Yíknow, I probably donít need to be making another game, but this idea bit me, hard, the other night at workÖ and it said it needed to be played, now.
The city of MajíDul, Jewel of the Desert, has been a center of travelers, adventurers and fortune seekers for decades. Surrounded by the ruins of an ancient civilization, people arrive nearly daily to brave the dangers of the dunes and the tombs beneath them in search of fabulous wealth and glory.
However, something strange happened thisÖ morning. The sun rose, and thenÖ it stopped. Just above the horizon, at 6:43 AM. Itís just hanging there, frozen. All of the clocks stopped, too, magical and mechanical. They seem to be in perfect working orderÖ they just donít move on their own. Everything works just fineÖ but people arenít arriving in the city. And anyone who leaves doesnít come back.
Itís been like this for nearly three weeks, as far as we can tell. The cityís nearly in a panic. Foodís running low, though weíve augmented our stores with magic. People are disappearing, and fights are breaking out in the street. We havenít heard a word from the outside world.
And, in the quiet hours, you can hear something stirring, deep beneath the city, a low thud, like a massive creatureís heavy breathing.
Iím looking for players for my campaign-in-planning, ďIn One Day.Ē Using the D&D v3.5 system, players will start at 4th level. Iím still debating as to what books Iíll allow, mostly because Iím still trying to read through all of the new ones I picked up. For now, Iíll probably stick to the books closest to the Core; the Complete series, Spell Compendium, PHB/DMG 2, as well as the basic core, although Iíd be willing to consider a few others.
Players will be assumed to already be in the city, though already being acquainted before it opens isnít a requirement. Iím looking to keep this low-mid level, so itíll probably end around 8th level, if not sooner. Itíll be fairly dungeon-crawl, though with opportunities for social encounters. The entire campaign will take place in the city and the dungeon beneath it, so Iíd recommend against anything mounted, or requiring wide, open, outdoors to be effective.
Sexiness level will be mostly player driven; this gameís partly testing grounds for my regular group, though that doesnít mean I wonít give it my full attention here, but it does mean thereíll be little or no plot-related sexing.
Iím looking to keep the group small, at most 5 players, preferably 3-4. Iíd like to say Iíll post frequently, but the odds are, Iíll post twice a day, at most; mid-morning, perhaps, and definitely late at night. I am looking for players who can post at least daily (Thatís not too much to ask, right?), in order to keep the plot moving.
If anyone has questions or comments, Iíll be glad to answer them, or you can send me a PM, Iím always on top of those.