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Newbiespud 7th Mar 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
Now, before you ask, no, our players aren't going to see the one BIG spoiler that the second scenario implies.

Though can you tell I can't wait to rid myself of that restriction?? How have I made it seven and a half years so far with mainly now-one-third of the series?!

Anyway, Story Time about next-generation campaigns or sequel-with-new-characters campaigns? Have we already done that one? I'm sure it's come up...


Bed Head 7th Mar 2019, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Every campaign I've run since my first Pathfinder campaign (The Carrion Crown AP for those curious) has been a "next-generation" game because of one character: Spider Castle.

This was the game that introduced one of my friends to D&D-style roleplaying games, and like most players he decided to make something fun and over-the-top. In his case he wanted a bard, but someone that acts more like a rock star than the traditional "Lute and poetry" kind. He was tough, good in a fight, enchanted his lute to sound like an electric guitar, wore spiked leather armor, and (as bards are want to do) slept with anything that had two legs and a nice rack.

Yes, the saying is normally "Two legs and a pulse", but considering he got it on with a vampire...

At anyrate, that was just my friend being my friend. However, literally every character he's made since then (and a few characters other players in my group made) have been descendants (usually bastard children) of Spider Castle. I ran a pirate game, three of the PC's were unknowingly half-siblings (an Aasimar, a Tiefling, and a Half-orc). For the "Jade Regent" adventure path we got an Oread (basically part earth-elemental) samurai. Now I'm running a Starfinder campaign where two of the PC's are very (very very very...) distantly related because of their connection to Spider Castle.

It's a running joke around my tables now. Any human or human-descended character could be what we've dubbed a "Spider Spawn". Any my group and I think it's the most hilarious thing ever.
Platonix 7th Mar 2019, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Early in the 4e module "Thunderspire Labyrinth", the party encounters a group of slavers called the Blood Reavers. In my group, after the PCs finished killing every last Blood Reaver in the Blood Reaver base, they decided this meant the PCs now owned both the base and the title of Blood Reavers. From that day forward, the Blood Reavers Adventurer's Guild and Real Estate Agency was born; the group would invade the lairs of evil NPCs and organizations in the course of their adventures, then clean up the lairs and rent them out to hopefully-less-evil tenants.

Most parties we put together in 4e or Pathfinder are now, by default, junior members of the Blood Reavers Adventurer's Guild.
Digo Dragon 7th Mar 2019, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Wait, subsequent parties are automatically made junior members of the guild? Are you saying that future parties are given... BRAGing rights? :3
Borg 7th Mar 2019, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
I hate you and I love you.
ANW 7th Mar 2019, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
Poll time.
Favorite main group.
Mane 7(spike included)
Young 6
High 7
Classic Steve 7th Mar 2019, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
By "High 7" you mean the ancients? Eh, I still have to go with the Mane 7. Especially if you're not including Starlight.
albedoequals1 7th Mar 2019, 11:26 AM