Like manna from Washington…
I was sitting at work today, instant messaging Vanir about some post ideas for the site. I continued to lament the same stuff I wrote about last time, complaining about how coming up with original ideas and the time to play lately has been difficult. I needed inspiration, and I found some inside a FedEx box from Seattle, WA.
Tasty, tasty inspiration
As if someone was monitoring my blog watching for me to desperately cry out, we got a review copy of both Martial Power 2 and the Underdark supplement. Without even a breath, Stupid Ranger ripped right in to the Martial Power 2 book looking for new goodies for our Warlord and Ranger to use. I was on my way out to karate practice at the time, but I did grab the Underdark book and look inside quickly. A scan of the Table of Contents provided the required keywords I was looking for “Denizens of…” and “New Monsters”.
And that’s only the start. Since my campaign has just entered the Underdark, this book was tailormade for me to drop all sorts of terrible stuff on my players the next time we get together. I started reading the “Geography of the Underdark” section to decide how much retrofitting I would need to do to make this campaign guide sing in my current game (not much, hooray!) and I was happy to see that there are several new Terrain Features, including a section on the emotional effects of adventuring in the Underdark.
I am excited about this book. Expect to see much more from this supplement as I unleash it upon my unwitting players. Mwhahaha!