I was perusing the group today and ran across Mark Tygart’s dungeon starter called “Epic Fantasy” I think it is great. But it prompted a question for me in regards to campaigns:
These starters have all these great questions. In the one referenced there is “How did you learn of the flaming sword?”
It never occurred to me to use these mid-campaign. Does anyone/everyone do this?
Let me give an example from my own campaign. Two of the characters broke into an occupied city via an old smugglers tunnel. The other two tried to bluff their way through the city gate. The two at the gate got captured. The two that got in from the tunnel are waiting in a pub. So the current situation is that the two in the pub don’t “know” that the others are captured.
To break the dead lock I was thinking of using questions from another Dungeon Starter (The Escape) to move the action back into media res
Have the two that are free start in the dungeon where the captured ones are kept. And use those starter questions to get the thing going “after what you did to the guard, will he live?” And go from there. Cut out the part where they have to discover their pals are captured.
Thoughts? Other ideas?