Starting Adventures

Connorsrpg

Adventurer
Hey [MENTION=1]Morrus[/MENTION], I am interested in submitting some short introductory and low level adventures to En5ider, but I have 1 question for you and the community:

Do I need to provide the starting settlement? As in, I wish to submit some adventures that can be 'tacked on' to a settlement of choice by the DM, such as the ones already detailed on EN5ider.

Would DMs be happy with this?

Would I refer to people in their role, or still give them names etc?

Eg: the watch captian vs Thorved the watch captain.
 

Connorsrpg

Adventurer
Also, is James still the editor of EN5ider? I thought I read somewhere that he was moving on and people were free to apply for that role. Just wondering as his name and email address are still listed on the submissions page. ;)
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Good catch - the submissions page has been updated with the new editor, Mike Myler. I'll page him for you, and he should be able to answer your questions!
[MENTION=6726030]Mike Myler[/MENTION]
 

Satyrn

Villager
Hey [MENTION=1]Morrus[/MENTION], I am interested in submitting some short introductory and low level adventures to En5ider, but I have 1 question for you and the community:

Do I need to provide the starting settlement? As in, I wish to submit some adventures that can be 'tacked on' to a settlement of choice by the DM, such as the ones already detailed on EN5ider.

Would DMs be happy with this?

Would I refer to people in their role, or still give them names etc?

Eg: the watch captian vs Thorved the watch captain.
I would definitely prefer names be included.
 

aco175

Adventurer
I can use modules that have attachments to a town, but not need to be part of a created town. I have towns where my group are adventuring in and always need some ideas and adventure to fill time or set them on. Some may not fit and be not needed, but some will be better than what I plan.

I also like having names for the NPCs and even a few sentences on history and motivations. Every NPC does not need this, but important ones may. It makes it easier to run and as-lib if needed.
 

Connorsrpg

Adventurer
OK, so 'captain of the watch' too general. I will provide names. :)

Basically, I want to put together a few simple, introductory scenarios/mini-adventures without have to create settlement (or settlements) to base them in, so a DM can base them in any settlement, such as those already covered in the EN5ider 'Over the Next Hill' series. :)

One of my players said, 'Like Saltmarsh series?' I had completely forgot those modules did very little detail on the town/settlement, so you just like those :)
 

Ath-kethin

Explorer
Wow, I have so many adventure ideas, but starting to actually write them is difficult. Where to start? ;)
Just start. That's always the hardest part of the process. You can work out details as you go, but if you don't start writing you have nothing to work ON.
 

Connorsrpg

Adventurer
Thanks. i do have a lot of notes - just thinking about how I want to order them :) I have a few ideas from other products that I like, such as having the villain front an central for the DM at the start and I love little DM Notes side boxes. Anyway. Starting to put first one together :) Thanks.
 

Connorsrpg

Adventurer
I have asked in a variety of places but getting no response. May as well try here.

Does anyone know if tasloi is Wizards IP? A tribe of tasloi are central to my first adventure, but I am not sure if I can even use them. I would like to (but can go with adjusted goblin stats if I can't... but would love to know, as I have already spent time statting out the little buggers).
 

Connorsrpg

Adventurer
[MENTION=32417]MikeM[/MENTION]yler
Just wondering whether you could weigh in on a couple of questions I have posted in this thread.

Namely: If I write introductory adventures can I do so without detailing a whole starting settlement/place? (And may link them to OverTheNextHill articles?)

And, can I use tasloi in my adventure. (Not a prob if I can't b/c they will become swamp goblins, but would just love to know). ANYONE can answer this for me that knows more about IP etc :)
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I have asked in a variety of places but getting no response. May as well try here.

Does anyone know if tasloi is Wizards IP? A tribe of tasloi are central to my first adventure, but I am not sure if I can even use them. I would like to (but can go with adjusted goblin stats if I can't... but would love to know, as I have already spent time statting out the little buggers).
You need to look at the SRDs to see if they’ve been released as OGC. If you plan to start writing OGC products like this, you’ll need to learn this stuff, dull though it is, otherwise you’ll be sending editors pages of content they can’t use.
 
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Connorsrpg

Adventurer
Tasloi are not in the SRD under monsters, but they are not singled out as Product Identity either? I am guessing, not in there = don't use?
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
You can use the 3.x SRD too, and the Pathfinder PRD, and any other open content SRD. If it’s not there, just make up your own name.
 

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