The Prep in Progress entries are short summaries of my prep for my on-going campaign The Tales of the Hero Wars.
As the weekend approaches, then the requirement to have enough prep to run the game increases. There are a couple of potential encounters readied, but then we have the long-awaited arrival at Karn’lothra. As I discovered with Viking, the initial prep for an entire island can entail a lot of work. Even when taking text from a published source, there is plenty to be done. I am tweaking the text to fit better with our game, and overall I am making good progress.
Currently, I have enough to take the Heroes through their approach to the Isle and their first impressions. There are a couple of points of interest to see, so it is not as straight forward as just sailing into the harbour. To my surprise, however, this phase of the story led me into both history and mythology. Thus, there are two myths relating to the island, and some history, for Players to read. Pulling together the handouts did take longer than I would have liked, yet I am hopeful that my efforts here will enhance the experience and add further depth to the setting. If nothing else, it will give me a few more pages to add to the Wiki.