Tales from the Wastes

$30.00 / week

GM Playstyle


Event Details

Dark FantasyFantasy


Dungeons & Dragons 5th ed


Discord Video/AudioRoll20 VTT
2 of 6 seats available
Next session:

About the Adventure

Adventure Description

Enter devasted lands torn asunder by ghastly creatures and chaos magic. These wastes hide ancient treasures, potent magic, and abandoned cities waiting to be discovered—or refusing to stay buried.

Join a tale and bring your tale with you. Your first chapter has barely even begun, and nobody yet knows how it will end. Not even the all-seeing Vizier.


How to Prepare

Consider what kind of character you would like to play, but hold your ideas with flexibility. Together, the group will finalize character concepts and create characters during the first session.

Ensure that you have a working mic/headset and webcam (optional, but encouraged).

Create an account at Roll20.net and dndbeyond.com

Please join the Discord server upon registration.


Materials Provided

The GM will provide you with access to all materials on dndbeyond.

Syrinscape will be available for game immersion.

In addition to the game-specific Discord server, you will be added to the EJ RPG server and become part of a growing community of like-minded people.


Who will like this game?

Fans of the the Forgotten Realms, players of TTRPGs, and people who want to live a story of epic proportions will enjoy this game.

The campaign is balanced between exploration, roleplay, and combat; the group composition will help shape the balance in the direction that the players most prefer. EJ typically runs high-exploration games with ample opportunity to roleplay.

If you like contributing to a world-altering story and the possibility of failure with real-world consequences, you will like this game.

If you would like to explore themes of widespread evil and upheaval, you will like this game.

If you would like to find the light in the darkness and enjoy humor despite sorrow, you will like this game.

If you would like to fight back against the darkness and restore order to the world, you will like this game.


Character Creation Guidelines

Consider what kind of character you would like to play, but hold your ideas with flexibility. Together, the group will finalize character concepts and create characters during the first session.

All official 5e content is available for use (core, non-core, and Tal’Dorei).

Homebrew content may be used upon approval. Kobold Press materials are pre-approved.

Tales from the Wastes takes place in a particular world with particular races, so you may prefer to stay within the realm of that world, but these particulars will be discussed during the first session.

Small backstories (or concepts) are encouraged, 3-10 sentences.


Gameplay Themes/Content Warnings

This campaign explores themes of violence, war, genocide, slavery, and evil. Violence is common, described with PG-13, and occasionally R-rated description.



5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 27 reviews)
Very good0%

EJ is the best!

July 21, 2024

I’ve been playing in a campaign run by EJ for a few months now, and I have to say, it’s hard to imagine playing with another GM at this point. His high level of knowledge and expertise, combined with the mutually respectful (and silly!) environment he cultivates in every group makes for a consistently enjoyable gaming experience. He is so approachable, friendly, thoughtful, helpful, patient, *and* funny.

To put it simply: if you aren’t playing with EJ, you are missing out!


Master of Dungeons

June 12, 2024

I played in a level 5 one shot with EJ and one other player, it was an excellent experience. The game had great storytelling details, an interactive world, dangerous combats, and player agency. What more could you want in D&D?

Landon O'Brien

Small party, big fun

May 8, 2024

I was part of a recent campaign and EJ did a fantastic job. The storytelling was great, and the encounters were engaging. Excited to get back in and play again.


Really fun!

April 29, 2024

I had an amazing one shot last night and I had a lot of fun. A small group of people but it was still very entertaining and engaging. Answering any and all questions we had and made it very easy to play! Would def recommend!!!

Alexis CH

Amazing DM!

April 19, 2024

This was my first time playing a full campaign and EJ made it amazingly fun! There were so many things that I wanted to do with my character and EJ was always open to it or found ways to make it even more interesting! He’s very easy to talk to if you have any sort of questions and I always appreciated how comfortable he made the sessions feel! Our campaign lasted for over a year but it never felt boring and there was always something new or interesting happening! EJ also creates such lasting and impactful moments between characters with his wonderful descriptions and narrations. I am so grateful to have been able to play with him and can’t recommend him enough to others!

Kris (verified owner)


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