#RPGaDay 2018: Day 16 – Describe your plans for your next game

Your guess is as good as mine.

RPG-a-Day 2018

The last campaign I ran ended in March. Since then, I’ve been running one(or two) shots and playing in one of my player’s one shots.  However, I’ve been thinking about what kind of campaign I should run when the time comes.

For now, what I have decided is that it’s going to be D&D 5e and I will either run a published adventure or create a campaign in a published setting. That’s because when I will run the new campaign I will have either very little time or the need to let my brain rest. Thus, using published material, at least to some extent, will help me immensely.

Having run only Out of the Abyss out of all the adventures published by Wizards of the Coast, I have a lot of options. The only one I will probably not run as my next campaign is Curse of Strahd. That’s because one of my players asked for a less dark theme. And one place darker than a demon infested Underdark is Barovia.

I’ve already asked the awesome people of Twitter for suggestions and many have mentioned Storm King’s Thunder, Princes of the Apocalypse, and the two Tyranny of Dragons adventures (Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat). All of them sound fine to me. I’ll have to talk to my players again to see which one interests them the most.

However, I’m also interested in the two upcoming adventures; Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. I’m a fan of urban campaigns and Dragon Heist promises exactly that. But I’m also fan of dungeon delves and going to the Undermountain is definitely intriguing.

All of the adventures above are placed in the Forgotten Realms. With the release of Eberron and the upcoming release of Ravnica as campaign settings, I will have the opportunity to do something with that. Running an Eberron campaign is something I’m really interested in doing. I love the setting and its lore and want to mess with it as much as I can.

Now that I think about it, I really want to run an Eberron campaign. Maybe have my players run around the world and unearth ancient artifacts and pieces oflost history. The possibilities are endless.

And that’s my answer for today’s question. I’d love to hear your thoughts on your next game as well as suggestions on what I should run.

Tomorrow’s question is “Describe the best compliment you’ve had gaming”. I really have to think about that.

So until then, have fun!

2 thoughts on “#RPGaDay 2018: Day 16 – Describe your plans for your next game

  1. I just finished writing my first one shot adventure in my own world! I have DM’d only once before. The world itself is not very fleshed out yet. I have a high concept, and now have a couple towns and points of interest. Excited to run this one shot for 2 brand new players, and 1 experienced player. I am hoping to work towards turning this one shot into a full adventure as I expand my world.

    Also, I am currently a player in a Curse of Strahd game. I can certainly see why you would want to stay away from that one for your player who wants more something less dark!


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    • Creating your own world is fulfilling. Currently I have no time to work on mine so that’s why I’m using published material. Not that they’re bad but it feels differently when you use your own material. I hope you will have a lot of fun working on your own world.

      As for Curse of Strahd, it’s a really good adventure that I want to run at some point. I’ve even read some of it and already own the Tarokka deck. It will just have to wait a bit longer for me to run it.

      Have fun!

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