The Beginning

A FREE Augmented Reality
D&D Adventure

The Beginning

Game System

D&D 5E



AR Encounters




Player Level

1 (introductory)


A FREE D&D Adventure!

Claim it now within the Ardent Roleplay App (in the Store)

Welcome to the Adventurers Guild...

Our party gathers at the local adventurers guild and takes on a quest to recover a magical tome that is being transferred from a local temple to the north. Unfortunately the local Magistrate has heard nothing from the three merchants sent to recover the tome and they are now overdue.

‘The Beginning’ is a D&D adventure designed as an introductory level session using augmented reality (AR) model encounters - facilitated using Ardent Roleplay’s AR mobile app for tabletop RPGs.

This story is 'The Beginning' in a series of Ardent Roleplay original adventures you will be able to play using Augmented Reality models. These following adventures to be released soon...


Ardent Roleplay


Clint Bowman (Ardent Roleplay)

What you get

This Adventure includes a pre-made Campaign within Ardent Roleplay that includes one Session of 10 Augmented Reality (AR) Encounters. These are presented as AR 3D models on players' devices when they scan certain Encounter cards. Within each of these AR Encounters there are a varying number of prepared 'States' the GM can send to players during a game - allowing the GM to reveal new elements or information within the AR model in real time.

Start playing now with AR encounters!

Accessing the Adventure in Ardent Roleplay

1. Download and sign into the
Ardent Roleplay mobile app

2. From the Main Menu > Go to our Store > Check out Adventures to purchase > Find The Beginning for FREE

3. Your purchased Adventure is now pre-loaded
and ready to Host and play!


What are Sparks?

Sparks are our in-app currency. You can purchase them from our 'Store' in the Ardent Roleplay mobile app - and use them to purchase Adventures.

Once you’ve pressed ‘Host’ you will be brought to the GM Control Screen.

Go to the burger menu in the top left corner to find your Campaign Code and share this to your players.

Your players will have had downloaded the Ardent Roleplay mobile app, signed in and have created a character. They will use your Campaign Code to join your game.

Once players have joined, you will see their names in your players list and you are ready to go!

Send Players Encounters and States in the GM Control Screen. Select an Encounter >  select a State (categorised as Approach, View, Reveal, Resolve) > select (checkbox) which players you want to see this in AR, or ‘Send to All’. When players scan the card, they will now see what you sent them and see any further state changes you send to them in real time.

Get your Players to scan the relevant Encounter Card to see the AR. The Adventure module tells you which cards are used, and you can also see this in your GM control screen (look to the card icon in the bottom right of the screen).

Have your players scan digital images of cards on a screen instead of physical cards. You can have them access an image gallery here: https://ardentroleplay.com/pnp/ 

Use our free VTT assets you can download and use to help facilitate online play (can include: maps, handouts, tokens).

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Once purchased, your adventure session will be loaded and ready to host from the Main Menu!

AR Encounters pre-made for specific scenarios

With an Ardent Roleplay Adventure, you’ll receive augmented reality encounters – including scenery, creatures, NPCs and props – all configured for a specific adventure module and ready for tonight’s game!

The AR encounters include different states you can show players based on their investigations and actions during a game. Each AR encounter is pre-allocated to a card, ready for you to jump in and run a session.

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