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[LFP][D&D 5e] Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Campaign - Sundays 1:30 PM EDT / 17:30 UTC

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Date: Sundays starting October 6 Time: 1:30 PM EDT / 12:30 PM CDT / 17:30 UTC Length: 4 hour sessions <a href="https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190929T1330&amp;p1=179" rel="nofollow">https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190929T1330&amp;p1=179</a> I am a GM looking to start a group for a Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus campaign. I have GMed thousands of hours of tabletop RPGs in person, online, and at convention. I've recently run successful Tomb of Annihilation and Lost Mine of Phandelver campaigns for 5th Edition on Roll20. The campaign will be run on Roll20, but players will be invited to join D&amp;D Beyond where I have a Master Tier subscription and Legendary Bundle that grants players access to digital versions of every book. It also includes their Character Builder and searchable databases of the spells, items, and monsters. I may need to delay the game a week as needed to attract players. This game will require payment to the Game Master at a rate of $10 via PayPal each session. Roll20 is not responsible for any payment transactions and cannot enforce any private arrangements. Why Join My Campaign? Click here to see pictures from my other campaigns! You should consider my campaign because... Custom handouts - dozens of handouts made in Photoshop and pulled from the web make the experience more immersive. Custom tokens - I make tokens for NPCs in Photoshop and have made over 800 (!) for my various Roll20 campaigns. Copious battlemaps - I love using the best battlemaps I can find for every important encounter. Scenic pictures - I use evocative images for locations whenever they don't need a full battlemap. This helps establish the feel for the place you are visiting. Dynamic lighting - This is one of the best features on Roll20 and I use it extensively. Dungeons come to life as you manage your torches and carefully peak around every corner. I have macros to quickly swap light sources as needed. Watch your step! Music and ambient soundtracks - I provide a mix of musical scores with ambient tracks overlaid. Macros and Scripts - I use a number of macros and scripts to make the experience more streamlined and eliminate some of the tedium. Tracking arrows, spell slots, and concentration saves. I write many macros myself and can help with custom macros if the players need them. D&amp;D Beyond access - You'll get free access to every book on D&amp;D Beyond including their character builder. Background An entire city... gone. The holy city of Elturel sat on a bluff upriver from Baldur's Gate and was home to the blessed followers of Torm, Helm, Tyr, and Amaunator. Mounted paladins of the faith called Hellriders could be seen setting out from the walls to defend the lands of the Sword Coast, while farmers from the outlying Fields of the Dead would bring their harvests in for sale in the city's marketplace. A beautiful garden lay in the center where trysts and song and merriment flourished. From the Dock District in the flatlands with its markets, stockyards, and citizens, to the High District built on rising slopes with cobbled streets and tall houses, to the High Hall itself on the cliff overlooking the river... all gone. Baldur's Gate is now in the throes of a refugee crisis. The Grand Duke was on a diplomatic visit to Elturel when the city disappeared and has not been seen from since. The Flaming Fist is doing all it can to keep the peace (and earn some coin), but terrible cultists have been using the turmoil to enact their own plans. The streets are stained with blood. People are afraid. They mourn the loss of their friends and family. And they're scared of what will come next. Campaign Features The campaign is structured and focuses on combat and exploration but with much role-playing as well, especially in later parts. It begins in Baldur's Gate with the party being drafted by the Flaming Fist and commanded to meet with a captain to receive orders. The Flaming Fist has been having trouble with the cultists lately and are sure to need your help. I'd estimate the campaign to last 9-18 months. My estimate could be off by a fair bit, but I want to give players some idea. For a refresher on D&amp;D 5e, checkout this video series: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoW2CDgztKY&amp;list=" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoW2CDgztKY&amp;list=</a>... The Basic Rules for D&amp;D 5e contain all the rules you need to get started for free: <a href="http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrul" rel="nofollow">http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrul</a>... Read the Introduction and Chapters 7-10 (29 pages in total). Application (4-6 seats total) Please post applications and questions here. 17+ only. Voice with Discord is mandatory. 1) Describe yourself and a bit about your roleplaying experience 2) What do you enjoy most about tabletop RPGs? 3) How did you find my LFG? The directory or the forum? 4) What made you pick my LFG post? 5) Can you commit to a campaign for 9, 14, or even 18 months? 6) Do you accept the payment requirements for this campaign? If you have any questions, comment here or send me a PM. Character Creation Characters start at 1st-level. Point buy, no rolled starting wealth. Homebrew and third party content are allowed subject to GM approval and modification. All official options are available with the following exceptions. There is no PHB+1 rule. Races with flying at level 1 are not allowed (Aarakocra and Winged Tieflings). Yuan-ti Pureblood are not allowed. Multiclassing is subject to GM approval and is discouraged. The following 8 feats are not allowed: Crossbow Expert, Great Weapon Master, Lucky, Polearm Master, Resilient, Sentinel, Sharpshooter, Spell Sniper. I have all the sources on D&amp;D Beyond and can share them with the players. This includes use of the D&amp;D Beyond character builder and the full text of the books. So please get in contact with me after joining the campaign so you can build your character in style! Character Background When creating your character background, you should tie them in to Elturel, or Baldur's Gate, such that you would not want one or both to come to harm. Perhaps you had family in Elturel or grew up there, or your mentor lived there, or your love of Baldur's Gate would spur you to protect it should the need arise. Your character should also be assumed to be a member of an adventuring party along with the other PCs, but if that doesn't work they could find themselves forced into a group by the Flaming Fist and meet for the first time at the start of the campaign. Why paid GMing? 1. Defray the content costs. I use the money to purchase new RPG adventures, source books, supplement, maps, and the like. 2. Prevent flakes. Players (and GMs) are far more likely to show up and be on time if there's payment involved. 3. It takes a lot of extra time to GM. I spend about 1-2 hours per game-hour prepping. Reading the adventure, taking notes, cross-referencing rules, finding and making tokens, finding and making maps, setting them up in Roll20, adding NPCs to Roll20, going over character sheets, and organizing the session all takes a lot of time outside the game. It's part of the hobby, but as I'm having to put in prep time I'd rather not have to spend so much on the content costs too. LFG Listing
1) Describe yourself and a bit about your roleplaying experience I played AD&amp;D 2ED for about 15 years, but have not played for the last 8. I have experience playing multiple characters at once, and have played many different types and classes. I am also comfortable playing male or female roles. I need me some DnD. 2) What do you enjoy most about tabletop RPGs? I love the theater of the mind and being able to do nearly anything I can imagine. Mostly I love the excitement of rolling dice and seeing how things fall. 3) How did you find my LFG? The directory or the forum? I found you through your post on the D&amp;D Plaza Discord 4) What made you pick my LFG post? The pay for option made it feel like more of a commitment for both of us 5) Can you commit to a campaign for 9, 14, or even 18 months? I can, but I am pst so may ask for a little time shifting depending on the length of things.&nbsp; Also interested in how you handle attendance of the party, holidays, etc. 6) Do you accept the payment requirements for this campaign? Yes
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Here's some of my previous work. These are combats from my recent Journey to Ragnarok (5e) campaign. They all include custom tokens accompanied by hand-selected maps to fit the campaign setting (Norse mythology).
