I’ve recently been reinvigorated by D&D 5th edition to further detail my campaign world that I’ve been DMing in for near on 20 years. I tried in 3.5 and 4, but it was an extremely long and cumbersome process.
I think that this edition has a few simple ways of giving characters a campaign setting feel: Backgrounds, Feats, and Devotional Oaths. Let me show you what I’m thinking!
As often as I play D&D – Once a week or so, you’d think I would have more to say on the topic. Strangely, it is a difficult topic for me to write about not only specifically because I don’t want to give any portion of the story away as the DM, but also because it seems to be a fairly significant amount of winging it that goes on on a week to week basis.
However, I do want to start making it a bit of a regular thing for me to put something out there about what I think about, how I go about DMing and playing characters, fun characters I’ve built, and other things that I am working on with my D&D world, even if its just a little peek into how my brain works while DMing.
Awesome Icy Hillscape by Shavans
Or, as it is this week, in preparation for DMing, and all the small, fun things I think about when going about creating, or retconing, worlds.
This is going to be quick and simple. NOVA is bearing down on me and I’ve got a lot of things going on, but I want to still put something out there.
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about historical accuracy and the feel of an RPG, especially Pen and Paper, and it has lead me to do research on a number of topics that I’ve not really considered before.
But, what do bridges have to do with anything? A lot, it turns out.
This one is gonna be short. I’ve got fallout on the brain, but I still want to keep putting posts out there, keeping up with Warmachine, D&D and whatever else I’ve been up to. Recently, its just been the two and a little bit of painting, but Fallout has co-opted that, ruining my Iron Man streak of painting a Warcaster every month for the whole year. Sacrifices were made!
In Warmachine I’ve been examining my Skorne lists, pulling up Hexy 2 and In D&D I’ve been working on killing my players. Well, not actively killing, but making sure they know who’s boss.