I finally get to be a player instead of a DM for the first time in years (I got to play a PC in a one-shot, so that doesn’t count). One of my players volunteered to run Curse of Strahd, meaning I get to play! I dove into it with the same depth I bring to the beginning of any new campaign I’m running.
Bridget and I started talking character concepts, and I think we came up with one we both really like.
She said she wants to play a Vanessa Ives-type character, so we tried to figure out what class she would be. Bridget decided she wanted to play a Warlock, and we’ve been hunting for a patron for her. I stumbled upon this supplement on the DM’s Guild, which allows you to to have the patronage of Fate Itself. This makes sense for her fortune telling abilities. Bridget wants to go with a Noble background for her character.
My character, I thought it would be great to go with a Grave Domain Cleric who serves the Raven Queen, and believes it’s his fate to put Strahd back in his grave.
“What if our characters were siblings?” I asked Bridget. She thought it was a great idea, so we came up with the idea that when we were children, our parents, who were the baron and baronness of the small village and farmlands nearby, left on a trip. Strahd’s forces attacked the village, and in our fear, we shut the gate to the manor, keeping out the villagers who needed the safety of our home. We watched everyone die, and we could have done something to stop it.
My character’s background will be The Haunted One. This was all my fault, and my sister and I have, over the years, trained to hunt monsters.