Waterdeep Underground on Foundry VTT + Discord
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Foundry VTT, Discord
Price per player-session
About the adventure
Welcome to Waterdeep, City of Splendors. City of Intrigue. Here, rival criminal organizations compete for control of the underground while legitimate political factions vie to influence the direction of the various branches of Waterdeep’s government through backroom deals . The nobility of the city pull subtle social strings while attending fashionable parties in elaborate attire while artisans vie to attract their patronage with ever more elaborate offerings. This adventure will contain elements of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Waterdeep: Dungeons of the Mad Mage with Skullport Swindle and various material from other sources including homebrewed content chosen to appeal specifically to the strengths, weaknesses, goals, and fears of your character and those of their companions. In Waterdeep, you will have the opportunity to interact with factions; join them to help them accomplish their goals or work against them, start a business, invest in a shipping empire- or not, own a home, rent a room or sleep where you land. Get to know your neighbors, have parties and rivalries, influence the government, aid or circumvent the city Watch to solve mysteries or commit crimes, maybe get arrested and face justice, or break out. You can also bet on your life as you explore the legendary Undermountain or visit the infamous Skullport, a city beneath the city. Maybe you’ll feel more at home there than in the fashionable neighborhoods of Waterdeep. You will begin with your level 1 character, created at DnDBeyond.com using Standard Array. We will tweak your character’s belongings and wealth as we discuss your character’s background. Together, we will explore your character’s history, relationships, and goals (along with their ideals, bonds, and flaws) in order to create an environment that will challenge and delight them. If you are looking for a roleplay-heavy campaign with lots of opportunities for creativity, this might be the one for you. We will have a private discord channel for voice communication in-game and to keep in touch via text between games. I will also provide you with several documents outlining my table rules, homebrew rules regarding tool proficiencies, and game notes (Links to Google Docs). Rules and Reminders All of my games are Safe for Work and PG-13. Keep your language respectful. Teens under 18 are permitted only if their parents are also present. Otherwise, you must be 18 to play. My games are LGBTQ+ and POC inclusive. You and your fellow players are expected to cooperate and check in with each other to make sure everyone is having a good time and playing the game they want to play. Sexual assault and graphic sexual roleplay are not permitted. Light romance and flirting are okay. I start my games on time. If you are late, you are responsible for easing into the action with as little disruption as possible when you arrive. If you need to miss a session, please let me know as soon as you know so that I can plan accordingly. If you do not wish to be charged for the missed session, you must skip it via startplaying.games at least 24 hours in advance.
How to prepare
This game will be played on Foundry VTT and Discord. You will need a microphone but a camera is optional. Foundry VTT works on most operating systems with a modern web browser. It does not work on Safari. A minimum screen resolution 1366x768 will provide the best experience. You may use the Beyond20 Chrome extension if you like, but it is not necessary. I will send you a link to my Discord server so you and your fellow players can get to know each other. You may use your own dice if you like or the provided virtual dice rollers.
What I provide
Everything necessary for the campaign will be provided including the virtual tabletop, books on DnDBeyond, homebrew notes in the form of Google Docs and lore summaries that you may find useful. We will use my Discord server for communication during gameplay and we will have In character and Out of Character text chat available on Discord between sessions.
We will discuss our boundaries at Session 0 and revisit them throughout the campaign to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe experience. All of my games are strictly PG13 or less and I do not permit roleplay of rape, child abuse or detailed sexual encounters. I utilize the X card. Trigger Warnings In this game, you may find the following themes. Please let me know if any of these will ruin your game. We will go over these in more detail and discuss safety tools at Session 0 Character death, change in ability scores Speciesism/racism. Danger to children, homeless children, orphanages Danger and death of animals, including your character’s pets/companion animals and mounts. Possession by another being, loss of agency, being moved from one place to another without warning Classism and poverty, the powerful mistreating the less powerful. Murder, assassination, explosions, poison, and other forms of violence. Drowning Your equipment may be lost or destroyed at some point. Being trapped or lost underground, in the dark, suffocating, getting crushed. Swarms of creatures like rats, insects, bats, snakes, etc. Alcohol, drugs, intoxicating substances, intoxication Waterdeep has a red light district, dance halls, boudoirs, and brothels. We can leave these out. Your character can be arrested and imprisoned and, in extreme cases, executed. (As per Waterdeep’s Code Legal) Your character might be betrayed and/or embarrassed. Secrets will be kept from your character. This game will have certain amounts of gore. We will decide at Session 0 how much gore we are all comfortable with.
Safety tools used
How will character creation work
Your characters can be created on DnDBeyond prior to the start of the game. You will be able to discuss your character choices in Discord and we will review characters and flesh out backstories together at session 0. All standard, official races, and classes from the Forgotten Realms setting are accepted- no optional features, no custom lineages, no homebrew, no U/A. Your character must make sense in the setting. Waterdeep is very cosmopolitan and a port city so there are folks of all stripes. I will provide you with access to the Discord server as soon as you sign up so we can begin discussing these things right away.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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