Trouble In The Dales (Live Text)
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Tabletop Simulator, Theater of the Mind
About the adventure
Welcome ! This is a world-wide campaign involving the official setting of the Forgotten Realms starting in the year 1483 DR, but with some substantial changes to the canon events and timeline. Your group will eventually come to play a part in foiling a global conspiracy, by ferreting out the forces at play behind a series of disturbing events cropping up all over the known kingdoms. = IMPORTANT NOTE = The sessions will be played on Discord in REAL TIME (count about 2-and-a-half to 3 hours per session) but we will use the WRITTEN form through Live Text Chat, both for descriptions and player's actions (so no audio / VC, except for optional music - see below). I normally use simple screenshots from Tabletop Simulator for tactical maps and/or handouts, as well as other visual supports (including illustrations for NPCs, magic items etc) as well as various soundtracks for a more immersive experience.
How to prepare
You'll need a decent connection to internet and access to Discord. We use dice bots but if you prefer to roll your own dice IRL that can be discussed (just don't cheat, ok ? that's just plain lame...).
What I provide
I am happy to help you with your characters' portraits (I have a vast collection available), I also will provide battlemaps, general area / dungeon maps, NPC portraits, background illustrations, even special items' depictions... basically anything that can make the campaign world as real and complete as possible, and help the players visualize the situations they're in, both in and out of combat. Atmospheric sounds and/or music will also be integrated in the sessions.
We will be playing in real time but using the written word, which means you will be expected to pay attention and read the description of the action (both from the DM and other players), but also be patient when others are typing. No great skills at writing are needed, just let your imagination flow and don't feel self-conscious about your style, spelling etc... the main thing is to have fun ! SAFETY TOOLS & CONTENT WARNINGS: - Session Zero with LINES & VEILS will be implemented. - warnings include: vivid descriptions of physical wounds, maiming, barbaric behavior and wanton destruction by the encroaching hordes of invaders.
Safety tools used
How will character creation work
- Characters are currently at level 4, level up through Milestone system. - Stats: Roll 4d6 choose highest 3 or 27-points buy or Standard Array. - Races and Classes allowed: almost anything from the PHB (see exceptions and notes below). - I normally use DnDBeyond for character creation but you can take any method or platform of your choice, as long as it's 5e compatible. IMPORTANT NOTE !!! no Dragonborns, Aasimar, or anything from the Eberron setting at campaign start. Tieflings exist but are exceedingly rare and feared. (Ideas for homebrew races and classes can be discussed with the DM. Monstrous humanoid races, Dragonborns, Aasimars and more might be integrated later in the campaign, as game world events unfold.)
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: None
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