Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dreamlands: Thoughts on a Campaign Setting


The Big Map. More fine tuning and details to come.
When pondering possible campaign settings for the Blood and Treasure and Bloody Basic gaming systems, it struck me that I have yet to see a really good treatment of H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories for use in an RPG. One used as a self-contained campaign world, and not just as a possible side-quest for Call of Cthulhu or similar. So I figured I would tinker around with this wonderful setting, and see where it takes us.
For those who don't know, the Dream Cycle stories were a fantasy series written by Lovecraft, that thought dark, was far more fanciful than grim as in his later works. The Dreamlands are a parallel dimension to ours, and is peopled with fanciful creatures and exotic extremes of Earthly peoples and societies. However it is fully a world in its own right and not an airy world lacking in peril. Both dreams and nightmares aplenty dwell here.
So I will be posting setting details, peoples, races and monsters. So stay tuned!

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I saw Eternity the other night,
Like a great ring of pure and endless light
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