Story Hours Index (Authors, add your own):

Title: The Tale of an Industrious Rogue
Author: Klaus van der Kroft
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: Pathfinder
Setting: Katapesh, Golarion (with some minor modifications)

Started: 19 December 2013
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Short (500-1000 words)
Average Frequency of Installments: At least once per day from Monday to Friday

Available for Download? Not Yet
Style: 3rd person omniscient, with references to the metagame. Humorous.

Overview: A simple dungeon feature gets exploited by the players into a full-fledged business, throwing the plot out of the window and resulting in a rollercoaster ride of greed and ambition.
 
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Title: My Own Fifth Edition campaign
Author: Shane Henry

System: D&D 5E Basic Rules at first (with Pathfinder Beginner adventure). Then used Dungeon Crawl Classics' "funnel method" but with Third Edition rules. Used 3e to play a DCC and 5E Playtest adventure.
Setting: patchwork, made of whatever adventures I already own, along with free downloads.

Started: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Status: Ongoing

Overview: This campaign arose from my resolve to skip over 5E until I see how Open it will be come 2015. (I lay out my perspective here: From Open Gaming to Free Culture: For a Third Golden Age of Tabletop Roleplay.) I don't want to invest in a system which is going to further lock my limited resources in a corporate-shaped box. So I'm using this campaign as a sandbox to learn the D&D Basic Rules, so that it could be one ingredient in my own kit-bashed version of D&D, which is imbued with my own vision of D&D's future. I'm also enjoying myself, and along with the other player, who DMs his own 3.5E campaign, we are laying the groundwork for a larger D&D Gaming Group to form around us, perhaps.

Archive: https://sites.google.com/site/dndphilmont/free-culture
 
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Audrik

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Title: All Part of the Job
Author: NoMessiah
Number of Threads: 1

Type:
Conspiracy/Horror
System: Call of Cthulhu 6th ed.
Setting: Delta Green

Started: June 2nd, 2014
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Moderate to Long
Average Frequency of Installments: Weekly, usually on Tuesdays

Available for Download? Not just at the moment
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: The story of R- and S-Cells' struggle with morality and sanity in an ultimately futile battle to save an unknowing, ungrateful, and possibly undeserving Humanity.
 

Goonalan

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Title: The Points of Light Campaign
Author: Goonalan

Number of Threads: 1 & Obsidian Portal Wiki
Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 4e
Setting: WOTC POL

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Started: Campaign started September 2009
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Varies
Average Frequency of Installments: One/week.
Available for Download? No, but available at Obsidian Portal
Style: Humorous (in places), the nuts and bolts from the DMs POV with a story thrown in.

Overview: The tales and adventures of my main 4e campaign, as the players attempt to make their way through WOTCs Core Modules (H1-3, P1-3 & E1-3). This campaign is ongoing, we kicked it off in late 2009 and as I write this (in Feb 2015) we’re just finishing P3 Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress, we promise we’ll get to the end however.

Read more: ENWorld Thread or Obsidian Portal wiki.

PS All the good stuff is on the Obsidian Portal wiki.
 

Lost Plot of Phandelver

Title: Lost Plot of Phandelver

Author: G. Barrelhouse, Esq.

Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy

System: D&D 5e

Setting: FR

Started: 12th February 2015

Status: Ongoing

Average Installment Length: Verbose

Average Frequency of Installments: Weekly

Available for Download? No

Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: Lost Mine of Phandelver

Reader Comment:
 
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Title: The Goodman Gang Campaign
Author: Goonalan

Number of Threads: 1 & Obsidian Portal Wiki
Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 4e
Setting: WOTC POL

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Started: Campaign started Jan 2010 (I think)
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Varies
Average Frequency of Installments: One/week.
Available for Download? No, but available at Obsidian Portal
Style: Humorous (in places), the nuts and bolts from the DMs POV with a story thrown in.

Overview: What follows are the tales and adventures of one of many 4e campaigns, in this one the players attempt to make their way through Goodman Games ‘Punjar’ series of adventures. This campaign is ongoing, we kicked it off in Jan 2010 (I think) and as I write this (in Feb 2015) we’ve just finished playing DCC60 Thrones of Punjar, the last module in the series.

