The Dark Eye on Virtual Tabletops

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY THE DARK EYE ONLINE?

How about as easy as possible and with help? Then our official rulesets, corebooks, and modules for virtual tabletops are just right for you and your game sessions. We now support The Dark Eye online game sessions with our digital TDE rulesets and suitable modules such as rules and adventures.

 

Below you will first find the general tools, such as bots, with which you can support your online game sessions. This is followed by a detailed presentation of the TDE5 integration for Foundry VTT.

What’s Next?

We are of course already working on the next modules and extensions for Foundry VTT . As soon as new content is available, they can be purchased here via our shop. We will announce the publication on our website and on our social media channels.

 

In addition, we are working on TDE5 implementations for Fantasy Grounds and other VTTs.

General Tools

Besides direct integrations into existing VTT systems, there are also various general tools that support online gaming. Our first general tool is presented below.

Whether you are playing The Dark Eye via Discord, Foundry VTT or are already back to playing at your table. The Discord Bot Das Weiße Auge (The White Eye) helps explore the world of Aventuria and enhances your gameplay! Discord players have the possibility to import their Optolith Heroes and perform checks for talents, spells, liturgies and combat with simple commands. If you get hit despite a dodge or parry, you can calculate combat results, Astral Energy or Fate Points directly in Discord and track them in the integrated Character Sheet.

 

Gamemasters have full access to their group’s heroes and can also run hidden checks or regenerate 1d6 for everyone after a good night’s rest. Master tools like the easy to use name generator or random master characters will put the world at your fingertips and help you prepare your adventures or come up with things on the fly.

 

If you need to spontaneously look something up in the middle of a session, DWA is there for you. Whether it’s the rules wiki, one of the 1500+ game cards or converting years, currencies and units of measurement – you can do everything with one simple command.

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What does the bot?

 

  • Full Optolith hero import
  • Simple hero sheet in Discord
  • Talent, liturgy and spell trials
  • Trait trials
  • Combat, parry and dodge trials
  • Damage calculator
  • Spend and regenerate LeP, KaP, AsP and chips
  • Initiative roll
  • General dice command
  • Group system: game master has full access to the heroes
  • Rules wiki in Discord
  • 35+ dice tables
  • Calculator for currencies, Aventurian measures and time calculations

What is Foundry Virtual Tabletop?

Foundry VTT is a stand-alone application with many functions to help you play tabletop role-playing games online with friends. It is a self-hosted application with features to support live game sessions.

 

In order to use Foundry VTT , you must first purchase a paid license as Game Master. Players can easily take part in a game session via a browser, but do not need a license themselves to participate. You can find more information about Foundry VTT on the official Foundry VTT website .

Start Here!

To play The Dark Eye on Foundry VTT you need is a license for the GM. The game system for The Dark Eye and the official TDE character sheet are integrated into the Foundry VTT and are freely accessible to everyone with a free install.

 

This covers the basic mechanics, including combat, but does not include rulebook text. We have also included a short adventure as a free module to get you started. In addition to the free rules, we will also be offering additional fee-based content, such as adventure modules, in the future. These can then be purchased through our shop when available.

TDE5 Basic System

Make Yourself Comfortable!

AND USE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE DARK EYE RULES BOOK FOR FOUNDRY VTT.

The Dark Eye rules set for Foundry VTT is the digital version of the core rulebook for TDE 5th edition. It is available as a module for Foundry VTT when purchased here via our F-Shop. After purchase, you will receive a license key that you can redeem in the Foundry VTT . To use the core rules module, you need the TDE ruleset on Foundry VTT .

The Dark Eye Basic Rules for Foundry VTT:

Descriptions and features of the TDE basic rules for:

 

  • All races, cultures, and professions including variants
  • All talents, 57 spells, 34 liturgies, 12 rituals, 6 ceremonies, 12 blessings and 12 magic tricks
  • 54 advantages and 77 disadvantages, 163 special skills

Ready-to-use templates & automation to make the game easier:

 

  • Automated character sheet, including creation & management for a quick and easy game (character creation with drag & drop)
  • Automated samples / rolls for contained properties, talents, spells, liturgies, rituals, ceremonies
  • 57 spells, 34 liturgies, 12 rituals
  • 73 weapons, 8 armor & equipment as usable items

Various game aids & tokens:

 

  • Companions for witches and sorcerers as extra tokens
  • 10 creatures with pictures and token
  • 12 example characters with pictures and token
  • An Aventuria world map

More Source Books

The Aventurian Bestiary contains more than forty gruesome monsters and over two dozen dangerous animals that challenge every group of heroes.

 

This product contains:

  • Over 100 creatures with all game-relevant values and tokens to be used immediately
  • Extensive descriptions and colored illustrations
  • Over a dozen new and expanded advantages and disadvantages, talents and conditions
  • EXTRA: All the creatures from the Aventurian Almanac!

This article is a digital premium version of the Aventurian Armory for The Dark Eye as a module for Foundry VTT. It is a premium module for Foundry VTT.

 

This product contains:

  • Over 100 usable objects with all game-relevant values
  • Full description and color illustration of all contained objects
  • Icons for all included items
  • New rules, such as focus rules and special properties of weapons and armor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

WHAT IS THE DARK EYE AND WHAT IS TDE IN FOUNDRY VIRTUAL TABLETOP?

