Tyranny of Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on D&D Beyond, Discord, Foundry VTT
Price per player-session
About the adventure
Tensions rise on the Sword Coast. For many years, Cults have moved in the darkness, mostly keeping out of the way of the commonfolk. But no longer. Dragons have been seen moving down from their mountain lairs and are beginning to attack towns and villages, seemingly at random. The call has gone out to any and all adventurers, or would be Dragon Hunters, to unravel the schemes of whoever is behind this and maybe cut a few of the winged beasts down to size along the way. Whatever it is you find, one thing is certain. This will be one hell of a ride! Tyranny of Dragons is a truly epic adventure, both in content and scale. The quest spans two adventure books, 'Hoard of the Dragon Queen' and 'Rise of Tiamat'. Combined these adventures will take you from level 1 to 15 and beyond. Despite the rather obvious selling point of getting to face off against a horde of Fire-breathing, flying death lizards, the true core of the Adventure is unraveling the mysteries at the heart the Sword Coast. There are many moving parts, both in view and hidden behind the scenes, ensuring you are always kept on your toes, not quite sure what to expect next. You will accrue a lot of power very quickly as you travel through the Forgotten Realms, but make no mistake, you will need each and every ounce of it if you're going to survive. Personally, the draw of this adventure for me is the scale of it. In my eyes, Tyranny of the Dragons should be exactly what you think of when you think of DnD. There's plenty of Dungeons and Dragons both, all wrapped up in a Realm spanning mystery, defended by ancient and powerful foes. But, as with all games at my table, your character's personal stories will truly take center stage, as well as the legends you and your companions forge together. So whether you're new to DnD, or looking to get into a classic adventure, this may just be the game for you.
How to prepare
There are only three mandatory elements at my table, a Discord Account (And preferably installed onto your PC, though you are welcome to use the browser extension) as I run all of my games through there, a DnDBeyond account and a working Microphone. From there, I use Foundry Vtt to run all my combat encounters, which is free for players to use in Browser. I am happy to use webcams as well, but I understand not every group is comfortable using them. This is something that can be discussed in session 0. While knowing the rules ahead of time will certainly make my job much easier, it is not essential, as one of the best ways to learn DnD is by doing.
What I provide
I design all of the maps we will use in game myself, either from scratch or based on the dungeon designs from the various DnD Adventure books. This way, I can ensure they are exactly what I want them to be every time. I also have access to all official content via DnDBeyond, which I will share with the group at the start of Session 0.
Games at my table often include descriptions of graphic violence, swearing and other such adult themes. As part of every game I run, I ask my players to fill in an anonymous tabletop safety form (See below), as well as facilitating a free session 0 to discuss the results from the form as well as discuss any further topics raised by the form or the players themselves. I also run a 'Red Card Rule' at my table, in that any participant can call 'Red Card' at any time for any reason, and everyone will step away to talk about whats occurred, sort out the best way we can move forward, and go from there. Finally, I am open to be contacted on my Discord both in and outside of scheduled games to answer any questions or problems you may have. Tabletop Safety Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX0MXk9qsQ3mnvwjYGN3tbEnux8Nj54jlktGRX5JJ-P3ez4Q/viewform Doily the DM Discord: DoilytheDM#5045
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Luxton Technique
- Monte Cook RPG Consent Checklist
- Open Door
- Session 0
How will character creation work
This game will start at level 1 and go up to level 8 following the 'Hoard of the Dragon Queen' book as a guide, though I am open to continuing on to 'Rise of Tiamat' if there is enough interest, which continues on to level 15 and beyond. Character creation will begin during and after session 0. This allows me to explain and confirm any homebrew rules we will use at the table, as well as give a more detailed idea of the setting and themes with everyone, before anyone begins making their characters. This also allows me to help anyone who needs it for character creation while I am there. I will then give everyone a week (or two as needed/discussed) to finalize their characters. Over this time, I will be available via my Discord for anyone who needs additional assistance/has backstory queries. Once everyone is happy and set, we'll dive in with Session 1!
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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