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The Ancient City - A D&D Adventure

Playing D&D 5E
Next Game Will Be 1666148400
Total Players Needed 8
Game Type Role Playing Game
Frequency Played Weekly
Audio / Visual Voice only
Primary Language English
New Players are Welcome Yes
Mature Content(18+) No
Pay to Play i $16/player per session, before session begins
Pick Up Game i No
  ### ::WHO::

About the DM: I go by exhumator professionally. The story is ultimately my main interest in TTRPGs, so most often I take a more rules-light approach to GM'ing, going for narration over mechanics when I see fit. My preferred style of game-running is Theatre of the Mind with a focus on collaborative narration, with an emphasis on a loose, low-pressure, comedic playing atmosphere.


There are no requirements on familiarity with any of the systems used. There is a requirement that you be comfortable with making up a story and character, sharing ideas and improvising collaboratively, and having some experience with roleplaying is always good.

  • As I am a storyteller, the rule of cool applies here. If it's cool, cinematic and epic chances are I will allow it. I adhere to the spirit of the law insofar as it keeps the story good - but some rules are meant to be broken. I routinely (in my own play) ignore rules in favor of story and thematic penalties I didn't technically need to take if it makes for more engaging story-writing down the line.

And because I want there to be no miscommunication:

  • Sexist, racist, or otherwise offensive remarks and opinions being espoused, or offensive behavior towards other players at any point will result in ejection.
  • Murder hobo'ing, meta-gaming, and being overly vulgar just for the heck of it, are all big no-no's.
  • More generally, don't be a creep. Act responsibly.
  • If I, in any capacity, ever offend or make anyone uncomfortable, or don't handle an issue that arises in a way that you feel encourages your continued participation please let me know.

And then, of course, I want us to all get along. Hopefully, we will, but no way to know until we've met!

The CAMPAIGN Premise ::


Setting: Vega - a high-fantasy homebrew setting. Three major factions vye for control of the mainland to expand their power, while normal folk just try to get through their day-to-day.

Premise: The Ancient City

Our civilization is beyond collapse. There are so few of us left now. The City of Sorrow, Citadelle, sits in desolation, a shadow of its former glory. The citizens are suffering without respite, but the rest of the lands refuse to render aid, fearing a mysterious affliction that has spread throughout the populace, a slow mineralization of the body causing a slow and grueling death. A cursed sword, a gift, foolishly accepted by the King by leave of unholy visitors has ruined us. A legion of soldiers, led by the hero, Miria, sought to return the sword to the underground city of Amorium. There’s been no word of their fate. The sword has returned to the King.

ϟ ღ:: # of Players: 4-5 total Game Length: 3 Hours

::Payment and Scheduling::

The Session Zero of the campaign is completely free and will go over the world setting, any questions about the game itself, character creation, and other campaign related errata. Some or all of the Session Zero might be done via text chat over Discord/Slack/Hangouts, etc. depending on player preferences and availability.

The first session of the game is to be paid at the end of the session if you enjoyed the start of the game and intend to continue playing. Payment can be done through Paypal or Zelle.

Subsequent games must be paid up-front within 24-hours of the game's start. We run games on a Three-strikes policy: if you refuse to or fail to pay in advance of a session, your character will be NPC'd for a maximum of three sessions and then will be removed from the story.

If you need to miss a session for whatever reason and give forewarning, you will not incur strikes and can resume play again at your earliest convenience.

The scheduled time is not approximate. If the assembled group has a preference for another time and day collectively, something can be worked out from my end as I have a fairly open work schedule. Bi-Weekly games are also an option!

Want to join this game? Make a post in the discussion forum below and let the GM know!

2 Players (6 Open Slots)

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