The Tomb of Horrors
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20
About the adventure
Legend of the Tomb Somewhere under a lost and lonely hill of grim and foreboding aspect lies a labyrinthine crypt. It is filled with terrible traps and not a few strange and ferocious monsters to slay the unwary. It is filled with rich treasures both precious and magical, but in addition to the aforementioned guardians, there is said to be a demilich who still wards his final haunt. Be warned that tales have it that this being, called Acererak, possesses powers that make him nearly undefeatable! Stories of the tomb spread from distant corners of the world... A wanderer from the distant Shou Empire speaks of strange, leering devil faces carved in dungeon walls that can devour an explorer in an instant, leaving behind not a single trace of the poor soul’s passing. A bald, stern wizard clad in blue robes and speaking with a strange accent tells of a wizard who claimed three powerful weapons from a city on the shores of a lake of unknown depths, who spirited them away to a slumbering volcano and dared adventurers to enter his lair and recover them. A one-eyed dwarf spins tales of a castle that fell into the earth, and whose ruins stand above a subterranean grove dominated by a tree that spawns evil. Acererak challenges any and all who think themselves bold enough to steal his riches and pillage his tomb!
How to prepare
It would be advisable to create your character prior to the adventure due to characters being at a high level and may take some time to create. Creating your character on www.Roll20.net would be the best way to go about it as you would be able to import it into the game. This may take some pre-game tinkering but should not slow things down too much!
What I provide
I will provide the adventure module and host the game on www.Roll20.net. I will also have the handbooks on hand in case any queries about game mechanics come up during our session!
My games are catered to all ages, however, this game in particular is designed with mature players in mind. I like to run a Session 0 where I will encourage the players to discuss relevant themes that may be deemed unsuitable for the group's needs e.g. Harsh language, violence and gore, body horror, phobias etc. If these subjects were preferred to be discussed privately, I would instead provide a consent form that would let the player privately submit their preferences on content they would rather not see featured in the game. If that player would rather talk to me directly in private, that would be perfectly fine too. I handle triggers and inappropriate content with confidentiality and respect towards the player's views and beliefs. If, during the game, a player is uncomfortable with the content they are participating in, I encourage that player to let me know in private so that we can stop the session, take a break and discuss the issue privately. How my players feel during my games is my top priority and if one person is not having fun, I will take the steps necessary to ensure they are heard and ensure the subjects they deemed inappropriate are kept strictly off the table. I take a no-tolerance approach to inter-player conflict. Should one or more players become uncomfortable with each other, I would do my best to resolve the conflict privately and in a healthy manner. Communication is vital during times of player conflict and I do my best to promote this in the game and outside too.
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How will character creation work
This adventure is designed for 10 - 14th level characters. In terms of character creation, I will be available to privately message during the week and will often run a Session 0 where character creation can be done. I am also not opposed to setting aside an hour during the week to discuss character creation in some depth should a player need. I will only charge for the sessions themselves and any extracurricular time spent on the game will be through my own doing. **It will be recommended for this adventure that players have multiple characters prepared - Tomb Of Horrors is a brutal dungeon that offers no quarter to the unprepared!
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: Low
- Puzzles: High
- Experience Level: Advanced
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