Vaesen – The Dance of Dreams
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About the adventure
"A shadow play of horror, murder, and revenge!" In this adventure for Free League's Nordic horror role-playing game Vaesen. you'll play as "Thursday's Children", those with the ability to see the strange supernatural creatures of "the mythic north". In particular, you'll be investigators sent to uncover the peculiar happenings at a small, ramshackle inn with a dark secret buried in its past.... If you've never played Vaesen and want to give it a try, this is a perfect first adventure. It's the default starting adventure included in the Vaesen rulebook (edited a little for time). It's dark, suspenseful, and a good mix of human drama and supernatural mystery. The rules are relatively simple, and you don't need any experience to play. I'll also have pre-made characters for everyone. (Please get in touch beforehand if you'd prefer to make your own.) The original version of the adventure can be quite grim. CW for death and mention of abuse. I'll check in with your group and ask for your preferences before running the game, but for the sake of caution I lean towards running it with a slightly softer tone than the original.
How to prepare
Please make sure to sign up to Discord if you don't already have it, and share your Discord username with me. If you don't want to use a virtual dice roller, then make sure to have several six-sided dice available. I'll trust players who want to to roll physical dice at their own table to be honest about the result. You should need 6-10 six-sided dice to play. If you don't have physical dice, a digital die-roller will be available. You don't need to own a copy of Vaesen. This is a perfect way to try out the game for the first time!
What I provide
As well as premade character sheets I'll have some simple (digital) handouts, and a short guide to the rules.
This is a character driven mystery. A large part of the game will be investigating and solving that mystery. How you go about it will be up to you, but (while there's opportunity for combat) you'll find it easiest to act cautiously, think through problems, and talk your way out of confrontations with most NPCs.
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How will character creation work
I'll have some pre-made characters for you to choose from. If you own a copy of Vaesen and want to make your own characters, please reach out to me in advance to arrange this.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: None
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