Saturday, 14 January 2017

Ritual: Raise Blog

I suppose 14 days into the New Year is possibly too late for this to be considered a New Year's Resolution but, after more than a year has passed since I last posted any content, I'm determined to make sure this blog is restored to active status in 2017.

Firstly, I want to finish the Lost Mine of Phandelver series with a post based on adventuring in the city of Neverwinter. Most of it was actually written back in 2015 but never posted: I think I need to rectify that.

Secondly, I've been running a 4E campaign set in Daggerdale that should provide fodder both for "Hey, here are some ideas about running campaigns in Daggerdale"-type posts as well as session reports. We're six sessions in already and I have decent notes so it's just a matter of turning them into blog posts ASAP.

Finally, if I get really motivated, I am thinking that the recent announcement of Tales of the Yawning Portal, a new 5E product that converts some classic and not-so-classic adventures to 5E and the Realms, might inspire a series of posts about where and how I would set those adventures in the Realms. The challenge, though, will be completing the posts BEFORE Tales is released.

Also, thanks for the emails and PMs encouraging me to bring this blog back to life. It still astonishes me that people actually read the stuff I write - OK, not a lot of people! - and take the time to contact me about it. Cheers!


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    1. Thanks. I know you've seen it but, for anyone else, the Neverwinter post is finally up. :)

  2. Thanks but now I have the problem of making sure that the post does not suck. Oh well, that's what weekends are for. ;)

  3. YES! You can't imagine how happy I am to see you post again. I'm just about to start a Neverwinter game based on the 4E campaign setting book, and you have been unbelievably helpful.

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    1. Thank you.

      Children and third world internet permitting, I hope to get back to making this a fairly regular thing.

  5. Good news!your blog was awesome, i followed it, and your articles were really interesting. Thanks for writing again!

  6. I'm a new DM and running LMoP as my first campaign, and your blog is the BEST resource I have found (through someone referring to it on Reddit). This is all incredibly helpful, thank you for writing!

  7. Thanks for your kind words. I just wish I had the brainspace at the moment to return to this as it was an enjoyable project for a few years. Glad it has helped you run your game!