The future of Telengard

For a number of reasons I am going to put my Telengard B/X campaign on hold for a while (at least a couple of months) after the next two sessions.

In the interim the gaming group will continue with other DMs in other campaigns — our plan is to take turns of up to 8 sessions, possibly including some one-shot games and modules.

Looking back on the campaign so far:

1) This is one of the longest games I’ve actually played in, and probably the longest D&D game — 30 sessions so far.  I did manage to get a fighter/assassin to level 8/8 in AD&D WAY back in the day but apart from that, the only other games that I can think of that I played in as long or longer were a Star Wars game in college and a couple of GURPS games (pirates, and an awesome Norman/Viking/Arthurian game)

2) It’s definitely the most fun I’ve had running something. My GMing experience is very scant but I did run a few GURPS games in college that lasted about 12-15 sessions each, and a one-shot Fantasy Wargaming game in high school, and that’s about it.

3) I can still see a lot of life in the campaign.  I have about half a dozen dungeons fully prepped, if I can count a few OPDs made by others.  I also have a vision of leaving the dungeon-crawling behind once all the PCs are close to the same level (5th-8th say) and doing some hex-crawling (“Telengard: Beyond Vinland” would be my provisional name for that — explore some of the weird new world!) and even domain management/mass battles after that, if there is interest.  Hrolf Kraki’s saga being a big influence there.

I can also see starting a new campaign in the same setting, taking place either before or after the current campaign, or in a different locale in the same world.

Anyway I’m looking forward to a break from DMing and getting to be a player again for a while.

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  1. Good to take a break every now and then. I’ll miss the reports, though.

    Best session write ups ever.

    • Thanks, Scott!


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