The Wild Beyond The Witchlight, The Game, One Shot Free

The Wild Beyond The Witchlight, The Game, One Shot Free

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Roll20, Discord

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  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Once every eight years the Witchlight Carnival touches down. You all remember visiting the Carnival as children with a toy or other token and a dream. Of course, they did not tell you what you would lose. Now it is returning and you have all gathered in the hopes of getting back what was taken. You have one shot playing in their games to win back what was taken. It won't be easy the competitors are fey, and beast and terrible traps, oh my. This magical carnival is staffed by fey beings with powerful magics. Wits will win you more often than swords. Can you discover the secrets of the Witchlight Carnival? Play to find out. This is a one-shot adventure. This dark fantasy adventure takes the adventurers into the edges of the feywild. Because of the power of the fey creatures in their own domain wits and roleplaying will serve as much as the sword. There will be a mix of combat, roleplaying, and social interaction. Although it is dark fantasy it is not grimdark, more like Alice in Wonderland than Pan's Labyrinth. I run games that flow with the player's actions. The adventure will adapt to the direction you want to take it. So no railroading nor handholding. Your actions are your own and no two sessions will ever be the same. I love to watch players outsmart and out-fight the challenges I put in your path. My games are inclusive. Everyone is welcome. Let me know if there are pronouns you want me to use or other considerations. In this vein, if there are topics you want to avoid let me know. Out the gate, there will be no sexual content in the game. Forced or otherwise. Consensual acts are fade to black but I will be focusing on the theme of lost things and outsmarting the powerful. Also, gratuitous torture and the like will be avoided. So what can you expect from me? You can expect me to bring the voices and as much acting as I can to the beings of the fey wild. Giving you room to fail and recover if you are quick and smart or can roleplay your way out. Unoptimized builds are fine. The freedom to play pretty much whatever you want using the official rules. Not going to use homebrew but if you want to play something out of the ordinary I will work it out with you.

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Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need a mic, A discord account. I will add you to the server. I use this for voice and to post notes. A roll20 account for the maps, tokens, rolling dice and the rest. A dndbeyond account (I will give access to all books so just the basic is fine) This is for your character *optional: if you want to custom make a character token try If you don't have access to token making send me the shared link to the model and I can create it.

What I provide

Access to all of the D&D books for you to work from for your characters. Ability to create custom tokens through heroforge or to send me an image of your character that I can turn into a token

Gameplay details

While the adventure contains typical action and adventure there is a way to use wits to best some of the fey creatures. So not all encounters will mean combat. Some enemies will be more powerful than the party. So diving into every encounter with swords drawn expecting to win easily could end with the party losing. Wits and sizing encounters are important. Trigger warnings: There are aspects that involve fey making deals with children to take advantage of them but will not be the focus of this adventure. But it is something that may show up in the background of a scene. There are rules that fey live by such as the Rule of Reciprocity which could be troubling to some people who have to take a gift and are obligated to return one. Combined with the Rule of Hospitality means that players may find themselves cornered into making bargains for their character's lives, souls, or essential aspects. especially in situations previously mentioned about combat not getting you out of it and only making the situation worse. I understand that player consent is essential to a safe and fun experience. I plan to talk with all of you before the session to make sure we are all on the same page about what to expect and to tailor events to match the expectations and requirements of each player. SAFETY TOOLS I’d like your help. Your help to make this game fun for everyone. If anything makes anyone uncomfortable in any way… Just message me directly on discord with an "X". This is called an X-Card (in person games it is an actual card but for online play just drop an X)You don’t have to explain why. It doesn't matter why. When we lift or tap or message this "X", we simply edit out anything X-Carded. And if there is ever an issue, anyone can call for a break and we can talk privately. I know it sounds funny but it will help us play amazing games together and usually, I’m the one who uses the X-card to help take care of myself. Please help make this game fun for everyone. Thank you! You can learn more about X-cards here:

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How will character creation work

Character creation will happen before the first session. I will walk you through it if needed and also help set up tokens and access to various sites used in the game. Level: 3. Attributes: Standard stat array: 15,14,13,12,10,8 assigned as you like. HP: Max 1st level, every level after you get half the hit die plus 1 in HP. (dndbeyond calculates this automatically) Races: all of the official races plus the two new ones from this adventure (once accepted I will add you to the dndbeyond campaign where you can make a character and have access to all of the sourcebooks. Classes: All official classes are available. Alternate character options are allowed. Background: A sentence or two is fine. Think of what they stole from you. Your smile, a few inches of height, some aspect of you was taken and put into a token or toy you brought with you to give them. They fulfilled some dream you had as a child but it didn't turn out the way you wanted. So something dear to you was taken by them. what was it?

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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