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Story Hours Index (Authors, add your own):

Steverooo

Villager
The template for entries is:

Title: Title
Author: Name
Number of Threads: # (NOTE: That's "Threads", not "Posts"!)

Type: Fantasy/Horror/Humour/Modern/Sci-Fi (with subtypes, if you must).
System: D&D 3.5e/Whatever
Setting: Forlorn Corners/Greyhawk/Homebrew/Iron Kingdoms/Kalamar/Whatever

Started: 28 May 2003 (Day Month 4-Digit Year - Remember, Europe & the USA do it differently! 12/5/2005 is Dec. 5th in America, 12 May on the continent, so please spell out the month!)
Status: Completed/Inactive/Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Short/Medium/Long/Verbose (No hard & fast rule, decide for yourself).
Average Frequency of Installments: Daily+/Daily/Weekly/Monthly, whatever.

Available for Download? Yes (provide link)/No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose, with occasional winks to the underlying mechanics/Journal/Whatever.

Overview: What's this story about, anyway? (Please keep it short!)

Reader Comment: (Please limit it to one, and also keep it short!)

Special: Links to web sites, Rogues Gallery threads, other such stuff (if needed).

Any entries that you don't need (like "Special"), just leave'm out! You'll have to add your own links, if you want an entry. Sorry!
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And if you haven't done it yet, why not add one of your favorite individual updates to the Story Hour Sampler Thread?
 
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Steverooo

Villager
A Bad End!

Title: A Bad End
Author: Steverooo
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy (which became Horror).
System: Percentile.
Setting: Forlorn Corners/Homebrew.

Started: 22 August 2003.
Status: Completed.
Average Installment Length: Verbose.
Average Frequency of Installments: Completed.

Available for Download? No.
Style: 3rd person narrative prose, with occasional winks to the underlying mechanics.

Overview: An unusual group of adventurers, each with their own secrets, come together in a very small town where body-knappers are at work! Watch as they stumble and bumble their way through attempting to investigate the mystery, break the party, and come to... a bad end!

Reader Comment: None! :(
 
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Steverooo

Villager
A Tale of Christmas Cheer:

Title: A Tale of Christmas Cheer
Author: Steverooo
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy/Humour
System: D&D 3.x
Setting: The Dreadful Dungeon of Doom (Homebrew)

Started: 26 December 2003
Status: Completed
Average Installment Length: Verbose+
Average Frequency of Installments: Like Christmas, just once, then it's done!

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: Christmas? In a Dungeon?!?

Reader Comment: "I think that is problably the longest post I have ever seen.... WOW!" - Mista Collins.
 
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Steverooo

Villager
A Tale of Sorrow:

Title: A Tale of Sorrow
Author: Steverooo
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: Percentile
Setting: Homebrew

Started: 24 February 2003
Status: Completed
Average Installment Length: Verbose
Average Frequency of Installments: Just once, then it was done!

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: A Watcher roots out the bad apples in a travelling circus.

Reader Comment: Yours could go here! :p
 
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Steverooo

Villager
Buffy: The Awakening

Title: Buffy: The Awakening
Author: Steverooo
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Modern Fantasy/Horror
System: Buffy, The Vampire Slayer RPG
Setting: Sunnydale, CA (Buffyverse)

Started: 30 March 2004
Status: Abandoned by the GM!
Average Installment Length: Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: Weekly+

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: Wheelchairs & Wakizashi against Modern-day Vampires? Can the Scoobies & Newbies even hope to win? Nope, but you can have fun watching them try!

Reader Comment: Insert yours, here!
 
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Shemeska

Adventurer
Title: Shemeska's Planescape Storyhour
Author: Shemeska
Number of Threads: 1

System: DnD 3e
Setting: Planescape/Greyhawk/Forgotten Realms

Started: 2-17-04
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Long
Average Frequency of Installments: Weekly

Available for Download? Currently editing the 1k page pdf, gimme time

Style: 3rd person narrative prose, [mature] Sweet Jesus this is not grandma safe. Violence, sex, occasional gore. Not over the top just to be over the top, but I don't water down the actions or psychology of the fiends.


Overview: Lower planar politics on a grand scale. All is not well within the House of Baern. What begins as upheaval and civil war within the three Planes of Conflict of Gehenna, Carceri, and the Waste, will see the rise of a new Oinoloth, the slide of a layer of Elysium, and a copious amount of blood spilt where the 'loths have their talons sunk deep.

