June 22nd, 2008

Tea-drinker par excellence

My 4e campaign

Given that 4e is WoW, it needs long story arcs, recurring bad guys, heroism and action.

So. I'd use the low levels to establish the characters' stories. I wouldn't go too much into it but I'd certainly explore the things for which they care. So families, institutions, religion. Checking out the Keep on the Borderlands is fine but I think it's a bit far away. I'd start with something urban. Perhaps bandits have been attacking caravans. Some of the stolen goods have been turning up for sale in the city anyway. I mean, you've got to sell the stuff somewhere.

So the first adventure allows the character to explore the seedy underbelly of the city and get some ideas of the powers and players.

Oh, isn't that just Freeport ...