The World of Midgard The age of heroes is dead, and the bridge to glory is broken— Bifrost fell long ago. The world is lost in an age of war, of dark wilderness and lost empires sunk beneath the waves. Only magic and the warmth of hope keeps lights aglow when dread things prowl and the priestly wardings shake, bent by hideous demonic rage. In this dark time, new heroes must arise to claim the crowns of Midgard, and restore the jewels to her scattered thrones. New heroes must lead a return to glory!  The campaign will be held in the Midgard setting by  Kobold Press  with homebrew modifications to the politics and magic set in the world. Chaos in the world The midgard setting was originally created with ley lines which are the source of different types of magic which, though invisible to normal sight, allowed spellcasters (both divine and arcane) to empower their spells....  cough or kill themselves. However, in this campaign, something or  someone  has caused the ley lines to burnout and thus created chaos amongst the world. The different elements such as fire, ice, air, etc. have been set loose in the atmosphere and created massive dangerous chaos storms all over Midgard. As a result, the gearforged and all the clockwork magic has ceased to function throughout the world. New ways to create magic items In this campaign, you have control over your magic items. You will not find a  shiny +1 shortsword that once belonged to a kobold king , but instead you will find fragments or shards of different elements which you can then use to  augment your spells, create a new spell or even enchant your equipment!  You tell me what you would like to attempt with shard or fragment, and then the rolls will decide what happens! The only limit is your  creativity ! Nevertheless, there are still ancient relics that hold power beyond the understanding of even the oldest wizards and shamans. New ways to use your weapons Sometimes, the combat rules in 5e are so simple that players don't get as much control over their weapons as they would like to. You want to do a  special  attack?  Well, you're going to have to pick this feat, or this feat...  As an addition to the combat system, every weapon gets two new special strikes using the  Beyond Damage Dice  pdf by  Kobold Press . Exemple:  - Greatsword, Arcing Slash.  When you attack with a greatsword, you may choose to target two creatures within your reach with a single attack. This attack uses the same attack roll for both targets and deals slashing damage equal to 1d6 plus your strength modifier to each target. New races Midgard is home to various races that aren't available in a normal d&d 5e game set in the forgotten realms setting. This is your chance to explore the kingdoms as a  centaur , or perhaps a  trollkin  or even a  ravenfolk ! This new world lets your pick one of the following new races amongst all the others published by WOTC (with my approval): - Alseid - Centaur - Dragonkin - Ghoul - Kobold - Minotaur - Ravenfolk - Shadow fey - Trollkin A new system based on reputation The Midgard setting also introduces a new optional rule which we will be using in this campaign: the  status  rule. Your actions have consequences and are reflected on your status number which helps to determine your reputation and your influence in certain areas. The Midgard world is very vast and each of the seven kingdoms have a different view on status. A certain city may have fought through slavery and have had all the nobles thrown out and as a result, those who are more wealthy will be frown upon or even kept from entering the city. In other places, such as in the Northlands, honor means  everything . Rules Most rules are RAW aside from the homebrew enchanting system with shards. There is also one special rule to keep things realistic when it comes to deaths. We will be using Critical Role's resurrection rules found  here  and the 3-strike rule where if you go down 3 times in a same fight, you are considered dead. As for character creation, these will be the guidelines: - Characters will start at level 6 - Stats will be rolled (won't be lower than a standard 27-point buy) - Starting equipment is your class and background's equipment - You also get to roll your starting gold for your class - Status will be rolled as 1d6 + 1 (before class and race adjustments) - Extras (surrrrprise!) Additional info & applications  This is a  weekly  game. The  game is held on Fridays at 8PM EST and lasts 3-5hours. We are looking for an additional player or two who will fit with the rest of the group. We have put the game on hold for the Summer and will be restarting on August 24th , but have lost a player during that time. It's not an easy campaign, the fights are hard and not all of them are meant to be won. The players are currently in the Western Wastes which is a terrible place filled with demons, devils and other big meanies so there are some sessions where the only roleplay will be between you guys as you will not encounter friendly humanoids. We swear a lot. We diss each other a lot. We joke around a lot. We try to make this a group of friends who play DnD together (some of us have been playing together for over a year). If you're easily offended, this is not the group for you. If you are interested, please send me a private message or post  here  (game listing) with the following format: - Name: - Age:  - Timezone: - Roleplay experience: - A bit about yourself: If you have any  questions  or simply wish to talk, feel free to send me a message.