In 2010 I created a new campaign world to use for a limited arc of adventures, the building of which I detailed in this Workshop thread on Dragonsfoot. My intention was to run a limited number of adventures across a series of worlds. Each would be, in essence, a mini-campaign setting intended for short term use. Shahrivar was the first one I built. Turns out it was the only one I built.
This adventure arc started with Module WG4, The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, which I last DM'd about 25 years ago. The second time I ran it was as much fun as the first, so instead of moving on to other things I changed the arc to be giant driven, and decided to run several more adventures in Shahrivar. It was fun but my players and I are all ready to move onto other things. To wrap up the arc I wrote The Giants of Tharizdun, both as a logical conclusion to the arc and as an homage to Gary Gygax.
A couple of people who post their campaign journals on Dragonsfoot inspired me to write a campaign journal, Predavolk and PaladinesAngel. The campaigns and writing styles are different, and I enjoy both.
Predavolk is the DM of his campaign and has been publishing his journal since 2005:
PaladinesAngel is the player in a series of campaigns and has published journals for each. Her DM is a killer DM who has TPKd numerous parties. While this is not my style of play, I like her prose:
Since I enjoy both sets of campaign journals so much, I decided to emulate them and my CJ, which is a fictionalize version of the events that occur during play.
Note: Anyone who thinks this isn't work is clueless. It takes about as long to write up the adventure as it did to play it! :-)
We completed the Giants of Tharizdun in November 2011 and started on the next one.
Copyright 2013 Bryan Fazekas