My gaming group is contemplating our first new Greyhawk campaign in about two and a half years. It's going to be a first-level campaign, set in our homegrown city of Obsidian Bay, and I'm going to be the primary DM. The game is still in its planning stages, but I've already identified a few themes.
The stirge. It is a monster whose name echoes down the halls of dungeon crawling history, evoking terror and scorn as it does so (terror for low-level characters trapped in a cavern with them, scorn for high-level adventurers all but immune to their blood-sucking attacks). This monster, whose roots date back to the dawn of Dungeons and Dragons 30 years ago, gets the royal treatment in Behemoth3's first horde book: A Swarm of Stirges.
Take a few dozen characters from numeorus game systems, mix them up in a folder, have players randomly pick characters, and then try and run a game based on the results. That's the Rock Soup RPG in a nutshell. Read the full story.
GenCon, that gaming mecca held once a year in Indianapolis, is drawing to a close. And despite having gamed until unconsciousness at my home-grown NukeCon convention, I really wished I'd been there. However, since I couldn't be there, I've decided to round up all the blog entries from the folks who did make the trip.
In WISH 99, Ginger asked: Pick three to five genres and name the best RPG for that genre. Why do you think it's the best? What makes it better than others? What are its downsides?