Clash on the Borderlands Campaign

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Clash on the Borderlands Campaign

Post by Lord Zack » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:47 am

The Dark Portal has opened, allowing the hordes of Draenor to spill onto Azeroth. However, the orcs have already seen a defeat at Stormwind Keep. The orcs have pulled back to the Swamps of Sorrow, but have begun striking at outlying fortresses and settlements. In response, adventurous folk have taken it upon themselves to enter orc-claimed lands in search of fortune and glory. The clashes between these forces are but a preview of the battles to come. Looming above is the Ivory Tower of Karazhan, with rumors spreading of the dungeons beneath it, filled with both horrors and wonders.

The players may choose to play characters loyal to either the Kingdom of Stormwind or the Orcish Hordes, or neither. These characters have the opportunity to seek adventure and potentially get involved in the upcoming events. Various factions exist that the characters can interact with, potentially gaining great boons. The characters may even earn positions of leadership in their faction, even such lofty heights as Defender of the Crown or Warchief.

The campaign is intended to be played in an OSR system, emphasizing the “kingdom building” playstyle in early Dungeons and Dragons. This is intended to sort of replicate the strategy elements of Warcraft in a tabletop game. There could be plenty of dungeoncrawling as well, with Reverse Karazhan serving as a megadungeon. Unlike most modern campaigns the possibility of PVP is a definite possibility, harkening back to Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor campaign. Ultimately the PCs will have an opportunity to shape the destiny of Azeroth.

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Re: Clash on the Borderlands Campaign

Post by Big Mac » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 pm

Nice!

Is this going to be a game diary for a game you already have running...

...or is this a call for players for an online game of some sort?
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Re: Clash on the Borderlands Campaign

Post by Lord Zack » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 pm

I kind of just want to see what people think of the idea, but attracting potential players would be a welcome bonus.

I'm working on developing the campaign setting for actual play as well.

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Re: Clash on the Borderlands Campaign

Post by Arrius Nideal » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:32 pm

The campaign is intended to be played in an OSR system, emphasizing the “kingdom building” playstyle in early Dungeons and Dragons. This is intended to sort of replicate the strategy elements of Warcraft in a tabletop game. There could be plenty of dungeoncrawling as well, with Reverse Karazhan serving as a megadungeon. Unlike most modern campaigns the possibility of PVP is a definite possibility, harkening back to Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor campaign. Ultimately the PCs will have an opportunity to shape the destiny of Azeroth.
If you want, you can use my Kingdoms, Strongholds, and War rules (renamed recently) to help. That can scratch your RTS itch.

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