Well, I'm gonna do my part to save the earth! I'm going to start by recycling campaign settings!
Like a lot of people who have been into fantasy gaming for 20+ years, I've got a huge pile of notes on my main homebrew campaign world, which has seen quite a few adventures and had a heaping dose of "development" over the years. However, as I went back recently to see about reviving the old girl for another spin, I realized she had developed a few problems:
- Clairmont (or maybe Carter) Syndrome, resulting from too many "important" plot threads dropped by the PCs (including some that really should have ended the world already), resulting in
- Continuity lockout for new players.
- Both of these, moreover, were the end-result of trying to turn the campaign into a Jordanesque BIG EPIC FANTASY in my college years.
- There just wasn't that much left that was original about the world that I wanted to work with.
So I'm salvaging them, recycling them into the backdrop of a new campaign world, along with all of my old favorite modules and quite a few dungeon and wilderness maps.
All authors, whether professional or amateur, steal from someone. Might as well start burglarizing my own home.
Hat tip: Making B2 Green