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Because I’m not able to play Dungeons and Dragons with my friend yet, I decided to  try and write something that could be turned into a campaign for other people to play.

Let me tell you, it’s pretty enjoyable writing ideas and watching them develop into something else. I have a couple of volunteer DM types helping me out with Eberron continuity and fleshing out the story, and my original idea is morphing into something that fits inside the world of Eberron rather well.

That said, I’m meeting my friend tomorrow so we can churn out a true first draft of the story for the campaign, which I’m currently calling “Trial of the Timeless One” just so I have a name to it.  After we have it reviewed by other people, we go on to figuring out how the campaign will look on paper, and I’ll create the necessary flavor documents that can be used by the characters.

Basically, I’m SUPER EXCITED to see something I’ve written morph into something other people can experience. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but I’ve always feared rejection, so writing a campaign for a roleplaying game feels like a huge step forward towards getting out of my comfort zone.

Anyway, if this sounds interesting to you, and you have experience playing Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 set in Eberron, I’d like to invite you to be part of the reading group that will first get the gist of the draft. All I ask in exchange is that you keep the story to yourself until we finish developing the actual campaign, and that you provide meaningful questions or input that can further the ideas of the story.

If you’re excited to be a part of it, just comment below and I’ll get back to you.  Cheers!

I’ve been away from posting for the past few days due to a couple of developments in my life. The first is that I had summer classes all this week on Media Education. The second is that I met an old friend in class who actually plays a Dungeon Master in the Pen-and-Paper Dungeons and Dragons games for his former students, and invited me to get into PnP Roleplaying.

Within the span of four days, I’ve managed to read up a lot about Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, created a few level one characters for future use, and even bought a book about Eberron, the campaign setting that my friend DMs in. His players are currently level 9 or so, which means he might have to create adventures solely for me, but I don’t mind waiting so much.

In the meantime, I’ve been on a forum reading campaign journals, and posting queries of my own to acquire more information on the various subjects.  The thing is, I found myself feeling very uncomfortable today because of something I posted.

I basically asked for a comparison-contrast of Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 and 4.0, as well as a meta-history of the events that occurred leading up to and after the release of D&D4.0. The result of the thread, while informative, was also drawing dangerously close to becoming a flame war because people had strong opinions on subjects related to my original questions (as well as other questions that popped up) and wanted to share them.

I also felt somewhat weird because I was asking for some assistance with setting up a campaign of my own. Basically, my friend and I will figure out most of the mechanics, but I was looking for experienced DMs to assist me in fleshing out the overall premise and story of the campaign. I had some takers, but it still felt weird because I thought I would be shrugged off by other people.

Glad to know there are good people about, at the very least, and I’m hoping the future of my pen-and-paper adventuring will be sunny and bright.


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