Just some campaign musings…
I read a lot of RPG material to generate ideas. In my one-on-one campaign my player established a red dragon named Kurdan Flamespitter, so I was reading through the D&D 3.5 Dragons of Eberron for inspiration and found a section about the different roles of dragons. I settled on “guardian” because I like the idea that Barbie (my player) THINKS Kurdan is just an evil red dragon, but in truth Kurdan Flamespitter is guarding something in the Fire Mountains (so named because of lots of volcanoes). I didn’t know what yet, but probably some MacGuffin.
Then, I was prepping Death Frost Doom (again) and realized that THAT is what Kurdan is guarding – the Duvan’Ku shrine high on the Frozen Peaks of Fire Mountain so that no-one can unleash the evil therein! I will have to change very little in DFD to make this work, so I’m super excited! The MacGuffin will be in a room in the shrine (probably 22, per the suggestion in DFD).
I don’t know if Barbie’s characters, Josephina, will even go there, but prepping that chunk of the game has helped me create several pieces of plot-point information for SL or DR rolls. She’s entering a library tonight and, while she’s looking for a specific piece of information about an abandoned village, I hope to be able to weave some of this in. If not, I still have it in my back pocket for later 🙂