Creating Roleplaying Game Campaigns

Creating new roleplaying game campaigns requires three decisions: create characters, pick a setting, and pick a story or at least a theme. You can do this in any order you like, or all at once. I’ll discuss one possible way to do this in the following post.

Outlining is the most exciting stage of creating a roleplaying game campaign for me. The group collectively picks a theme and hook. I create a possible ending for the campaign, then bullet-point three acts, where most of the first act focuses on resolving semi-random character background. The middle part should be dark and disastrous, and usually, fall into place quickly last.

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Creating Fantasy Maps

Creating a fantasy world means creating maps early on. The key is to keep the map on a sketch level as you are outlining because you will have a lot of moving parts. It doesn’t matter if this a region, continent or the whole world. What matters is that is big enough to cover your plans for the world, and yet leave space to add details and revisions. Continue reading “Creating Fantasy Maps”

Creating Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starting Areas

You need an area to start the adventure if you want to run a fantasy roleplaying campaign. You can spend hundreds of hours creating your world and drawing your maps, but at some point, you want to get started with your game. Or perhaps skip the hundreds of hours, and start right away? Continue reading “Creating Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starting Areas”

Fantasy Races For Your Roleplaying Game

Building a fantasy world usually involves including fantasy races and even “monsters”. What races do you need, or want, in your world, and how do you pick them?

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World Building For Roleplaying Games

How do you efficiently build a fantasy world for roleplaying games? World building for roleplaying games can be a massive undertaking, and you can put countless hours into it, so you need to figure out much depth and scope you want or need. Continue reading “World Building For Roleplaying Games”