It’s occurred to me that I’ve not had a chance to run a truly full-length fantasy campaign. My forte seems to be grounded in the realm of Horror with the World of Darkness. Sure I’ve had a chance to run Exalted once in a while, but I’ve yet to complete a full campaign of anything remotely Fantasy-ish that doesn’t involve Samurai in some shape or form.
So… it’s time to address this moral failing.
I’m looking for a good fantasy game, and I’m relying on you guys to sell me on one. I’ve already got a few PDFs to work with, including Fantasy Craft, and I also have the corebooks of D&D 4e, but what I need are ideas. What are the most memorable Fantasy campaigns that you guys have played, and why? Were there specific elements that made it awesome, or was it just something your characters did (or were allowed to do?)
If you guys are the GMs tell me about the System, the Campaign conceits, the little tweaks you made to make a campaign awesome. Was it the “Our Elves are not Elves as you know it” angle? Or maybe your Dwarves are actually cannibalistic, cave-dwelling evolutionary offshoots of mankind? Maybe the game revolved around playing traditional “monster” races, fighting for survival against the racial purge led by the races of Man, Elf and Dwarf?
Tell me of your genres and time periods. Was it a story of cavemen vs dinosaurs? Brave renaissance-era explorers trapped in an Aztec-inspired locale populated by Kobolds and Lizardmen that are all too eager to sacrifice your hearts in a fire to their unspeakable gods? Or was it an anime-inspired campaign roughly cribbed from Lodoss War and Slayers?
Time to go all out and sell me on your ideas. I’m a man hungry for inspiration, and you’ve got the apron around your waist and a spatula in your hand. Feed me.