Results for tag: Nentir Vale
Posted by: The_Jester on Mar 7, 2013 at 07:32:38 AM
I spent a lot of 3rd Edition playing Living Greyhawk before it ending at the onset of 4th Edition to make way for Living Forgotten Realms. With 4e winding down I wonder what will replace LFR. In an ENWorld discussion on potential replacements one idea was suggested that really resonated: a brand new world. A new setting exclusively for the living campaign.
A New World? Why?!
At first, making another new campaign setting for D&D seems like adding an extra nipple to a male cat: it’s not getting use out of multitudes already in its possession. At last count we have twelve and six half Campaign settings (Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Mystara, Spelljammer, Planescape, Blackmoor, Dark Sun, Birthright, Greyhawk, Ravenloft, Eberron, and the Nentir Vale plus the quasi-settings of Al Qadim,...
Posted by: The_Jester on Sep 28, 2012 at 03:47:38 PM
All stories are driven by conflict. Fiction is driven by narrative conflict and games are driven by the conflict between either the players at the table or – in the case of most RPGs – between the GM and the players, be it directly or indirectly.
This is the second chapter on a blog series on World Building.
Below a links to the previous chapters in this series
Part 13: Starting Zone
Part 14: Player's Guide
In D&D, much of...
Posted by: The_Jester on Sep 10, 2012 at 06:30:31 PM
This is the start of a new series discussing world building and the creation of campaign settings.
With 4th Edition winding down and many new campaigns looming on the horizon, ready to start when 5th Edition officially launches (or there's enough playtesting material) I imagine many DMs are thinking about where they'll set their campaign, what world they want to play in, and the nuances of creating their own campaign setting.
This blog series is designed to offer advice and suggestions on the art of world building. Each blog will discuss an element of design, and I’ll also demonstrate the advice by loosely designing a brand new world just for this blog.
Below is a list of chapters (to be edited into links when I continue this series)
Posted by: The_Jester on May 12, 2011 at 04:18:05 PM
A contagion has hit the multiverse, spreading from plane to plane. This is the Abyssal Plague. It’s THE D&D event for 2011, WotC’s attempt to do something akin to the mega-events more commonly found in comics. A big, world-shaking event that bridges disparate franchises to tell the fans a larger story.
But is this a good idea? Does their execution work?
I’ll leave it to someone paid to sell the event to sell the event:
"The Abyssal Plague is an event that spans the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons. Seven novels and a five-part novella tell its story across three worlds, and its insidious reach extends into roleplaying products such as Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale and future seasons of D&D Encounters."
You can find articles related to the plague...