War of the Burning Sky – the online campaign

After last Friday’s successful inaugural session with my new online D&D group, we did split the eight-player group in two.  Five of the players are remaining in the game with me as DM, continuing at level 1.  We started last week by running a one-shot Living Forgotten Realms adventure, which was fun and all, but I don’t really want to stay in the Realms for the rest of the campaign (mainly because I don’t know Forgotten Realms very well).

I was planning to go with a homebrew adventure that I had written eight years ago under 3.0 rules, but I abandoned that idea when I discovered that the plot hook for my adventure is exactly the same as the plot hook for last week’s adventure – the party is hired by a noble to recover a family heirloom that was stolen.  Seriously, the SAME THING!  I also realized that the setup was the best part of my own adventure, and yet that was the one part that would really need to be changed.

War of the Burning Sky logoIn searching for another campaign idea, I came across the War of the Burning Sky.  This is a campaign published by the people at EN World and free to any “community supporter” on the site (that is, a subscriber).  I had read good things about the campaign, and glancing at the materials myself, it looked pretty interesting. I proposed it to the party, and they were fine with the idea.

And so our story begins: OnlineDM’s online game delves into…


Stay tuned for recaps of how it all goes.  And if anyone has run this campaign before and has advice for me, I’d love to hear it!

2 thoughts on “War of the Burning Sky – the online campaign

  1. This is a really cool series of posts. I’ve been thinking of running an online campaign for some time and reading your blog has kick started my planning. I’m not a programmer but have found your posts on macros understandable and helpful.

    I’m looking forward to hearing how your campaign goes. Best of luck!

  2. @Argent – Thanks so much for the comment! It’s exciting to hear that someone has found my blog to be useful. If you run into any trouble with setting up macros or anything else in MapTool, feel free to contact me for help.

    Good luck, and good gaming!

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