Heroes of the Blackstar
The Heroes of the Blackstar is a 5th edition D&D game set in and around a series of great lakes, known as the Saltless Seas, starting in an area dominated by Zenith City and several other Major Settlements. The PCs will begin in the Village of Ormen, a small fishing village best known for it's shrine to Senrac Noj, a great hero of old, and founder of a holy order.
Play will skew towards older school D&D, with a lot of dungeon crawling, and some use of old TSR and Judges guild modules, along with some dungeons whipped up by myself, or adapted from other sources (such as Dyson's Delves).
PCs will start at first level. I will give XP out based on monsters slain, and value of loot removed from dangerous places, in platinum pieces (1 platinum piece = 1 xp), with minimal story awards. Players who are slain or retired will be replaced with PCs of party level – d4, where 1=0, 2=1, 3 = 2, 4=3.
This will be a somewhat dangerous game, and it will be up to the PCs to find places to take short rests, etc., while adventuring. To that end, I'll make sure to be following death from massive damage rules that are baked into 5e.
PCs can play as members of any race from the players hand book, and additional races pulled from Volo's Guide to Monsters. Race and Class Allowances and quirks