The Fallen Lands

I’ve created an Obsidian Portal site for my online Fallen Lands campaign. My Sunday group has actually switched to doing 5e Phandelver on Roll20 during the quarantine, but I fell in with a new group that was playing OD&D and they expressed interest in playing a second night a week with me refereeing. People have a lot of time on their hands thanks to the pandemic.

So far we’re three sessions in, with the next session scheduled for tomorrow, (Wednesday the 26th of August, 2020). I’m using Dan Collin’s Original Edition Delta house rules, which smooths out some of the rough bits of the white box edition, plus some house rules of my own, mostly swiped from the bits Dungeon Crawl Classics that I can’t really do without any more.

It seems to be going well, and it’s a real pleasure to run compared to some of the later, fancier editions. Even 5e, which does away with a lot of the cruft, and with support of some excellent tools in Roll20, feels like heavy lifting compared to OED. But more on that later.

3 thoughts on “The Fallen Lands

  1. Sounds neat! I haven’t used a wiki to organize a game before. Any particular reasons or tips for someone thinking about using one?

    What is it about the additions from DCC and that makes them feel vital?

    1. Obsidian Portal (at least at the Ascendant level) combines an easy to configure wiki with an adventure log/blog, calendar, email notification system, which makes it handy for online campaigns. I’d tried it and other wikis before to organize my campaign info, but for face-to-face gaming it seemed like I was the only one to even look at it. For online gaming I can stick handouts, XP awards, characters and such in it and actually consult it as we play.

      As for the DCC additions to the house rules, that’s the subject of my next post

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