Bod Man
 member, 373 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 17:44
IC: Scoobyloft
Picture this...

Scooby and the gang are driving around Europe in the Mystery Machine. They're doing their whole solving mysteries schtick, but one night they encounter a strange mist that engulfs the van. They can barely see through it.

"Zoinks, man, this mist is, like, creepy," Shaggy says from the passenger seat, swallowing audibly.

"Ruh-roh--RAGGY!!!" whimpers Scooby, shivering in Shaggy's lap.

"Relax, Scoob, I'm an expert driver," is Fred's response.

Velma and Daphne wake up in the back.

"Jinkies, Fred, what's going on?" asks Velma.

"Jeepers, I can't see a thing out there," chimes Daphne, putting a hand on Fred's shoulder.

The gang drives on, Fred white knuckled on the steering wheel, until the mist suddenly clears. They all see an odd-looking street sign that reads Barovia, 8 miles.

"Like, Barovia. Where's that, man?" asks Shaggy.

"I don't see it on any of the maps," explains Velma, flipping through her Rand McNally Road Atlas of Europe. "And I've never heard of any place called 'Barovia'!" The lightning strikes outside and a light rain begins to fall.

"Looks like we've got another mystery on our hands," says Fred, turning the van in the direction of the sign.

---<>---

In this modern retelling of the Ravenloft Campaign for D&D 5E, each player will take the role of Freddy, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, or Scooby and make a 5E Modern version of that character.

The Gang will face a modernized, gothic-punk version of the Ravenloft setting that will be one part horror, one part hilarity.

Before my co-GM and I do the work of modernizing things, which shouldn't be TOO bad, we wanted to see if there was enough interest to fill the necessary roles.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:48, Thu 07 May.

dparasol
 member, 5 posts
 looking to uh have fun
 and destroy civilization
Thu 7 May 2020
at 17:49
IC: Scoobyloft
I would gladly fill any of those roles (!!).
Drackler
 member, 123 posts
 That is not dead
 Which eternal may lie
Thu 7 May 2020
at 17:55
IC: Scoobyloft
I love Scooby-Doo. I've never played Ravenloft but I love the idea. Count me in on this one!
slogworx
 member, 1 post
 https://slogworx.com
Thu 7 May 2020
at 18:18
IC: Scoobyloft
Strahd shakes his fist. "And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
zeone3000
 member, 542 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 18:19
IC: Scoobyloft
I would love to read this
MrKinister
 member, 64 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 18:48
IC: Scoobyloft
While it's not my style in RPG, I would certainly binge the Netflix 10-part season in one weekend sitting. =)
smokinbarrel
 member, 761 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 18:55
IC: Scoobyloft
Velma as a an old school Halfling, lesbian Wizard. There’s a reason she wore the knee socks!
Bod Man
 member, 374 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 19:16
Re: IC: Scoobyloft
smokinbarrel:
Velma as a an old school Halfling, lesbian Wizard. There’s a reason she wore the knee socks!


LOL... this would be using rules mimicking the old D20 Modern Classes converted for 5E. So no Halflings and no Wizards (at least not at first).
zeone3000
 member, 543 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 19:41
Re: IC: Scoobyloft
So, Freddy as the Strong Hero, Daphine as the Charismatic one, Velma as the Smart one, and Shaggy is Fast. Scooby would also be Fast I guess. This obvious to start and depending on which series you go by, they all evolve in all sorts of different ways. It depends on what Prestige Classes would be allowed. Ultramodern I'm guessing?
Bod Man
 member, 375 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 19:51
Re: IC: Scoobyloft
In reply to zeone3000 (msg # 9):

That could be flexible on prestige classes. We'll address that as the story progresses.
sean213
 member, 3 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 08:29
Re: IC: Scoobyloft
I haven't played d20 modern before, but I am interested in this
NowhereMan
 member, 352 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 10:24
Re: IC: Scoobyloft
The old 3.5 Expedition to Castle Ravenloft had some commentary on running it as a d20 Modern game. I ran a bit of it that way, once. Gave the early version that classic "zombie apocalypse" feel. Was a ton of fun. If I had any interest in 5e, I'd be all over this one.

Incidentally, my group swears by Scooby-Dooing their way through traditional horror adventures, and it has so far worked like a charm.
Bod Man
 member, 376 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 12:10
Re: IC: Scoobyloft
Seems like there is significant interest to make a go of this idea, so...

link to another game