Dungeons and Dragons 5e: Death House

Facilitator: 
Eva Gregory

Aaaawwooooooooo

Was that..? Shit, a wolf’s howl. You hear another, and another joins them. You shiver drawing your cloak tighter. Wolves don’t come this far down the mountain, especially not where there are campfires burning. You hope.

Thick fog rolls over your campsite. Thick enough to obscure your fire. You can’t even see your hand in front of your face!

Aaaaaawwwooooooooo

Closer this time. You stand, hand on your weapon, ready.

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This is a modified version of Death House, the 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons Curse of Strahd introductory adventure.

“It’s like a horror movie, but with swords and armour!”

- Cooperative gothic-horror fantasy game, in the classic D&D Ravenloft setting
- No previous D&D knowledge required
- Even balance between role-play and combat
- Pre-generated characters provided, and we’ll spend a little time personalising them
- Some dark themes: 16+ only, and using red/yellow card system for limits, triggers and no-go areas.

Welfare notes:
- Death House is a Gothic Horror (fantasy) story set in the vampire-ruled land of Barovia and as such has many difficult and dark themes. Themes in this game include: violence (non-sexual), neglect, death, madness, the occult.
- There will be no ‘on-screen’ or explicit sexual violence, child abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia and the same will not be tolerated from players.
- Please let me know any limits, triggers or no-go areas beforehand by PM, or chat to me on the day.
- We will employ a Red Card/Yellow Card system *during* gameplay, which will be discussed before game start. To use a yellow or red card, just say “yellow/red card”. You do not need to explain why (though you can if you want).

  • “Yellow Card” this is when the roleplay is approaching your limit. This could mean “I’m fine with what we’re talking about right now, but I don’t want it to go further”. It could mean “I’m only happy to proceed if we first discuss how far this scene is going to go”
  • “Red Card” means “stop immediately” or “I am not comfortable” and the scene will be stopped of changed immediately. No explanation is required.
System: 
Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition
System Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Number of Players: 
3-5
Genre: 
Fantasy gothic horror
Genre Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Role-playing Knowledge: 
Preferred
Style: 
Story-driven
Age / Maturity: 
16+
Classification: 
M
Scored: 
Y