Friday, March 27, 2009

First Post, Here We Go!

Well, now. . .where to begin. . .

Greetings from the realms of the intrawebs. My name is Dave, and I will be your guide through this journey of creativity.

Some things about me. I am thirty years old, a graduated English major, and I work for Ashley Furniture in Arcadia, WI. I was introduced to RPGs back when I was in seventh grade, meaning, oh, about 1991/2. I recently became interested in and eventually purchased the 3lbbs, along with Supplements I-IV, and Carcosa. I have been trying to start a game of the original fantasy role-playing game for a few months now, but have been meeting with insuccess. During my work hours, I like to think about new settings to place games in--even knowing that they will probably never be run. I have, though, decided to start writing about one of these settings that I came up with at work in hopes of not abandonning it, and, eventually, getting to run it. This blog's primary goal, then, will be to develop this setting in a manner compatible with the 3lbbs--and possibly to eventually compile all of this setting material, as well as the house rules that I (hopefully) will be running it all with in the form of a PDF Supplement VI (or X, I'm not really picky).

The setting that I am devising is based on Celtic (mainly Irish, but also the Mabinogion) mythology, The Corum Novels by Michael Moorcock, The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson, the Slaine graphic novels, and hopefully others. It will feature new takes on old favorites--classes, races (only humans for PCs, though), and other standbys of the Dungeons and Dragons game that have largely gone unchallenged for the last thirty-five years. My thoughts about houserules, especially, are probably more "new-school" than what a lot of the grognards out there might care for, but I think that the game should be able to take these rules and stand on its own two feet even without them.

I look forward to telling you more about it.