Unused D&D game ideas, the series!

Sometime last year, I posted somewhere (probably Twitter) that I had a handful of D&D campaign ideas kicking around and no outlet for them. I said that if I didn’t use them, I was going to post them so maybe someone else could. And now I’m running a Pathfinder game and it’s great! But these ideas I had were better suited to one-shots, and I’m running Rise of the Runelords, so I still haven’t used them.

Regardless, I’m going to make good on my threat. I’m going to post them. As I said, all of them are better suited for short-term games, either one-shots, or limited settings.  I almost used one of them and it is the most filled-out, the rest are just general directions, themes, or plots. Like, I’d have a particular rule or class that I’d want to explore and practice, and write the game around that. As I haven’t played any of these, I can’t guarantee any of them are even fun. I envisioned running these in D&D 3.5, so D&D 3.5 or Pathfinder are the preferred mechanics, but most of them are such loose concepts that they can probably be easily used with another fantasy game.

Ever since playing in a long-term weekly D&D campaign over 10 years ago, I can’t help but associate “D&D night” with Thursdays, so they’re going up on Thursdays starting in October. I don’t have a ton, but I’ll at least make it through that month. So mark your calendars!