5th Edition Team Deathmatch – Kickstarter Preview

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It is with immense pride and excitement that we unveil the draft preview of the 5th Edition Team Deathmatch Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter goes live on November 13th

Defy Danger is committed to bringing you unique twists on games we all know, to push the limits of what these systems can do for maximum intensity, creativity and excitement. It isn’t just about adding more new and shiny games to a now bountiful ecosystem; we strive to find the best parts of these games, highlight them, and make them better. In 5TDM, we strive to capture the frantic, break-neck-speed emotions of 1990’s-era first-person deathmatch shooter games; such as DooM, Quake, and Heretic / HeXen.

5th Edition Team Deathmatch is an entirely new way to enjoy the world’s most popular roleplaying game. It is a contest of skill, wits, and luck. 5th Edition Team Deathmatch is about winning.

In 5th Edition Team Deathmatch, small teams are pitted against each other in a no-holds-barred frenzy of carnage in a team-based, player-vs-player competition. Fast, frantic play is encouraged over a wide variety of bizarre, twisted hellscape arenas. 5TDM pushes the tactical boundaries of the original game in new and exciting ways.

5TDM takes on the promise of an intense tactical option for 5th Edition. If you’re a power-gaming, min-maxing, overkill seeking player that wants to win at roleplaying games and be its ultimate champion, then this is the game for you. If you want to strive with your comrades in arms to overcome the greatest foe in the most over-the-top, gonzo locations, then this is the game for you.

This game is much more nuanced, challenging, and rewarding than simple one-on-one duels. It pits teams of low-level characters against each other to see who can out-maneuver their opponents and survive the longest by suffering the fewest numbers of deaths during an hour long match. It requires a deep understanding of the 5th Edition ruleset, strong teamwork and communication skills, and an unending thirst for blood.

Death is not the end in 5TDM. Dead player characters Respawn to come back in on their next turn to take revenge on their enemies and even the score. It is an unending struggle of violence and pain. When a character Respawns, they may regain all hit points and hit die, remove all failed death saves and conditions, refresh any abilities as if they had taken a short rest, and teleport to a respawn space as described in each Arena. If the destination is occupied, that creature dies.

Each player’s turn lasts only one minute in real time. Focus is needed on everyone else’s turn so that each other player can form a plan ahead of time in a constantly shifting tactical environment. Players who dilly-dally and waste time past the minute mark are punished for delaying the game and killed instantly by the Referee.

Pre-made maps, called Arenas, provide unique situations to afford players tactical opportunities to wreak havoc on their enemies, or gain boons for themselves and their allies. Arenas will each have their own special rules, forcing players to develop a deeper level of strategy in order to take advantage of each Arena they expect to compete on.



Competitive RPGs Podcast

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A few weeks ago, Ross sat down to chat with host James Introcaso, Sersa Victory, and Teos Abadia about competitive tabletop games. This is, of course, a subject near and dear to our hearts here at DEFY DANGER.

Give it a listen here!


Aegon’s Conquest on PCGamer

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PCGamer, the “global authority on PC games”, has a small tabletop section. They interviewed Ross and Andy about Aegon’s Conquest and wrote up a brief article on the megagame. Check it out!


Aegon’s Conquest – Table of Contents

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Why hello, again. DDE Adventures will be treating you today to the full Table of Contents of our soon to be released MegaGame, Aegon’s Conquest! Whet your appetite on the marvels which await you below.



Worldbuilding Background

Grand Overview

  • The Human Factor
  • Ambiance
  • Costumes
  • Scoring & Rounds

Factions & Roles

  • The Houses
    • Targaryen
    • Arryn
    • Stark
    • Hoare
    • Lannister
    • Gardener
    • Martell
    • Durrandon
  • Night’s Watch
  • The Roles
    • Lord
    • Knight
    • Maester
    • Heir
  • 3-Player Teams

Lords & The Throne Table

  • Role Overview
  • Alliances
  • Trade
  • Court Intrigue
  • Harvest
  • Secrets
  • Other Player Types
  • Setup
    • Optional Setup

Knights & The Westeros Table

  • Role Overview
  • Teamwork
  • Military Theory & Strategy
  • Game Mechanics
    • Control Stickers
    • Upkeep Phase
    • March Armies
    • Actions
  • Timing
  • Setup
    • Optional Setup

Maesters & The Citadel Table

  • Role Overview
  • Actions
  • Forge A Link
  • Dig Up Dirt
  • Research Legends
  • Visit Rookery
  • Ravens
  • Arrange A Marriage
  • Bloodlines Example
  • Conspiracy
  • Setup
    • Optional Setup

Heirs & The Delve Table

  • Role Overview
  • Delve Table
  • Throne Table
  • Westeros Table
  • Citadel Table
  • Bloodlines & Traits
  • Events
  • Setup
    • Optional Setup

Night’s Watch

  • Role Overview
  • Roles
    • Lord Commander
    • Additional Roles
  • Throne Table
  • Westeros Table
  • Citadel Table
    • Ravens
    • Maester’s Links of the Night’s Watch
  • Delve Table
  • Setup
    • Optional Setup

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Master Setup List
  • Relics
  • Relic Locations
  • Random Delve Table
  • Events
  • Heraldry


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This week only, Crown of Charon is dropped ANOTHER 13% off, for both 13A and 5E compatible versions. This adventure is techno-terror nightmare masterpiece from HELL – get it while it’s hot!



Crown of Charon – Hardcover available

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After much diligent hard work, Crown of Charon is now available in hardback format. Go treat yourself today to a physical artifact of this dark dungeon design!


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DDE Adventures is proud to announce the release of Crown of Charon!


The adventure has been formatted to be compatible with both 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons and 13th Age and is available for purchase at DriveThruRPG here and here.

Since the time when the gods first created mortal life, Charon, the infernal boatman, has ferried the dead across the River Styx and into the world beyond. In exchange, he has collected an eternity’s worth of tolls, from the simple copper coins of peasants to the mythic and mystical relics wielded by those who shaped the land of the living.

It is these treasures that you seek to claim.

Crown of Charon is a multi-session deathtrap dungeon crawling adventure on an epic scale, designed to transition a group of PCs from the mortal realm and ascend into godhood. Uncover the divine domains of death itself, unravel maddening puzzles, and unleash the superior firepower of world-destroying magic items on the most hideous monsters of all time!

Hasted Conjoined Balor Demilich? check
Demon-wrought black hole cannon? check
Orbital strike Mass Drain spell? check
Ascended Bodak Scylla Cyberdemon Necromancer? check

Look’s like we have it all. Go download this, you doughnut!

If you’re looking for a little sneak peek into the adventure, go ahead and check out our previous previews to get a taste of what’s in store:

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