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D&D Next: Playtest

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I've been signed up for the playtest of the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons for a while now. I got my invite to download the playtest pack a few days ago but had problems connecting to the site until last night.

My friends and I are avid D&D fans, many of us having played over several editions of the game, but 4th edition just hadn't pulled us in like previous editions had for many different reasons and I'm not about to start bashing it here, if you liked that edition of the D&D game, all power to you.

We haven't abandoned D&D just because we didn't like one edition of the game, if that was the case I don't think I would still be buying from several games companies. But also remember, just because a new edition of a game is being released, it doesn't mean you have to throw out all your old books from previous editions, if you still enjoy using them.... Then do it, the RPG police aren't going to kick in your door and confiscate your dice …

RPG World and Setting Building : Introduction

I am going to start a series of articles on my blog, to record the efforts of myself with the help of my games group creating a setting as we play within that world. This is mainly going to be a fantasy world centric series because I'm making a fantasy world, so be forewarned.

Sources of Inspiration:
There are already many wonderful and rich settings out there put out by fantastic games companies for you and your group to play in:

Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast):- Greyhawk
- Forgotten Realms
- Dragonlance
- Eberron
- Planescape

Everway (also Wizards of the Coast):- A multi-dimensional setting (can't remember the setting name... can't be bothered getting it down either...)

Pathfinder (Paizo):- Golarion

Iron Kingdoms (Privateer Press):- Immoren

Exalted (White Wolf):- Creation

And many, many more.... (Hey... I feel lazy alright... I was just looking over at my bookcase then got bored... Stop looking at me like that and go look around yourself...)

There are also many thousands …

Still here, just busy gaming...

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Whoops, been a little while since I posted anything.

I've just been a little busy catching up with my notes for my Pathfinder RPG Campaign: Beyond the Wardwall and trying to get the wiki up to date on the Obsidian Portal site. And taking part in a handful of games as a player coupled with family life has been a little hectic.

But I thought I should share something on the blog to show I'm still trying to keep creative. I am playing in a Vampire the Requiem game titled Vitae et Mortem, that started out as the Requiem for Rome setting but has expanded to other parts of the classical world. I am playing the character of Lilit a Daeva that has set herself up as a Goddess walking among mortals with her own temple in the city of Carthage.

Well to cut to the chase, we had just completed a story arc and were having a downtime session to spend experience points and organise plans our characters have running in the background. I have been helping my GM organise his campaign's wiki and d…