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Lords of the Nexus

Lords of the Nexus is a campaign framework designed for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. It is not a fully fledged adventure/campaign but contains the building blocks for both.

You Can Use Lords of the Nexus For...

... Crawling through hexes

Lords of the Nexus provides a system for running Hexcrawl-type campaigns with 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. The system relies heavily on random rolls to generate dynamic content; neither the DM nor the players can know exactly what lies in the wilderness.
The system is aimed towards DMs with a good grasp of the rules already, who aren't looking for a gift wrapped, ready-made package, but rather something more like the raw ingredients – and recipe – for their campaign.

... Exploring the untamed wilderness

In Lords of the Nexus, players take on the role of daring Explorers, who set out from a wilderness outpost to see what hidden secrets can be uncovered in the area, bring back valuable resources to their base, and discover portals to other planes of existence – the most valued of all rewards. Gathered resources go to upgrading their home base, which allows them to get better equipment, research select topics, scout out the area faster, and travel farther before needing to rest, among other things.
The system can be used for different kinds of exploration-based campaigns in any campaign setting. It is well suited for handling warring factions within a single area, or you can concentrate on fighting the ravenous beasts that roam the lands.

... Setting up a game with minimal effort

The example campaign outlined in the document is almost ready to play as is, but it's only one of the many things you could do with Lords of the Nexus. Whatever you decide to do, the system will guide you through the process of setting up your campaign, and often very little preparation is needed ahead of time, as content can be generated on-the-fly.

... Playing on a virtual tabletop

The system is especially well suited for play on a virtual tabletop such as Roll20, as you can streamline the content generation tasks into just a couple or even a single macro. I provide some tips & tricks for how you can get the most out of Lords of the Nexus with Roll20, including some example macros.


Lords of the Nexus is currently available in pdf-format, which includes a fully linked table of contents, bookmarks, and page references within the text for easy navigation. There are also a few more-or-less printer friendly A4-size handouts at the end of the document.

 
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