Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Adventures in Chainmail

As a Dungeons & Dragons fan with roots dating back to the late 1970's, I've been pleased that a bunch of us have been playing in a leisurely paced campaign, DM'ed by me, for the last ~3 years. This after a hiatus of about 30 years. My Myaran Realms blog, although a bunch of sessions behind in updates, details that campaign and the home-brew world that it exists in.

I'm starting this blog for a couple of reasons. It is my expectation that the current campaign that I am DM'ing will wind down, and hopefully be replaced with a new campaign, and a new world. I've learned an awful lot in the last 3 years, and have some very different ideas about approach, scope and a lot of other things. Making a clean slate for the new phase of our gaming makes sense to me, and having this as a new place to document that effort seems reasonable.
Watchtower on a hill

Secondly, my random ramblings on D&D and fantasy gaming will need to continue to exist somewhere, and if the old campaign and world shuts down, then drawing the curtain on that blog as an active thing also seems to make sense.

Lastly, one of our players in the current campaign reached out to a few of us and said that he was interested in trying his hand at DM'ing for a small group, and would we be interested. My answer was an immediate "yes". I love world building, DM'ing, and all of that, and the result has been that in most of our playing as teenagers, and in the recent campaign, I have been the DM. The idea of actually being a player again after all these years is thrilling. I can document my view of that campaign here as well.

So, hopefully, more to come...