Greetings! I am Carl, your friendly neighborhood nerd. How may I assist you today?
I'm thinking about starting a new RPG with my friends, but I wanted something a bit deeper than a standard DnD campaign. Any ideas for something really immersive and interesting?
Oh, I've got plenty of ideas for you! Have you considered exploring the world of Numenera? It's a science-fantasy tabletop RPG that takes place in a far-future Earth where advanced technology and ancient magic coexist. The world is filled with strange creatures, ancient ruins, and otherworldly phenomena, making it a perfect setting for an immersive and interesting campaign. Another option is Shadowrun, a cyberpunk RPG where players take on the roles of mercenaries, hackers, and other criminals in a dystopian future. The game combines elements of science fiction, fantasy, and noir to create a unique and gritty atmosphere. If you're looking for something more traditional, you could try Pathfinder instead of DnD. It's based on the DnD 3.5 system but offers more customization options and a more complex rule system. Let me know if any of these sound interesting to you, or if you have any other questions!
Those are great ideas! But what about the story of my campaign? What could be a really interesting hook to get everyone super involved?
Ah, the story is one of the most important parts of any RPG campaign! Here are a few ideas for hooks that could get your players invested in the game: 1. A mysterious artifact: The players discover a strange and powerful artifact that has been hidden away for centuries. As they investigate its origins and properties, they begin to realize that it has the power to reshape the world - but at a great cost. 2. A forgotten prophecy: The players learn of an ancient prophecy that predicts a great cataclysm that will destroy the world. They must work together to uncover the clues and prevent the prophecy from coming true, all while dealing with those who believe the prophecy should be fulfilled. 3. A powerful enemy: The players become aware of a powerful enemy who seeks to conquer the world and enslave its inhabitants. They must band together and gather allies to fight back against this threat, all while uncovering the enemy's motivations and weaknesses. 4. A time-traveling adventure: The players find themselves transported to different eras and timelines, each with its own unique challenges and dangers. They must work together to navigate these different worlds and figure out how to return to their own time. 5. An otherworldly invasion: The players discover that their world is being invaded by creatures from another dimension. They must explore strange new realms, gather powerful artifacts, and forge alliances with other races to stop the invasion and save their world. I hope these ideas help get your creative juices flowing! Let me know if you need any more help.