Saturday, September 30, 2006

Iron Kingdoms 1

So I am starting to work on a campaign I will be running for a my gaming group. Our usual DM is moving away and I was selected to take the helm. We opted to start a brand new campaign set in the fabulous Iron Kingdoms. It has been a very long time since I have run anything serious (beyond just one-shot adventures at GenCon) so I am a bit nervous actually... I want this to be a really deep and complex story.. very detailed and very epic (doesn't every DM want that from their adventures?) I want that Fellowship of the Ring feel, a great journey away from their homes, that common man versus in-surmountable odds kind of feel...

My initial idea is a collection quest of sorts... they would start with a simple adventure, where in one of the random monsters would have a page from a old book... then throughout other stories they would find out this "page" was part of a larger and most evil spell book from lost age (the Orgoth age, for those who know the setting well) And it turns out many are seeking this book... The collection aspect allows me to take them to lots of different parts of the world, and keep them travelling. I don't have a lot of ideas beyond that for now... but I am working on it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

WOW! I am still playing WoW!

It is certainly a testament to this game's quality that I am still playing it after 18 months later with no signs of stopping. I am not one of those "hard core raiders" you hear about with a guild of 500 people who run the same dungeon 8 times a week... I think I still fall into the casual gamer role... I am in a small guild that I started with a friend, and we mainly get online to run quests and hang out.
My first character Pondrepof is at the ripe level of 60, and my priest is at level 56. I play them both about equally nowadays... as both provide a very different play style, thus always giving me something interesting to do. And even after all this time playing, there are still places not yet explored. Add to that the expansion hanging on the horizon, and I can conceivably foresee myself playing this game for a very long time to come...
I have been wanting to get back into console gaming, and may be investing into an XBox 360 fairly soon. I am really excited for Phantasy Star Universe, Gears of War and the just announced Halo Wars. ...we'll see what happens.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Starting again for the second time!

So here we are! This blog, as I mentioned over in the other one.. is where I will focus on all my "geek" stuff. I know alot of people won't really care about my geek stuff : Star Wars collecting, World of Warcraft, role-playing, and Warmachine, to name a but a few... so I figured I would give the blog reading public a choice! Rejoice in your choice-full-ness!