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Is this a good idea?

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I've had an idea for a campaign world floating around in my head for the better part of ten years. Its an idea thats always there but as soon as I get close I start to get uneasy about it. You see, this idea is out of my usual pulp sword and sorcery genre and that is disconcerting to me. For some reason as much as I want create it, I just chicken out.

Here is the basic idea:

Add 1 part collapsing Roman Empire
Add 1 part wild west
Add 1 part Steampunk
Add 1 part H.P Lovecraft
Add 1 part Harry Potter (at least the idea of vast magical institutions)

Mix all ingredients and hope for the best.

I envision a vast empire struggling for its last breath. As the empire dies new masters are claiming their stake in the once rich and now unprotected outer provinces. With the diffusion of power new technologies are birthed unaffected by Imperial stagnation, and while the old world crumbles a new one is born.

The old world is still there of course. Some with old world values have become more rigi…

Viking Dad - Some Shameless Self Promotion

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I debated whether to post this, and then I figured what the hell. Most of the rpg bloggers and readers will probably get a kick out of this. You see, for the better part of a year I have been working on a comedy web video project... about a viking... dad.

It all started last summer at my friends cottage. We had been drinking, which is a standard cottage endeavor as everyone knows. Well the drinking led into a who would win in a fight debate, which degenerated into a "my dad, can kick your dad's ass" debate, which degenerated further into a "my dad is a freakin' ninja and your dad's a pussy" debate. Somewhere in this mess of dad insults and mayhem, my friend Suzanne said "well my dad's a viking and a viking can kick anyones ass", to which I replied "a viking. Viking Dad". Just the name Viking Dad made us laugh, and alas our hero was born.

I can't say much more but everything will be revealed in the show itself. This is the pro…