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    The campaign you will never get to run

    Ah, very different! Interesting how it all comes down to the same skillset, though. I hope this horrible virus scare is not disrupting your library too much. We're closed for at least two weeks, though we staff are all still going in.
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    The campaign you will never get to run

    I think a lot of Librarians are roleplayers - most of the staff either do play/have played or would play if given a chance... what sort of Library do you work in? I'm a public reference Librarian (26+years) and I've gotten to run a few games disguised as work!
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    The campaign you will never get to run

    I want to run a game at the Library where I work, for library patrons. It would be set in a vast half-ruined city where they are watchmen learning to defend their community from what lurks in the sewers, alleys, rooftops and guildhalls.
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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    And having read the rest of the thread, we are currently playing 3.5e, Epic 8 variant. I have a massive campaign wiki, here: Vishteer Campaign / FrontPage which is as close to published as I have time for.
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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    Demographic: 55, white female, graduate degree, married, no kids. Started at age 11 in 1976 when my older brother brought the game home from boy scouts. Never stopped playing. Met my husband of 37 years while playing DnD. It is my creative “writing“ outlet. I mostly DM, tho I love to play. The...
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    Flat World design

    The stars: there are sparkling spots embedded in the sky. They only show up at night, and seem to have their own internal light source. Over hundreds of years, it has been observed that these stars move gradually outward, towards the rim of the world. Otherwise, the night sky does not change...
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    Flat World design

    Here is what I've jotted down so far, if anyone is interested: My Flat World This world is a flat,round disc. It is the ONLY thing in its universe. There is no "outside", only what exists as described here. The world is about 2000 miles across. It is about 4 miles thick. The surface area of...
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    Flat World design

    Ooooh, steampunk world! I haven’t ever set up one like that, and it could be really fun!
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    Flat World design

    Oh, wow, this is good stuff! Thank you! If I get a chance over the weekend I will write up my first draft on this world.
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    Flat World design

    That's really good... what sort of villains would Tabaxi make, even? They seem more victim than aggressor. And any individual Rakshasa is a fine villain, but they're too solitary, too arrogant, to be team players and form any sort of villainous power. I suspect Dragons would be the...
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    Flat World design

    Decades ago.
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    Flat World design

    I think 1000 miles as a radius. That's ample, especially if there is also a full underdark layer or layers. And I have always liked the idea of the feywild/shadowfell as the ONLY alternate planes - a chaotic, natural world filled with elemental and fey creatures, and a shadow world filled with...
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    Flat World design

    Oooh! I like the lid idea. That could also explain stars - the stars are tiny flaws in the crystal dome over the world; maybe there could even be mythology about "things from outside" attacking the world's dome/lid. I imagine a fairly shallow curve, like a lens, sitting on the top edge of the...
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    Flat World design

    Just as an exercise, because I've thought about it off and on for years, and have never quite wrapped my head around it, I would love some input on designing a "flat world" campaign setting. Here are my ideas so far: 1) the world has an ocean in the center, a ring of mountains on the...
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    D&D campaign structures, in the modern day?

    My norm is one campaign, one DM, one set of players and PCs. However, at game shops where regular gaming went on, I have experienced something close to what the OP describes. In the mid/late-70's, when I was a young teen and 1e was just coming out, we played at various Hobby Shops in Copperas...
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