All of the adventures have been transplanted to Fallcrest within the Nentir Vale the default setting for 4e, and for almost all of my campaigns.

Read more: ENWorld Thread or Obsidian Portal wiki.

PS All the good stuff is on the Obsidian Portal wiki.
 

Richards

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Title: The Kordovian Adventurers Guild
Author: Richards

Number of Threads: 1
Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5
Setting: Heavily homebrewed version of Oerth

Started: August 2015
Status: Complete
Average Installment Length: Varies - fairly lengthy, as I try to write up each entire adventure as one post
Average Frequency of Installments: We generally play every 3-4 weeks, but sometimes we finish two smaller adventures in one session
Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: A "sequel" campaign to my now-completed "Wing Three" campaign, set in the same game world but advanced 20 years into the future. The PCs all live in the small kingdom of Kordovia, and have been assigned by the king to become the kingdom's first official guild of adventurers. Some of the PCs have ties to PCs/NPCs from the "Wing Three" campaign.

Read more: 3.5 - The Kordovian Adventurers Guild

Johnathan
 
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Title: The Adventures of Baabby and Sam: A Skylanders Campaign
Author: Richards

Number of Threads: 1
Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5, with some homebrew rules to help it "fit" better into the Skylanders universe
Setting: The Skylanders universe as depicted in the video game series

Started: February 2017
Status: Complete
Average Installment Length: Varies - somewhat lengthy, as I write up each entire adventure as one post, but the adventures themselves are short
Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: This campaign evolved as an opportunity to get my 10-year-old nephew interested in tabletop role-playing games by fashioning a campaign around the Skylanders video games he already loves. He runs Baabby, a humanoid sheep "baabarian"/cleric, and I run Sam, his humanoid crow ranger/rogue sidekick. My adult son runs the campaign, as an opportunity to gain some valuable DMing skills (it's his first time behind the DM's screen) and because he has many, many more ranks in "Knowledge (Skylanders)" than I do.

Read more: The Adventures of Baabby and Sam - a Skylanders Campaign

Johnathan
 
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Iron Sky

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Title: Twin Emperors - Story Minute
Author: Iron Sky
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy, summary style vs novel style
System: EPIC RPG Mk3
Setting: Homebrew setting. Final Eden: a return to the Bronze Age in a world that is almost used up full of ruins, craters, magioactive wastelands, polluted lakes, forgotten graveyards, etc.

Started: 3/30/17
Status: In progress.
Average Installment Length: Short (2-5 pages)
Frequency of Updates: Usually weekly.

Availability for Download: No
Style: Session summaries told in the style of the "Previously on..." intro of a serial TV show.

Overview: A beast taming cannibal, thieving tinker, Soul Bank initiate, and two treasure hunters - one old and jaded, the other young and fresh - get tricked into a quest to rescue the kidnapped Twin Emperors of a powerful yet insular goddom (ruled directly by a god through the Emperors). The tale follows the many twists and turns of fate as they pursue the Twins for reasons that subtly shift and change in the chase.
 

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Title: The Durnhill Conscripts
Author: Richards

Number of Threads: 1
Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.5
Setting: A homebrew game world, using the defaults from the Player's Handbook

Started: November 2017
Status: Complete
Average Installment Length: Varies - somewhat lengthy, as I write up each entire adventure as one post, but the adventures themselves are short
Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: A group of five diverse adventurers are conscripted into service by the King of Durnhill and sent on missions requiring "plausible deniability" - rather like a "Suicide Squad" whose members aren't hardened criminals.

Read more: 3.5 - The Durnhill Conscripts

Johnathan
 
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Goonalan

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Title: The State of the Union.
Author: goonalan.
Number of Threads: 1.

Type: Fantasy, potentially (but only sometimes) humorous.
System: D&D 5e.
Setting: Faerun, The Sword Coast.

Started: 2014, advent of 5th edition.
Status: Ongoing, nearly 100 sessions in.
Average Installment Length:
Medium with Art.
Average Frequency of Installments: Every 2 weeks or so.

