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KISMET'S FIRST DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CAMPAIGN

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Related Links › leaf The City of Thandell leaf House Rules leaf A Sample of the Story
  leaf The Thandell Academy leaf Leadership in my Game leaf Our Game Journal
  leaf History & Lore of Thandell leaf A Cast List of NPCs leaf The Faerunian Calendar

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Art by Joakim Olofsson

Index and Introduction

When I first started to run D&D in early 2001, I had no previous DMing experience and no model to work from. I had only seen a few relatively fun D&D sessions and I had never gotten close to seeing a successful D&D campaign.  I was not entirely lost in the dark because I had the light of inspiration to guide me, and that light was able to carry me far.  Not everyone is so fortunate, however, and DMing is a very complex undertaking.  I realized quickly that I wanted to build this web site so I could explore D&D and share what I found.  I also wanted to offer information on my campaign as it progressed, not just for entertainment or exploration, but to give people an idea of how a campaign can be developed. 

My first campaign developed for over four years, though we took breaks to allow for for real life and other games. We had our fair share of fussing (as every group seems to), but we had a great time overall and always had the main campaign on standby. It was not brought to a proper end, but with so much of our old group missing, I don't know that I'll ever have the heart to run it again. And I don't have the heart to go through the articles below and put them all in the past tense; believe me, I've tried. So I will leave them up as an example, as a fun read, and as a pleasant reminder of how far we got.

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The City of Thandell: A city of my own creation, set in the Forgotten Realms

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The Thandell Academy: The Thandell Academy affiliation (as per the PHB II)

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History & Lore of Thandell: A sample of some local history and folklore

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House Rules: Assorted house rules developed for and used in our game

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Leadership in my Game: An in-depth look at how and why I implemented Leadership

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A Cast List of NPCs: A discussion about keeping track of NPCs, and an example of how to do it

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A Sample of the Story: A brief sample of our game's storyline from the earliest part of our campaign

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Our Game Journal: An in-character account of our whole of the game and advice on journals

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Our Campaign Calendar: A calendar of in-game events the PCs celebrated regularly

 

 
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