room for the fantastical. STORY BACKGROUND: 21 years ago the Dark Lord was defeated. After a two decade long war against the Dark Lord and his armies a hard fought victory was finally won, though at a great price. The once fertile land of Alberetor had been destroyed. The very land was dying, crops could hardly grow and the rivers were drying up. In order to save her people queen Korinthia lead her people north, over the mountains and into the land of the barbarian tribes. The barbarians did not stand a chance against the well trained and organized armies that Korinthia brought with her, and the land was settled by the people from Alberetor. This new land has come to be known as Ambria. Just north of Ambria is the vast and mostly unexplored forest of Davokar. The barbarians warn that the forest is dangerous, cursed even, and that anyone who ventures too far into it are bound to die or be corrupted beyond recognition, and worse yet they might awaken the forest and bring destruction upon the world. But in the forest are also great riches, ruins from a once mighty civilization can be seen dotting the land and this attracts treasure hunters and explorers. ADVENTURE This game Will see us walking through a campaign of massive proportions. Starting with the Promise land, followed by the Copper Crown and ultimatelly The Throne of Thorns A colossal campaign for the dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum. The storyline follows the quest to find the mythical throne of thorns and unearth the secrets of the fallen civilisation of Symbar.

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How to prepare

The usual: Working Internet Connection, A quiet Area or the ability to use push to talk. A Discord Account, A the Forge VTT free acount, A working headset/Mic, A wroking laptop/Desktop or potentially Tablet (to be tested).

What I provide

Everything else! Espetially the material, which will be provided by me!

Gameplay details

The rules in Symbaroum are simple but not simplistic and easy to both learn and teach. Most checks are done with a 20 sided die and the player will have to roll equal to or under their relevant stat plus or minus any modifiers. Making a player characters in Symbaroum is really easy. For a new player all you really need to do is pick a race, have a concept in mind, and use xp to buy feats, powers, abilities and boons. There are suggested Archetypes, should you need some guidance. how the attribute points are distributed at character creation can either be as an array or they can be assigned more freely, though the maximum value of all attributes combined should be 80 at creation (that’s an average of 10 in each attribute). The core mechanics are a very mostly the ones you would expect to find in any D20 system such as Pathfinder or D&D.

Content warnings
  • Alcohol Use
  • Animal Death
  • Blood
  • Body Horror
  • Character Death
  • Classism
  • Death
  • Drowning
  • Drugs (addiction, use, withdrawal)
  • Execution
  • Extreme Violence
  • Fire
  • Gore
  • Hangings
  • Illness
  • Insects
  • Language/Cursing
  • Mind alteration
  • Mind Control
  • Murder
  • Mutilation of Corpses
  • Paralyzation
  • Prejudice
  • Spiders
  • Witch Prosecution
Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Debriefing
  • Lines and Veils
  • Session 0
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Characters can be made During session 0 or beforeheand. Making one in Symbaroum is really easy. For a new player all you really need to do is pick a race, have a concept in mind, and use xp to by feats, powers and boons to build it. There are sugested Archetypes, should you need some guidance. The attribute points are distributed at character creation can either be as an array or they can be assigned more freely, though the maximum value of all attributes combined should be 80 at creation (that’s an average of 10 in each attribute).

Players can expect

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

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Price per player-session
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Information
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: None
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