Rob, you and Shannon are about to exit one stage of your life and enter another. Your daughter is due this december. In a surprising burst of long-range planning, I have decided to put together some tips and tricks for you as you enter fatherhood.
Advice on Advice The following people will, now that you are going to/have had a child, will attempt to give you advice:
So, based on some discussions offline, as well as a great comment (Hi Dieffenbachj!!) on my previous blog post, I have decided that it will be infinitely simpler for me to start with a pre-existing campaign world. So, seeing as how today is payday, I am going to drop by my FLGS to see if they have the Eberron 4E books in stock.
Do I use an official Campaign setting (like Eberron), or do I make one myself?
Right now, I am leaning towards using an official campaign setting, if only for the maps and information that is available. I will probably use Eberron, if only because the theme of dragons and draconic prophecy runs rampant through the setting.
So for a while now, I have been thinking of writing up and plotting out a campaign. Full length, from 1-30, but for the life of me, I just couldn't figure out the overall plot.
One of the things that I knew I wanted was dragons. Dragons are cool, and the draconic template is something that I can see myself applying to lots and lots of monsters. But while dragons were cool, it seemed a little bland. Dragons are a dime a dozen, to be honest, and I wanted it to be more than that.