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1) Describe yourself and a bit about your roleplaying experience I've been playing rpgs since high school. 3.5 at first, then Pathfinder and 4E for a good while before falling into L5R and sticking there in a living campaign. I tend to find an idea and latch onto what I need to make it work even if the mechanical stats aren't the best. I don't go out of my way for wild concepts but I can sacrifice an extra +1 somewhere to have an engaging character.&nbsp; 2) What do you enjoy most about tabletop RPGs? The unexpected stories that happen during a campaign. Going into a campaign with a general idea for a character arc and watching wrenches get tossed into it.&nbsp; 3) How did you find my LFG? The directory or the forum? The LFG forum 4) What made you pick my LFG post? It's well put together and gives me enough confidence to pay for the game.&nbsp; 5) Can you commit to a campaign for 9, 14, or even 18 months? Yes. I do attend some small conventions regularly but those are months apart.&nbsp; 6) Do you accept the payment requirements for this campaign? Yes.
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1) Describe yourself and a bit about your roleplaying experience Traveling Trainer so always at a different place at a different time. (Will make all sessions) Regarding roleplaying experience, I have about 500 hours on roll 20 primarily on 5e. 2) What do you enjoy most about tabletop RPGs? The adrenaline rush on close calls and building rapport with the rest of the party. 3) How did you find my LFG? The directory or the forum? Roll20 directory 4) What made you pick my LFG post? Looked at your homemade content and that pretty much sold me. 5) Can you commit to a campaign for 9, 14, or even 18 months? Yes 6) Do you accept the payment requirements for this campaign? Yes
1) Describe yourself and a bit about your roleplaying experience. I'm 32, from Florida, and a fan of D&amp;D. I enjoy working with a party of adventurers to solve mysteries, vanquish foes, and grab some cool loot. I have played D&amp;D 5th edition for 2 years. One year as a player and one as a DM. Most of my D&amp;D experience has been face to face tabletop gaming and a few months on the virtual space with roll20. So, i'm still a peasant when it comes to playing online but, I am a fast and dedicated learner.&nbsp;&nbsp; 2) What do you enjoy most about tabletop RPGs? I really enjoy creating memorable moments, the social aspect of connecting with other D&amp;D nerds, and the sense of accomplishment finishing a campaign.Since I've been playing a few months on roll20, I have really enjoyed the combat system put in place. The rolling system is fun to use and combat is more streamlined and like a video game.&nbsp; 3) How did you find my LFG? The directory or the forum? The roll20 Forum under the LFG section 4) What made you pick my LFG post? Your post was well thought out and I can tell effort was put forth. Also you showing your DM "Resume" was an added bonus. Plus, I agree with the pay to play model because invested players and DM's are more accountable for showing up to sessions.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 5) Can you commit to a campaign for 9, 14, or even 18 months? Yes 6) Do you accept the payment requirements for this campaign? Yes Question: Will the sessions be on a weekly basis or bi-weekly basis?
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I've sent out invitations to people. Still looking for 1-2 more players! Christopher B. said: Question: Will the sessions be on a weekly basis or bi-weekly basis? The game is weekly.
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I've just finished the landing page. If you've not submitted an application yet, there's still room to pen your name in!
1) Describe yourself and a bit about your roleplaying experience I'm 32 and work in tech. I played DnD in middle school but stopped when my family moved and I didn't know anyone that played. Picked the game up 2 years ago when I was invited to a local group by a friend. Now I've moved again for work and I'm looking for a group to play with online.&nbsp; 2) What do you enjoy most about tabletop RPGs? I like getting into the game and feeling like I'm part of a world where I share a story with other players. I like getting to know other players and their backstories. I play a lot of RPG video games and the immersion that DnD has is what they're all missing.&nbsp; 3) How did you find my LFG? The directory or the forum? Found on the forum.&nbsp; 4) What made you pick my LFG post? Not gonna lie. Kind of a spray and pray tactic to find a group to play with and hope something sticks. Your post is of a much higher quality than others and it seems like you'd have well thought out and fun games.&nbsp;&nbsp; 5) Can you commit to a campaign for 9, 14, or even 18 months? Yes 6) Do you accept the payment requirements for this campaign? Yes