CreativeRogues Discord Server Coming Soon!
(Announcement + Q&A)
Yep, this is happening, I guess?
A CreativeRogues D&D Server is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while as I’ve been getting more and more comfortable running D&D Online through Discord.
I’ve always wanted to interact as much as I can with the Community, and I think this is the logical next step for us!
Now of course people will have questions, and I’ll try to answer all of them here, but if I don’t answer your question specifically, please leave a Comment or Reblog with @creativerogues so I’ll see it and try to answer it!
What to Expect…
They’ll be a General Chat Room for the Community to hang out in and message or talk to each other, as well as specific Rooms dedicated to things like easy Character Creation, and a DM Writer’s Room where DMs can share their ideas and get help from other DMs to create an even richer experience and create even better stories with help from the Community!
Games will be ran on a Schedule (To Be Determined!) and will run as often as possible, since life can get in the way sometimes…
We’re also planning to make Rooms dedicated to the different Tiers of play, so you don’t have to play a Character from Level 1 all the way to Level 20, simply tell us what kinda Game you’re looking for!
So how will this work?
You can join the server as a Casual, a Player or a DM.
If you feel like you wanna play in a Game or DM a Game, simply put the word out and we’ll do our best to make a Game available for you!
Depending on my availability, I’ll be running Games for people in the Community that want to play, putting together groups of like-minded Players and setting up Campaigns: Some Campaigns may only be a Oneshot or a Short Adventure, some may span weeks or even months if the Players truly do want that.
But they’ll be more than just me there, they’ll be other fantastic DMs out there willing to run Oneshots, Short Adventures or even a whole Campaign for members of the Community, but we ask that you please be patient while we sort out the kinks!
What “Setting” are we playing in?
Well that’s up to you!
You can play in an Official Setting such as Forgotten Realms or Eberron, or if you’re a DM you can set up a group within your own homebrew setting, or you can work with other DMs in the Community to make an inter-connected world spanning multiple campaigns and adventures, the possibilities are endless!
What “Edition” are we playing in?
It’ll almost certainly always be 5th Edition unless an overwhelming number of people request for games in other Editions.
How do I join?
We’ll be putting out an invite to a few close and long-time members of the Community first to test things out, but once everything is set up, simply send a Message asking to join and boom!
Now for the “Fun” Part!
If you want to play a Game, you’ll need to know how I run my own Games!
Now I’m no Big Time Online Dungeon Master, but I do have a way of doing things that tries to get you from starting as a Player to actually playing in a Game as quickly as possible.
Below I’ve put a big ol’ (and somewhat intimidating, I will admit) Template for a wannabe Player to fill in the blanks, hopefully making the process quick and easy for a DM to pick your Character up and plop them into a Game as quickly as possible.
- Discord Name: We’ll need this for Reference.
Character Name: What’s your Character called, or what Name(s) do they go by?
Race: What Race is your Character?
Sub-Race: If your Character’s chosen Race has multiple Sub-races, which one are they?
Class: What Class is your Character? What kind of role do you want them to play?
Subclass: What Archetype is your Character?
Background: What did your Character do before they became an Adventurer?
Origin: What Environment was your Character born or raised in?
Alignment: What Alignment is your Character?
Equipment: What Equipment does your Character want or have on their person?
Appearance: What does your Character look like physically? What colour eyes do they have? Is their hair short or long, curly or wavy, and what colour is it? All these things and more…
Outfit: What is your Character most commonly seen wearing?
Age: How old is your Character? (Minimum Age is 18)
Build (Height & Weight): Is your Character short, stocky, tall, slim or something in between?
Distinguishing Marks: What’s the first thing someone notices about your Character? A scar? A tattoo? A piercing or item of clothing they always wear?
Backstory: Whether tragic or happy, this describes the important events in your Character’s life before the real adventures begin!
Character Goal: What does your Character want to achieve before the end of the Game? Do they want to be a Ruler? Or become an Archmage? Maybe they just want to reunite with lost loved ones? That’s up to you!
You may notice some things that aren’t on your standard Character Sheet, such as Origin or Distinguishing Marks:
Origin is the Environment that your Character was born and raised in, and I’ll provide a list of examples below:
Arctic: A snowy Tundra or Frozen Wasteland.
Coastal: Port Towns, Beaches, Seaside Cities, Etc.
Desert: Sand Dunes, Dry Hot Wastelands, Etc.
Green-lands: Forests, Grasslands, Hills, Swamps, Jungles, Etc.
Mountains: Mountains, Volcanoes, Valleys, Cliff-side Cities, Etc.
Urban: An In-Land City, Trade Centre, Capitol City, Etc.
Otherworldly: Another Plane of Existence, such as the Feywild, Shadowfell, Elemental Planes, etc.
Other: Anywhere that does not fit into the other Environments. (Maybe your Character lives in a series of Underwater Caverns, or on a Floating City, or maybe they were born and raised on a Sailing Ship, all good examples.)
This lets Myself and other DMs place your Character in an appropriate part of the World!
In addition to all the Character Creation Stuff going on for when Games are up and running, we’ll need to know a bit more about you!
What kinda games do you like? Do you like disabling traps and solving puzzles? Do you like exploring the world and role-playing? Or do you prefer combat and fighting monsters?
The objective is to have fun playing D&D, so let us know what makes D&D fun for you!
Is this a lot of work upfront? Maybe. But in the long term it means you should be able to request a Game, bring a Character Sheet, and drop into the Game as smoothly as possible.
Sidenote: I know I’ll be asked this, but Homebrew Content is entirely up to the Dungeon Master that’ll be running your Games, if you want to use Homebrew Material or 3rd Party Resources, that’s a conversation to be had between you and the DM.
Reminder: This is all in Testing!
Things will be clunky at first, that’s for certain, things will go wrong and be awkward and we hope you’ll be patient with us while we sort it all out!
I can’t wait to play a Game with you lovely people, but yeah, CreativeRogues out!