Welcome readers to this New Campaign.
In this campaign, I ran the setting a little differently from the norm. Here I wanted to continue one of my older campaigns where many of my players had quit due to work and other stuff. It was a setting that is purely custom aside from the map. Which I still use to this day. The Forgotten Realms. Or to be more precise the land/continent of Faerun.
Since I have one of the old players from that campaign I had to change a little bit of the setting and fast forward it to 5 years in game.
By the way, I originally ran the campaign with the 4th edition rule set.
So as I said earlier, the starting setting was changed. I changed it by having many of the townsfolk monsters. Yes, monsters. Like Drow, Darklings, Devils, Minotaurs and goblin-kin. Now you might be thinking that “Hold on, wouldn’t the heroes of the realm just have killed the lot of them as a quest” or something along those lines, right? Well I had it set up that 5 years prior, a band of powerful heroes were able to liberate the town from its previous tyrants. But after restoring the town back to its peaceful roots decided to make all creatures equal. With a treaty formed, monsters could now enter town in a disguise through magical means.
Now, the monsters would then be very odd about their behaviour by strange inconspicuous gestures, like asking if the one they are actually talking to are “Humans?”
This was going to be one of those campaigns that would either be a make it or break it kind of game.
I did place one very important rule with my players about character creation and that was if they wanted to be a monster race they must be Evil in alignment. So out of the 9 possible alignment choices Evil characters could be Chaotic Evil (CE), Neutral Evil (NE) or Lawful Evil (LE).
This was not an evil campaign, but the story around it is a little deeper than most of the games I currently run. I used to run story heavy campaigns before but these days players are all about being “Murder Hobos” or “Power More-locks”.
Anyway, the session was pretty much just an introduction to the game with players having their characters introduced and having encountered the weirdness of the world or at least the town of Loudwater.
Also, here is the current list of characters and their levels:
Beholder Cleric Lv2 – Khoa
Human Monk Lv1 – Jackie Lee
Tiefling Warlock Lv2 – Hartricia
Here is the short summary of the session:
- Setting introduction
- West gate
- Long line
- East gate
- Short line
- Drunk Wizard Guard?
- GS weapons, armour, items and gear not allowed?
- Partying Warlocks at the tavern
- Why are all the guards Halflings?
- Exploring the town – Monk
- Finding some minions – Cleric
- Igor’s Emporium
- Set the Meeting
- The town is full of what?
[insert full story here]