Reuel ~ Campaign Setting

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

I have finally hit upon the name for my campaign setting, Reuel. It is inspired and in honor of J.R.R.Tolkien. Reuel was a family name for Tolkien and has a nice ring to it. I’ve read conflicting views on how much of an influence Tolkien’s work is on Dungeons and Dragons. It matters little to me what anyone has to say on this point. One thing I can testify is that the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings was my introduction into fantasy literature. Tolkien painted the picture of a world that is eminently suited for exploring. His works are but one of many influences for me. Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughts are also two writers I hold in high esteem. The tales of the Cimmerian and the adventures of Tarzan are what made me love tabletop roleplaying.

So, you ask, what does this have to do with me? Well, I plan on expanding my campaign world and adding bits and pieces here and there. I you gain inspiration from it, then I am glad.

Now, I will need to figure out the best way to present the information. I’m really liking the idea of short stories. I think that much of the flavor of a setting can be evoked in this manner. I know that my expertise is not in playing the role of an old school sage. I’ve played Dnd and many other rpgs over the years, about 40 years or more, but I’m not any kind of authority. So, I’ll just have to see where this takes me. Any suggestions or comments would glady be appreciated.

More to come,


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