At the weekend, we finished our long running D&D campaign. I’ve posted about it before on this blog, but now it has come to an end, I want to give it a send off. We played this campaign for ten years. A decade. Myself and one other player had the same characters from level 1 to 20 without dying. There were some near misses of course, but I feel as though I have achieved something here.
It has been a monster journey! It all Started before the new edition came out!
I cannot pinpoint one single moment as there has been so much to look back on, but here are a few events that stick in my mind:
The deck of many things – one character getting shoved off to another plane and then his soul trapped in a prison on another. Another character becoming a lord. Gaining stats, losing most our fortune and death turning up to try and claim my character only to be cleaved in half.
Going back in time to resurrect an ancient goddess so she can kick the ass of another ancient god.
A new paladin turning up to try and save the party only to have the party rush forward and smash the thing he was trying to save us from – no one else gets to be the hero. There were very real consequences.
The belt of gender change.
One of the players having his house smashed up by a lich in revenge for him smashing up the lich’s house and taking his smoking jacket – it was the ultimate in petty.
Fighting in a major battle.
Sending a Pit Fiend and Balor to guard the commissar without him knowing, only for them to thwart an assassination attempt on him by other demons. Those other demons got wrecked, and we got into trouble.
In the end, we destroyed the book that was trying to draw evil back to the game world. It was a hard fight, it was a good fight. We worked together to get the job done, despite mind controls, huge demons and stupid tentacles. My Barbarian struck the final blow, thus bringing the campaign to a close. She opted to return to Ptolus, while other party members decided to take different paths.
I thought it a fitting end to her. She returned to a city she knows and loves. She will protect it until her death. She also had a thing going with the prince of the city, so I like to think she became the ‘Pope’s’ wife too. There was a castle the party were building and she’ll spend her time training new adventurers and fighting off any new threats that might come at the place.
It has been a wonderful journey!
One thought on “The end of an era – Ptolus 3.5”
10 years is really impressive for a RPG campaign- I think the best I managed was 4 years with Vampire the Masquerade at the turn of the milienium. It must have been fantastic and rather bittersweet to end it.