We’re taking a break from the Spelljammer campaign on Doctor StrangeRoll so I can concentrate on writing my next novel*. I’ve found it increasingly difficult to write a mostly-original D&D campaign and try to write long-form fiction at the same time.
Not to worry, this hiatus is only going to last six weeks or so (the length of time it takes me to complete a first draft), though it’ll probably be November before a proper resumption of D&D since I want to play-test a Ghostbusters adventure on the session just prior to Hallowe’en.
For our post-Gen Con session, we BSed about Gen Con, broke in a new player with CAH (apparently, it’s becoming my group’s litmus test, because it’s far worse than ANY jokes we make during a regular game), and created character for the first of possibly two short games.
The first of these two is Dungeon Crawl Classics. Next game session, we’re going through a 0-level funnel. My four characters are: Dennis the Mendicant (think Dennis the Peasant from Monty Python & the Holy Grail), Lazlo the Smuggler, Bob the Butcher, and Lightfoot the Shaman. We’re a four-man frat party! Dennis has cheese dip, Bob has a side of beef, Lightfoot brings the herbs, and Lazlo… well, Lazlo has a waterproof sack. Maybe they’ll mix some trash can punch in it.
Between the five players, we have a LOT of herbs. “Herbs.” The jokes have already started. Of course, one could argue that to go off on a life of adventuring in the world of Dungeon Crawl Classics, one would HAVE to be high (or drunk, or insane). We also have a lot of chain, for some reason. I should douse one of the chains in oil, light it, and pretend I’m Ghost Rider!
While I played Dungeon Crawl Classics at Gary Con last year, that was a playtest (I suspect of something Lahnkmar related) with pre-gens. This is for real.
* What’s this novel, you ask? (If you’re not asking, skip this part.) It’s the fourth book in the Zack Jackson sci-fi series for all ages. I spent a lot of time trying to find my voice for this series again because I spent way too much time writing Scars of the Sundering (not that it wasn’t worth it, it was just more time-consuming than I expected and Zack Jackson sat fallow too long for a series in which I plan 6-7 books). You can stay up-to-date on all my fiction by going over to my other blog: VFF Publishing.