Reader Comment:
Ashy said:
"Shemeska - I do not know HOW I've missed this until now, but consider the hook FIRMLY planted in my mouth...

I AM SO HOOKED!"
 

Shemeska

Adventurer
Title: Shemmy's Planescape Storyhour #2
Author: Shemeska
Number of Threads: 1

System: DnD 3e
Setting: Planescape/Greyhawk/Forgotten Realms

Started: 3-26-05
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Long
Average Frequency of Installments: Monthly

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: Continuing planescapy goodness set against a backdrop of a genocidal Githyanki and Psurlon war within the Astral plane, and the fallout of the events of the first storyhour (150 years prior). Nothing is dead, nothing is forgotten, and Larsdana waits within the House of Memory.
 

Silver Moon

Villager
Title: "Retake the Island" http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=172385
Author: Silver Moon
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D
Setting: Homebrew, with the central city being that from TSR Module I1 "Dwellers of the Forbidden City".

Started: 1/2000 to 11/2000
Status: Completed
Average Installment Length: Mostly Medium, some shorter some longer due to natural breaks in the story.
Average Frequency of Installments: Will post 2 to 3 installments per week.

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: Ten teams of enemy adventurers leading an army of monsters launch a surprise attack on the ten-mile-diameter Island used as the home base of the Silver Moon Adventuring Team simultaneous to a Category-Five Hurricane bearing down on the island.

This 40-game combat-intense epic module played in the year 2000 was the prequel to the 36-game role-playing-intense epic module "Chinese Take-out".

Reader Comment: (by Sabriel) Sounds like it was a fantastic campaign. Brings back fond memories of the old (Mystara) D&D games I used to play in.
 

Silver Moon

Villager
Title: "Chinese Take-Out" http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=28642
Author: Silver Moon
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D
Setting: Historical Japan followed by the Forgotten Realms Orient of Kara-Tur with visits to the Astral Plane and a climax battle set in The Abyss.

Started: 25/03/2001
Status: Completed 06/01/2002 & Epilogue game 10/11/2002.
Average Installment Length: Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: Completed, Total of 95 Installments.

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: An adventuring team's home island was previously attacked by an army of monsters. The team heads to the orient to find and destroy the villain who was responsible. A role-playing intense game with many interesting encounters. A key subplot concerns the origin of the Hengeyokai race (from Oriental Adventures). The story includes cameo appearances by Grayhawk characters as well as characters from Forgotten Realms novels. The Climax Battle takes place upon the Abyss.

Reader Comment: (Posted by Corwin):
I thought that it was time someone said that this story hour rocks! Good work on making the setting come to life.
 

Silver Moon

Villager
Title: Arcade's Gang Campaign: http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=28906
Author: Silver Moon
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Western with Fantasy elements.
System: Hybrid D&D and Boot Hill
Setting: American Southwest and Europe in 1881 and 1882 on a world that includes D&D races, spells and religious pantheons.

Started: 06/10/2002
Status: Completed 16/10/2005
Average Installment Length: Short
Average Frequency of Installments: Completed, contains 10 modules of varying length, 100 installments total.

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: Western saga centered around a mult-racial group of gunslingers. Begins and in southeastern Arizona with the middle segment being a journey to and from Victorian-era Europe. Atypical western in that D&D elements are present in the story which also contains a heavy mix of historical characters as well as characters from popular culture. Fans of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" should really enjoy this one.

Reader Comment: From Col Pladoh (Gary Gygax):
SilverMoon,
Great stuff, and thanks for the mention. Fact is I have been a fan of Western history for many a year, mainly encouraged thus by my old friend Don Kaye. Your hybrid campaign is so interesting that I am sure many a D&Der will give the genre a try...if they can find a copy of BOOT HILL, that is, I know I am ready to play some Wild West adventuring right now!
Cheers, Gary
 

Silver Moon

Villager
Title: Wild West Campaign

Module Threads:
1st Module - "Revenge, Renewal and the Promise of a New Year" (January 1882) http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=99053 (Story Hour completed)

2nd Module - "Wizards, Whiskey and Wonderful Things" (March 1882) http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=115136 (Story Hour now 60% Posted)

3rd Module - "Here There Be Vampires" (April 1882) http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=146609 (Story Hour now 75% Posted)

4th Module - "Ballots and Bullets" (May/June 1882) http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?t=161261 (Story Hour started - module currently being played)

Author: This is a group effort as it is a Play-by-Post campaign. Silver Moon DM for 3 modules; Dire Wolf DM for 1; other primary players include Baradtgnome, Kriskrafts, Moon Dancer, Orchid Blossom, Queenie, Randomling, & SteveJung.
Number of Threads: # 4 to date

Type: Western with Fantasy elements.
System: Hybrid D&D 3E and Boot Hill
Setting: Southeastern Arizona in 1882 on a world that includes D&D races, spells and religious pantheons.

