View Full Version : D&D 5e/Next A Madman's Dream-A One Shot Adventure [Heavily WIP, Please Advise]

2018-08-14, 09:55 PM
A Madman's Dream

You awake, all of the sudden. The swirling void around you coalesces into a solid platform, that you gently land on. You have... Memories. Vague ones, fuzzy ones, ones that aren't yours. But all around you, things are forming. Walls and doors, caverns and tunnels, and other beings.

The adventure begins at 10 PM. The adventure ends at 8 AM, no matter what happens. The gist of the adventure is this-a group of adventurers attacked a Beholder, and were killed. But they did enough damage that the Beholder was made afraid, and so it's having a nightmare about them. You are the figments of the adventurers in its mind, and you must make yourselves vivid enough to become real and avoid endless oblivion.

That's what I got so far. I, unfortunate, have NO IDEA how to make this an actual cool one-shot. So, any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

2018-08-14, 11:00 PM
Players meet death and death offers a game in exchange for their lives.

If they can scare the beholder to death, they can go back to the world of the living.

Give them the rules for unseen servant and then give them some slight differences based on a class they chose.

Have them allow to make crap up and yeah, attempt to scare the beholder to death.

It can be in the dream world if that is needed. But they only have so much time before they lose.

Edit: Side note: You could have the players all be revanents if they win as a sort of joke played by death.