Category Archive: Campaigns

New Beginnings For An Old Game

So I’ve been very quite for a while, my main participation in the hobby has been painting miniatures, however the time is coming for me to start making a campaign again and to begin putting things in order for doing that with the goal of starting the campaign in December this year or January. So …

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History of it All

History, its one of those things that we pour hours into developing for our settings and then we put it into nice neat timelines where everything has an exact date and position in the past and this is very handy for us. The problem of course is that history isn’t really like that at all. …

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The Pearl of Trethari

Long ago where the great Durnwood Forest rises into the Crystal Mountains there lived an elven wizard. Some legends say that he was an eladrin and dwelled in the feywild and his doom brought him to the mortal world. Regardless all the legends agree that his name was Estarias and that he was a mage …

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Contemplating Creation Part V: Around The World (1 of 2)

As I mentioned back at the start of these articles, the catalyst for this process (just like many great adventures) was my discovery of an old map I had drawn. I had a general idea of what the world was like, but I’d need something more clear in my head if I wanted to be …

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Contemplating Creation Part IV: On Fathoming the Fae

I knew going in to this creation process that the fae were going to play a big part of my world. They are a big part of that feeling of awe and magic that I like about medieval mythology. I started out wanting to totally transform the fey in D&D to something more like you’d …

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Winter’s Reach Campaign Outline

Presented as part of the Winter is Coming Blog Carnival. This is a long post that presents in rough notes my Winter’s Reach campaign as it stands. The campaign started with 1 plot arc, and that was expanded and forked over time as more ideas came to me and more 4E content was developed and …

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Winter’s Reach: Silverfang’s Lair

The air is chill, and natural light shines out of the cave… Encounter Level 3 (750 xp) At A Glance This room gleams with light reflected from ice and snow. The cavern is split nearly in half by an ice slicked ledge of at least 5ft. Slick ice is visible around the room.. Ice covered …

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Contemplating Creation Part III: Regarding The Nature of Cosmology

I had originally planned to construct a unique pantheon of deities for this world I was building, but when I rediscovered it and made the decision to basically overlay the D&D core world with it, it seemed much more expedient to just borrow the gods of 4e. I needed them to mesh with the themes …

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Contemplating Creation: On Races & Classes

In Part II, I briefly talked about eliminating certain classes and races from my campaign world. I’m trying to keep these entries short and easily digestible, and as such I left out the exact details of why I made the choices that I did. While chatting with hyperform and WolfSamurai in the 4e D&D channel …

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Contemplating Creation, Part II: Adjusting & Detailing PC Options

Last week I began explaining how I approached PC races in my homebrew campaign. Allow me a tangent that will help explain part of my thought process going forward. I have long been a fan of the Dragonlance campaign setting, which is well known for being a bit quirky: there are no drow, no orcs, …

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