Started: 08/08/2004
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Medium to Long
Average Frequency of Installments: Twice a week.

Available for Download? Not yet, one player is working on that.
Style: Combination of 1st Person and 3rd Person as the game has been played primarily as a Play-by-Post.

Overview: Epic Western saga centered around the lives of the owners and employees of a saloon in the mining town of Promise City and the neighboring town of Tombstone. Atypical western in that D&D elements are present in the story which also contains a mix of historical characters (The Earp family) as well as characters from popular culture.

Reader Comment: From ledded: "Nice story, I like a good western."

Special: Links to web sites

Playing Character and NPC's Thread: http://www.randomlingshouse.net/viewtopic.php?t=3810

Town Description Thread: http://www.randomlingshouse.net/viewtopic.php?t=3861

Unique Magic Items Thread: http://www.randomlingshouse.net/viewtopic.php?t=3964

Timeline Thread: http://www.randomlingshouse.net/viewtopic.php?t=3963
 

PieAndDragon

Villager
Title: Legend of the Monkey Mage
Author: detomo
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5e
Setting: Homebrew - Ascorre

Started: ~08 Oct 2005
Status: Ongoing until Jul 2006
Average Installment Length: Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: Weekly

Available for Download? No
Style: Journal, different NPC authors

Overview: A group of adventurers, mixed up with a fey lord who can only be served by primates, trying to break his ancient curse.

Special: There's a glossary!
 

NiTessine

Villager
Title: The Realmsian Jaunt
Author: NiTessine
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5e
Setting: Forgotten Realms

Started: 9th December 2005
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Long
Average Frequency of Installments: Monthly (I wish!)

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: A group of intrepid adventurers lands themselves into one mess after another.

Reader Comment: "Sounds good so far! Really like the writing style - it turned the cliche'd start into a stirring opening scene. Rock on." -d'Anconia

Special: Forthcoming...
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Title: "Out of the Frying Pan"
Author: el-remmen
Number of Threads: 5

System: D&D 3.x
Setting: Aquerra (homebrew)
Started: February 2001
Status: Completed December 2006
Average Installment Length: Long
Average Frequency of Installments: N/A
Available for Download? Book I (sessions 1 thru 11), Book II (sessions 12 thru 39), and
Book III (sessions 40 thru 63)
Style: 3rd person narrative prose, with extensive footnotes for campaign and meta-game info. Often grim n' gritty [adult themes].

Overview: Escape from conscription leads to dangerous adventures in an isolated part of the world.
Reader Comment: "It's a very distinctive story hour in terms of its flavor. Realism is probably the right word - the injuries are severe, people die routinely (but not in a campy LoT way - not bagging on LoT) and instead of thinking of the PCs and feeling care-free and mythical, one instead feels surrounded by ominous portents, burdened, tired, injured etc. - which on some level makes the heroism more meaningful." - Dherys Thal

Special:
 
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Funeris

Villager
Valus - The Heroes of Marchford

Title: The Heroes of Marchford
Author: Funeris (Destan was the DM)
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy (Low-Magic).
System: D&D 3.5e
Setting: Valus

Started: 24 August 2004
Status: SH Ongoing/Campaign Derailed
Average Installment Length: "Medium" (1-2000 words)
Average Frequency of Installments: Several times each month.

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: Destan throws another group of would-be adventurers into the deadly world that is the Valus.

Reader Comment:
Namo said:
Great story. Maybe a little embarrassing for some of the characters, but – hey, that’s the fun part, isn’t it?
Special: None
 

Funeris

Villager
The Blade of Phoee

Title: The Blade of Phoee
Author: Funeris
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy (Dark/Gritty).
System: D&D 3.5e
Setting: Homebrew (Norum da Salaex)

Started: 30 April 2005
Status: SH Ongoing/Campaign Derailed
Average Installment Length: "Medium" (1-2000 words)
Average Frequency of Installments: Several times each month.

