Sorry for the complete lack of posts the last few days! My wife surprised me on Friday to say that we were taking the kids (ages 15, 12 and 1) to Disneyland over the three day MLK weekend. After whining about it for a while, I eventually cheered up and decided to go! Keep in mind, I'm not a big fan of hot weather, crass commercialism or large crowds, so theme parks are like the 7th layer of Hell for me. :)
Of course, I also got some gaming inspiration from the trip. The Mad Hatter was making his rounds, cackling as always. I think it would be cool to have a MH type of NPC in the dungeon. He could entice the players into joining him for some spiked tea, have them draw cards (with whimsical results), and grow steadily more and more menacing as the evening progresses. And Pirates of the Caribbean got me inspired to do something I've NEVER done before as a DM or player: run a full-bore nautical campaign. I could have the players run chaotic PC's aboard a pirate ship. It could include haunting melodies sung by long-dead pirates, caves full of treasure (much of it fake), sea monsters, undead, and major carousing! Yep, that sounds fun.
And the whole Indiana Jones temple got me thinking about buying and maybe running a Weird Adventures campaign set around the IJ series of movies. There's a lot of dungeon delving in those movies, not to mention magical artifacts, monsters, critters, evil NPC's, and traps & treasure by the bucketload.
All in all, a hell of a fun couple days.
Back to the blogging tomorrow.