The Dark Eye is an RPG that has been set in the world of Aventuria for almost 40 years. The 5th edition was published by Ulisses Spiele and offers a world of unique depth and richness, unlike any other fantasy role-playing game. The Dark Eye for Foundry VTT is an implementation of the role-playing game in the virtual tabletop system from Foundry VTT , which was developed together with Ulisses Spiele.

WHAT DO WE NEED IF WE WANT TO PLAY THE DARK EYE IN FOUNDRY VTT?

To play with your friends, you need your own characters, some opponents (NPC) and a story.
To find out more about how to start a game, take a look at our Quick Start section.

In order to really enjoy all the functions of the game, you should have the following elements for your character:

– advantages
– disadvantages
– special skills
– cultures
– professions
– spells, cantrips and rituals
– liturgies, ceremonies and blessings
– objects
– hostile creatures, natural weapons and properties

For a complete gaming experience with maximum convenience functionality and all of the content of the basic game, the “Basic rules” module is available in English or German.

HOW DO I CREATE A CHARACTER WITH TDE5 FOUNDRY VTT?

We have created instructions for Character Creation

HOW DOES COMBAT WORK AND ARE ALL TDE5 RULES STORED?

Most combat rules are automated and calculated – but such a comprehensive rule system as The Dark Eye 5 cannot be fully implemented. For this we have created the ability to modify rolls manually. You can find out more on the Combat wiki.

HOW DO I USE FOUNDRY VTT TO ROLL THE DICE?

Automated menus are available for this, or you can enter a specific roll directly in the chat channel. If you want to know how, just have a look on the Game Mechanics wiki

CAN I CREATE SKILLS, MONSTERS OR OTHER ELEMENTS MYSELF?

Of course you have the possibility to create your own elements in The Dark Eye 5 Foundry VTT. For this you need a little more knowledge of the rules of The Dark Eye and some practice in dealing with Foundry VTT. You can find more details in these instructions.

MY MODULE DOESN'T WORK LIKE OTHER USERS DO. WHAT'S GOING ON THERE?

Foundry VTT does not update itself or your modules automatically. Please make sure that you have updated all modules and the system to the latest version. This will help in most cases.

HOW DO I UNLOCK THE PREMIUM CONTENT THAT I BOUGHT FROM ULISSES SPIELE?

Go to the Foundry Virtual Table Top website. Sign in to your account. Open your account profile (click your name in the top right corner). Select “Premium Content” and enter the key provided by Ulisses. You can then install the module in your Foundry VTT installation using the module browser.

MY WEAPONS ARE NOT VISIBLE ON THE CHARACTER SHEET.

Make sure you are looking at the Gear tab and not the Combat tab. Weapons are only shown on the Combat tab if you actually equip them (e.g. pick them up).

WHY DOES THE ATTRIBUTE CHANGE OF SPECIES NOT ADD ATTRIBUTE LEVELS TO THE CHARACTER SHEET?

The modification in the attribute of the species only affects the maximum during creation, not the actual value itself. So you can increase a property to 16 instead of 14 during character generation with +2 , but you still have to spend the adventure points pay.

HOW DO I INSTALL THE RULE SYSTEM AND QUICKSTART?

To Install the free game system:

1. Once you have Foundry installed click “Game Systems” on the main screen.
2. Click the “Install System” button on the bottom left of the window.
3. In the text box “Package Name” enter “The Dark Eye”
4. Click the “Install” button

To Install the free Quickstart adventure:

1. Click “Add-on Modules” on the main screen.
2. Click the “Install Modules” button on the bottom left of the window.
3 In the text box “Package Name” enter “The Dark Eye”
4. Click the “Install” button

HOW DO I CREATE A CAMPAIGN?

Once the rules and modules and loaded you can create a game:

  1. On the main page click “Game Worlds
  2. Click “Create World”
  3. Fill out the form
    1. World Title: Whatever name you want
    2. Data path: same as your world title, with “-” instead of spaces, nos special characters.
    3. Game System: select Das Schwarze Auge/The Dark Eye (5th edition)
    4. Skip Background Image and Next Session for now
    5. World Description: Add text for players to read as an intro to the world.
    6. Click Create World
  4. You should now see the World. Click Launch World.
  5. Click Select Player under Join Game Session
    1. Select Gamemaster
    2. Click the “Join Game Session” button
  6. To load the Quickstart or other purchased Modules. Once in the game click the Gears on the top right.
    1. Click the red “Manage Modules” button on the right side.
    2. Select the “The Dark Eye – Introduction Adventure” and any other modules you have for the game.
    3. Click “Save Module Settings”
    4. Click “installation” button for each installed module

WIKI AND ADDITIONAL MODULE HELP

TDE on Foundry Wiki: https://github.com/Plushtoast/dsa5-foundryVTT/wiki
Quickstart and How to start a Session: https://github.com/Plushtoast/dsa5-foundryVTT/wiki/Quick-Start
Recommended Modules – Audio and FX (scroll to bottom of page) https://github.com/Plushtoast/dsa5_introduction