Friday, March 9, 2018

"Shadows of Forgotten Kings" or "Why I decided to write a 5e adventure"




One of the upcoming releases of mine (through ZERO/Barrier) is a little number called "Shadows of Forgotten Kings" for fifth edition.  You may notice that I don't normally make adventures for 5e despite it being out for many years and being quite successful.  I've played in a routine 5e game for a couple years,  as well as a few mini-campaigns as either player or DM.   It is not my natural groove though.

This is why I felt the need to go out of my way to not only write a 5e adventure, but a good 5e adventure that still followed my style to anyone who pays attention to such things. To excel at any activity, you have to spend some time working on your weak areas.  This is why most coaches will tell basketball players to develop their off hand.  By forcing yourself to do things differently and approach from different angles it forces a bit of self awareness on your ruts and your crutches.

To this end you'll probably see a few more works in what are (for me) non-standard systems.  The Ghoul Prince for instance is written for DCC.

As for the Shadows of Forgotten Kings, I am quite happy with how it turned out. If you are the type of person who likes my work and has ever tried to convert it to your 5e campaign this is right up your alley.

1 comment:

  1. Cool! Is there a tentative release date? Might be just in time for when my players reach lvl 3 :D

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