Available for Download? No, but perhaps in the future.
Style: DM reportage, with a few quotes from the players here and there, with occasional winks (and broadsides) to the underlying mechanics.

Overview: The Union adventuring party get sucked into the Phandelver Mines quest, and then after a little downtime agree to take a cart of strange rock to the Dessarin Valley to be evaluated, soon after the Princes of the Apocalypse arise (with lots of extra bits including DWARVES!)

Note, I am looking to purchase some art for this story hour- see the attachment in the first post for details.

Thank you.

goonalan
 

BoldItalic

First Post
Title: The never ending story of .....
Author: Free-for-all. but mostly BoldItalic and rgoodbb. Anyone can join in.
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Humour
System: D&D 5e
Setting: Anything you like, but vaguely classic D&D seems to happen most

Started: 14 Dec 2017
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: No hard & fast rule, decide for yourself.
Average Frequency of Installments: two or three a day if we're lucky

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd person narrative prose, with a fair amount of dialogue and occasional winks to the underlying mechanics.

Overview: What's this story about, anyway? I wish I knew. We make it up as we go along.

This is not an account of a real D&D game, it's a fictional account of a fictional D&D game where the characters apparently know they are playing D&D but go along with it anyway. We really hope that random people will jump in and post 'what happens next'.
 

Gradine

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Hoard of the Cold Sun

Title: Hoard of the Cold Sun
Author: Gradine
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy Action/Adventure
System: D&D 5e
Setting: Eberron

Started: 13 February 2018
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: Bi-Weekly

Available for Download? No
Style: 3rd Person Narrative Prose (The "Prose" part will develop more strongly as I work on my writing!)

Overview: The Tyranny of Dragons storyline, set in Eberron. The party is dealing with cultists dedicated to rising Masvirik, the Cold Sun, a demonic overlord associated with the lizardfolk of the far-flung peninsula of Q'Barra, but have begun spreading their activity throughout the continent of Khorvaire. But is there an even more sinister plot, simmering below the surface? (Spoilers: Yes. Of course there is. This is Eberron, after all).
 

Nthal

Lizard folk in disguise
Title: Journal of the Souls of Legend
Author: Nthal
Number of Threads: 1. 292K words as of 5/30/2020

Type: Fantasy Action/Adventure
System: D&D 5E
Setting: Forgotten Realms, with a bit of Sigil

Started: Campaign started Sept 2018.
Status: Story is completed October 9th, 2020. Campaign ended Novermber 2019
Average Installment Length: Medium (5,000-8,000 words).
Average Frequency of Installments: Weekly
Total word length - 380,000
Available for Download? No
Style: 1st person narrative prose, with some exceptions.

Overview: An Aasimar from Sigil finds herself dropped onto the Prime Material plane. Searching for a way home she finds her fate intertwined with a trio of adventurers. Each are looking for something, and as fate would have it they are all related.

Reader Comments:
"This is an enjoyable read and it's been interesting finding things out about the main character as she in turn finds things out about the world around her. Keep up the good work" @Richards

"...I'm really enjoying the story. I'm only at the early stages still (reading it in dribs and drabs at work), but at least that means I've still got plenty to read ... Keep up the good work." @HalfOrc HalfBiscuit

"i am loving the story so far, it is super well written and is full of surprises and twists. it is really great." @Kieth Shadow Cloak


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Title: Al-Qarin: Into the Desert
Author: EternalNewbie
Number of Threads: 1

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

Started: November 2003
Status: Inactive
Average Installment Length: Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: whatever.

Available for Download? no
Style: 3rd person narrative From Khalid's POV

Overview: The gods are gone and magic is rare. Clerics have no power. Follow Khalid the cowardly conjurer as he fumbles from one catastrophe to the next!

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Special:There's a world map in there...somewhere
 

Goonalan

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Title: We D&D
Author: Goonalan
Number of Threads: #1

Type: Fantasy/Humour (maybe).
System: D&D 5e
Setting: Forgotten Realms, the Sword Coast.

