Roll to Confirm

New Campaign Brewing
July 18, 2011, 9:35 am
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I’ve mentioned here before that I played WoW religiously. Even before I got my tabletop RPG start, I was a dedicated MMO player. Now, with that comes a lot of baggage, a lot of weird perspectives and probably some negative reactions from people who cut their teeth on “old school” games.

But, with that MMO past also comes at least one benefit. My gamer friends. I formed, over the 5 or so years I played, extremely strong bonds with a close-knit bunch of like-minded players. We’re all pretty relaxed types, mostly explorers and crafters and RP’ers. We keep up with each other ‘s Shenanigans via epic g-mail threads that go up into the 200’s. They are some of the best friends I’ve got. So, we recently started a play by post game on Google Groups using the Pathfinder rules and everyone is enjoying it. (I suppose I should write about that sometime.)

When one of them said he might be visiting from Canada this fall, I immediately offered to run a one shot campaign on a real table, with real dice! One of the things i enjoy most about DM’ing is preparing a new campaign world. I love to think about the world and the people that inhabit it. Why they do what they do. What the political structure is. What plot hooks would work best in the style of campaign I’m brewing.

When I asked them if they’d like to have me generate characters, someone suggested that they be allowed to choose what class (order selected by a roll of the dice) and I make a character with some back story and secrets, like a murder mystery. Well, I couldn’t be happier.

In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing my ideas and work on this new campaign, tentatively named “The Heart of the Mountain.”


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Cook it up, Sammeh! We’re excited about it!

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