Deep beneath the world likes the Underdark, a realm of endless labyrinthine tunnels where the sun never shines. The creatures that dwell there are as numerous and varied as the lands above, but most have head of the Drow, the dark skinned elves who raid the surface and take away prisoners to their City of Spiders, never to be heard from again.
Whether caught in a raiding ambush, sold by an unscrupulous friend (Who probably isn't a friend anymore) or just unlucky enough to fall into the Underdark and be caught while wandering through the unending dark by Drow roping down on lines of spider silk from the air, you now all find yourself taken prisoner by a small warband of Drow. Shepherded to the Outpost of Velkynvelve, built into the stalactites of a massive so high the ground below is not even visible and joined by webs spun by giant spiders that the Drow keep as pets. You were told to get used to your Slavery, for once you reach the City of Spiders you will be a servant or meat for the fight pits.
Neither sounds very appealing. Escaping the Underdark will take charm, grit, some hastily made friendships and more than a little luck but there's got to be a way back to the light above somewhere.
Out of the Abyss is a game for 4-5 players of level 1 characters, using the ability score point cost method with 27 points to spend. A bit of background would be nice but you don't have to go all out because just like everyone else you will be starting in captivity in the Underdark, so most of the above surface stuff won't come into play. All characters must be from the surface, the Underdark is to be a strange place you've little familiarity with.
While you won't be starting with your equipment it will be somewhere out there, so make sure to note it down.
Also roll 1d10 for the number of days you've been in the Underdark already. Then roll a 1d20 just for me! You'll find out what that's about when you begin.
It's not first come first serve, I'll do a little fiddling to put together a party that might actually survive this! Will be in the Bondage section when we go because really with all these Spider overtones it's going to be a thing at some point surely.