Banish any sorrow. There is no life. Only death. Just as there are no gods. Only Vecna! Vecna prevails!”
Again and again, evil has threatened the Forgotten Realms and every time the forces of good have been there to stop it. The factions have risen up, adventuring parties have been gathered together and sent out on campaigns and the day has been saved.
But what if it wasn't? What if instead your adventurers were living in a world where evil had triumphed? One where the Cult of the Dragon had freed Tiamat, the Underdark was overrun by demon lords, the princes of Elemental Evil walked free, the Storm King was dead and the ordning upturned, Baldur's Gate got dragged into Avernus and Icewind Dale was still trapped beneath Auril's ice. And one being pulling all of the strings - the Whispered One, the Maimed Lord, Vecna.
This is the world of the Doomed Forgotten Realms, a dark and exciting new campaign in three parts. We'll start at level 1 with the prologue, Academy of Adventure, and then move into Rise of Vecna, which will take characters from level 3 to 10, and then on to Fall of Vecna which goes right up to level 20. This structure gives several great entry/exit points for the campaign.
There'll be a good mix of social, exploration and combat, with new monsters and magical items and quite a few familiar NPCs. Things will be dark, but there'll be humour too. It'll really suit players well versed in the events of fifth edition, but no previous knowledge is necessary.
Welcome and we hope you enjoy some of our Home Game in the Cloud sessions! We know that sometimes cramming multiple games into a single weekend each month isn't the right choice for every group and every adventure. In order to facilitate more games every month, we're adding some different ways of setting up longer-form adventuring.
For this adventure, you will be purchasing individual game sessions once every other week, with a natural pause between each of the three parts to check scheduling and onboard any new players (with some potential breaks where other events interfere with the schedule). Games will be on Friday at 2:00pm EDT. Each game will cost $25 per player, paid in advance of the start time. For the following session, you'll receive a 72-hour advance window in which to purchase the next game before we open those seats up to the public.
When paying for your first game, please make sure to include your discord username in the pre-order form. Games will be organized on the Baldman Games Community Server on discord, so please make sure to join us there and reach out using the #i-need-help channel where one of our admins can grant you a special role that will give you access to your game channel.