aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

The DM has more evil ideas than you've got spells

Even though I haven't played Dungeons & Dragons for years, I have a wonderful campaign under development and keep a file of ideas for it. It relaxes me to plan stories and do world-building. So, even though probably no one will ever play my Deep Woods campaign, I enjoy fiddling with it.

I came up with a couple of NPCs for it recently. A big, slow guy and a little, fast-talking guy. They are barflies (in which tavern I haven't decided yet). Their names are Eephus and Fungo (extra points for those who can guess why). To all appearances, these guys know what's what in their locale, but all their insider info is talk. Their sole purpose in my campaign is to waste the PCs' time and send them on pointless errands.

I'm so bad.

  • Point of view in LOTR

    One of the achievements of The Lord of the Rings is its complicated narrative architecture. Stories are interlaced and we follow, now this sub-plot,…

  • Arthur contra mundum

    The consensus opinion among Tolkien critics -- including those who greatly admire his work -- is that The Lord of the Rings is slow to get going,…

  • Not all ancient institutions are good

    The institutions of the Roman Republic have cast a long shadow over western government. Even our Founders paid close attention to the Roman model,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.