Started: Playing 22nd May 2016 & Posting Story Hour 21st November 2018.
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Medium with a few Pics.
Average Frequency of Instalments: Weekly.

Style: DMs POV with a bit of story thrown in for good measure, with a few in-game pics.

Scenarios played: Lost Mine of Phandelver, Tyranny of Dragons- Hoard of the Dragon Queen & Rise of Tiamat (ongoing).

Overview: Four (later more) players battling hard for survival through the core D&D 5e adventures on and around the Sword Coast. A bit of story mixing third person and first (in a fun way), and with a few laughs along the way. We start with the Lost Mine of Phandelver and then head on in to the Hoard of the Dragon Queen, and then on...

Worth a read if you have DMed or played any of the adventures, or are going to DM them- the least you'll get out of it is a way through each scenario, maybe even an insight in to the kind of mischief your players are going to get up to so you can be prepared.

Cheers Goonalan
 
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Brian Scott

THE LAST DAYS OF ATLANTIS
Title: The Last Days of Atlantis
Author: Brian Scott
Number of Threads:1

Type:
Weird Fantasy
System: Modified D&D 5e
Setting: Pangaea
Started: 18 August 2018
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Short/Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: Whenever the mood hits me
Available for Download?No
Style: Varies
Overview: These are flashbacks for my on going The Last Days of Atlantis game.
Reader Comment: (Please limit it to one, and also keep it short!)
Special: The Discord Server I run my games on: Join the Brian Scott's Game Night Discord Server!
 

Title: UNDER A DARKSUN: ELEMENTS of EVIL
Author: Megamania
Number of Threads: one. May connect with other of my Darksun Storyhours

Type: Fantasy post-apocalyptic with some humor
System: D&D 3.5 conversion of 2nd , 3,0, 3.5 and 4th material
Setting: Darksun

Started: MAY 2019
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Short to Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: 2-3 times a week

Available for Download? Copy and paste from here if you wish
Style: Varies on my mood. I am by no means a professional writer, Can also change if I get behind and need to catch up

Overview: Travelers with missing history or family members working for a trade house. They are trying to survive while never knowing whom they can trust.

Reader Comment: People rarely comment on my storyhours :(

Special: A collection of images, drawings, figures and props I have used with my Darksun, Eberron and other storyhours- IMAGES FROM THE MEGAMANIA STORYHOUR AND RELATED
 

Carlo-One

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Title: The Westgate Campaign Chronicles - serial
Author: Carlo-One
Number of Threads: 1

Type: Fantasy
System: D&D 3.0, using Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
Setting: Forgotten Realms, Dragon Coast

Started: 26 February 2019
Status: Ongoing
Average Installment Length: Medium
Average Frequency of Installments: Daily (when not traveling and away from my weekly session logs)

Available for Download? Original (unrevised) PDFs of Parts I and II
Style: 3rd person narrative prose

Overview: Follows the longest-running weekly Neverwinter Nights campaign (est. February 2004), which revolves around the city of Westgate and the Dragon Coast region, starting in 1372 DR. This is a new serial version of the campaign chronicles, with added content and revisions to the original text. It will continue indefinitely, with the goal of catching up with contemporary campaign events.

Special: Campaign website on Gateway to Adventure - contains PDFs, maps and screenshots.

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Ulfgeir

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Title: Dresden2Boston
Author: Ulfgeir
Number of Threads: #1

Type: Urban Fantasy
System: Dresden Files rpg
Setting: Boston

Status: Completed
Average Installment Length: Verbose (the whole chronicle is 100 A4-pages)
Average Frequency of Installments: we played bi-weekly, with a long hiatus between 7th and 8th adventure. posted whole chronicle in one go.

Available for Download? No
Style: 1st person perspective prose in present tense.

Overview: A group of students in a supernatural world. Started at low power-level and grew.

Special: Official wordpress-page we had for the campaign. Some wonkyness in the way it is set up. You get sometimes different pages if you click on the title in the menu, vs if you expand the menu and go to the subpages. (My chronicle is found there under the name Cassandra's Lies).
 
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