ALRIGHT KIDS, semi-professional DM here with a question for the Strats community:
Ya’ll wanna roll some dice?
DMing tabletop games has become my passion over the last couple of years, as it gives me a chance to flex all the things I went to school for (thank you, otherwise-useless-liberal-arts-degree.)
I’d like to run a game for Strats!
This would be a casual, lighthearted game that involved three to four short, two hour sessions over the course of a single “arc” to test the waters. I’d have spots for up to five players for this opening game, which would be scheduled according to who’s available when.
The set up reads thus:
You’re in a tavern. Of course you’re in a tavern; it’s where anyone who isn’t in their element ends up, because a good drink is an element common to most people. You are, in all likelihood, out of your element, because you’re in a smallish trading post-nee-fishing village called Koi. The village is at the foot of the Gaius Cliffs, along a strand of coastline mostly made of sand and other, even smaller fishing villages. Koi rests near the mouth of the only safe path up the cliffside, so by dint of its location it’s become a popular trading spot for people who want seafood, pearls, and other bounties of the deep.
The bartender is a staunch fellow with a thick, dark head of hair and a full beard. He’s nice enough, refilling your drinks at your request, but otherwise he seems unhurried to engage in conversation.
It is at this point that the comfortable little scene quite literally comes apart.
The awful, cracking groan of a roof coming free from the structure beneath it dwarfs all other sound for an agonizing instant before a huge green maw pokes its way into the newly created opening. Acrid smoke billows from its nostrils; scaly lips pull back to reveal rows upon rows of gleaming teeth. Just beyond, two huge yellow eyes narrow into an analyzing, cunning stare before widening again.
‘Oh!’ says the dragon, its voice rumbling through the halved tavern. ‘Adventurers! Just who I was looking for.’
We’ll be using basic rules from DnDBeyond.com to create characters both to keep things simple for newbies and to keep things controllable for the DM. A couple of things to keep in mind if you’re interested:
This is going to be a lighthearted, silly game run over Discord using Roll20. You’re not remotely required to bring a character voice, or even necessarily roleplay more than you’re comfortable with - simply telling me what your character does and/or says instead of acting it out is completely fine.
Typically I’m not a stickler for attendance to games but since this is such a short, focused thing, you’ll miss a lot if you miss a session. That’s not say you’re kicked out or that there’s any major consequence beyond that - it’s literally just that you’d miss a large chunk of the story. If this grows to a bigger game, that won’t be as much of an issue.
Adventures will be recorded in story form and posted in this thread for everyone to see what havoc you wreak.
Shoot me a message on here, bug me in the Strats discord (I’m Chez Dispenser) or post in this thread if you’d like to try this out with me!