Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Off and Running
Sometimes a campaign pre-synopsis doesn't survive contact with the created characters. While the overall setting and adventure ideas are still roughly in line, I couldn't see a Satyr assassin, Cat-man wizard and Berserker fighter-cleric of Crom fitting into the household of Lord Oscar of Valdburg. In fact, I couldn't see how they knew each other at all. Therefore, they met on the road, saved a magic pig and found a treasure map.
Instead of having a home/HQ at Valdburg, it turns out that Bob's wizard owns a town house in Passburg, which will now serve as home base. Now, Crossroads Tavern was the most detailed town I had prepared, but Marlon can't go back there and Bob lives in Passburg, so I need to flesh out Passburg instead.
The map originally led to a very old D&D module B1--In Search of the Unknown. However, I decided that it was as much trouble to fully prepare the module and understand it than it would be just to make a new dungeon, so I'm doing that instead. I'll keep the lore the same, but change the map etc.
I also need to have Sparkles the Talking Pig become a regular campaign thing. Haven't worked that out yet, but am thinking.