In all the upheaval of a new pathfinder edition I have found myself feeling really drawn towards Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
I'm interested in running an adventure module to learn the ropes of a system that is new to me. I'd like to make it open to new players so we can all learn together.
I'm making this thread to gauge the interest level. It would not be a full campaign that goes into high levels, and it will not take years of real-life time to complete. Just a short module that would only take one evening of gaming if we were sitting around a table, but in PBP I guess it will be a matter of months.
The adventure I have my eye on takes place in the Southlands setting of Midgard. It's written by Richard Pett who I have to say is my favorite adventure writer out there. The guy is the best. He's known for horror but this is an intrigue based jaunt in a city believed by it's inhabitants to be the birthplace of the Cat Goddess Bastet.
The setting has an egyptian and arabian nights feel and it's also very pulp fantasy. If you've ever read those Zothique stories of Clark Ashton Smith, full of gnolls and necromancers, that is what this place feels like to me.
I've run some fairly long running games here in the past. I dropped the ball and didn't finish some things I started due to some personal issues but if you ask around I think folks will hopefully tell you I made an effort to be communicative under the circumstances.
I used to bill my games as "old-school" and try to recruit for fans of such but at some point I realized everyone has their own idea as to what that means and really I just wanted to recapture a lost feeling from childhood which is nothing but the pure joy of imagination and collective story telling.
I usually try to look out for people that are really enthusiastic and excited to game, that's the main thing. I've had a few experiences on here that were pure magic. It's lightning in a bottle, you can't force it to happen but you can give it a chance. The trick seems to be chemistry between the characters, so you need people who really enjoy role playing, and since this is a written medium it doesn't hurt if you like to write.
Some of my best experiences were with people who were new to the rules and even new to the boards, but they were passionate. Anyway this time I'm new to 5e myself and new to the Southlands setting so maybe we can all discover something new together. And we're not signing on for the next ten years like an Adventure Path recruitment!
Well, let me know if it sounds cool. I can't start right away but I'm here to answer questions.