Hi there! And welcome back to Enderra. It was nice to take a break but what can I say. I missed this – blogging, writing, worldbuilding, and above all, roleplaying.
However, this site won’t continue quite the same from a few years ago. I think I was trying to do too many things all at once. As I get older, I simply do not have the time – or the energy – to do everything. Focus is a Good Thing™.
As I currently envision it, this site will be about the following:
- First and foremost, Enderra itself. Enderra is my personal fantasy world, first developed in 1992 (yes, thirty years ago!). It went through two previous versions that saw extensive play. Over the years, I have learned a lot, tastes change, and I think I can do better. Instead of patching Enderra with band-aids, I will tear it down and start from scratch. I will develop a more modern, more interesting Enderra. And while fluff is nice, I will try to make each and every “lore post” actionable, i.e. something another game master can import into their campaign and use. (We’ll see how well that works.)
- Worldbuilding. As I develop Enderra, I will discuss what I am doing, and how, and why. If you’re an experienced worldbuilder or game-master, I’d love to hear your perspective on my methods and madness. If you’re new, I hope there is something for you to learn. Either way, please don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition: I recently signed up for an online D&D campaign – a West Marches styled one – and it’s fun. While I am an experienced gamer and D&D player (and Dungeon Master), I am new to D&D 5th Edition – so I expect to post about my experiences with that, and thoughts on what I like, what I do not like, what I’d change, and above all, how it all relates to Enderra.
- And maybe, just maybe, I’ll actually get to run a game set in Enderra at some point.
This is not to say I won’t cover other topics. I can imagine posting about something a little more “meta” now and then, or something that only somewhat relates to building Enderra or playing Dungeons & Dragons in some way. And I used to write stories set in Enderra, maybe I’ll bring that back at some point. But even so, those posts should be the exception rather than the rule. Most notably, other settings, such as my Science Fiction universe, will not be covered here. No matter how much I love that setting (and I have a lot of material for it), mixing Science Fiction and Fantasy like that seems to be a major distraction.
I’m excited to start a new chapter, and I hope you’ll join me on this journey. Let’s find out where it takes us.