Available for Download? Some Chapters (.pdf format)—See thread.
Style: 3rd person narrative prose.

Overview: A titanic struggle between the forces of good and an evil deity bent on reshaping the world in His own image.

Reader Comment:
Anti-Sean said:
Rhynos is a bad man. Someone needs to find him some pants, and run him through with a broadsword. Not necessarily in that order.
Special: None
 

sniffles

Villager
Title: Heritage of Dragonsreach
Author: sniffles
Number of threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5
Setting: Forgotten Realms/homebrew

Started: April 2005
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Verbose
Average Frequency of Installments: Twice monthly
Available for download: not at present
Style: first person narrative journal entry

Overview: The Lady has blessed them with extraordinary abilities. They are not the first to be so blessed - but they may be the last.



Title: Shadows of Greatness
Author: sniffles
Number of threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5
Setting: Forgotten Realms

Started: February 2003
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Verbose
Average Frequency of Installments: Twice monthly
Available for download: not at present
Style: first person narrative journal entry

Overview: The chorus may have fallen silent, but a new choir has arisen to take their place in the battle against the shadows.
 

Anti-Sean

Villager
Title: Cassael's Lament
Author: Anti-Sean
Number of Threads: 1
Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5e-based *(see Special)
Setting: Eberron

Started: 24 August 2005
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Medium (1,500-2,000 words)
Average Frequency of Installments: variable, but shooting for 1 update per month

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: The themes of love, honor, duty, redemption and betrayal are explored as a warforged druid, a changeling sorceress, and an ex-paladin of the Blood of Vol seek to recover an ancient Dhakaani artifact.

Reader Comment:
Funeris said:
You utilize excellent characterization techniques. Truly. You make me feel for the characters...you make it seem that these are people I've known all my life...emotions very real and very believable.
Special: While this story is inspired by the Eberron campaign setting, it is not based on the exploits of any actual D&D sessions. That may be an issue for some potential readers.
 

spyscribe

Villager
Title: Welcome to the Halmae
Author: spyscribe
Number of Threads: 1

System: D&D 3.x
Setting: Homebrew (Halmae)

Started: February 2003
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: 1000-1500 words
Average Frequency of Installments: sporadic

Available for Download? Yes
Style: 3rd person narrative prose, with occasional winks to the underlying mechanics.

Overview: The Halmae is a world where arcane magic has recently emerged and has not yet reached its full potential. Some see this new power as a good thing; others are convinced it is an affront to the gods. Although the party is usually faced with adversaries who are all too human, there are corners of the world where monsters and fey roam freely. Characters began at 1st level and have (so far) reached 7th. The campaign is ongoing.

Reader Comment: “The story itself is compelling, beautifully written, and wonderfully character-driven. The individual characters are great fun to read. And the campaign, in both plot and setting, is utterly exquisite… This Story Hour also makes me weep for the types of adventures I could run before my party could teleport, wind walk and plane shift.” – Sagiro

Special:
  • Rogue’s Gallery Thread: Secrets of the Halmae, for non-players only.
  • The story hour thread also contains sidebars with additional information about the game world, its pantheon, etc.
  • The DM of this game (Fajitas) and player Wisdom Like Silence are former players from Piratecat’s “Defenders” game.
 
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Title: Aphonion Tales
Author: Cerebral Paladin (with occasional guest posts by Ladybird)
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.x with some house rules
Setting: Aphonion, a homebrew world; continent of Drucien

Started: 17 April 2004
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Short
Average Frequency of Installments: Twice weekly, Thur. and Sun.

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: The PCs are now the Archducal Council (i.e. ruler and top aides) of a major empire, and the games focus on high politics, intrigue, and warfare, with a dash of romance, as they try to keep the Archduchy of Canberry safe. Aphonion is the world of one of my favorite DMs. The DM has been running games in this world for more than 25 years, and it has a richness and depth unmatched by any other campaign I've played in. The game is currently focused on high politics and intrigue, although it started off as more of a travelogue-style game. The characters started at 3rd level, and are now about 12th.

Reader Comment:
Piratecat said:
I'm psyched to read the parts I missed.
 
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