Ansalon/Krynn Jun 28, 2018 21:05:33 GMT
Post by flamingcouches on Jun 28, 2018 21:05:33 GMT
Greetings to anyone who's come across this thread. I recently got intrigued with the vast expanse of Dungeons and Dragons stories (I had played a little bit of DnD beforehand but had no idea the storyline and world was so vast and immense, nor did I really know what I was doing at the time), and decided I might try building a Magic set from it. ...Or multiple, which will probably be the eventual case -- I'm aware of how large the collection of stories is.
I got interested in this via my Magic playgroup, the host of which was giving away a huge set of DnD chronicles, given to him for free by WoTC (The playgroup is sponsored by them, which is very nice). I was recommended the Dragonlance chronicles to begin with and so I begin my exploration of the universe there. I so far have finished the first book of the trilogy - Dragons of Autumn Twilight - as well as several chapters of the second, and it was at this point I decided to try and create a set around it, to enhance my understanding of the lore and also to have some fun.
However, because I'm so new to the world (and to official setbuilding) I will probably need some advice and assistance getting started.
To review the main information I have gathered so far about the place from the one book I have read (and the map provided with it), and draw my conclusions from it:
-The world appears to be titled Ansalon, and so if I were to create one set I would probably name it that. Additional sets would probably be named similarly to the relationship between Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan, although I haven't read enough to be able to conclude what it might be named. I intend to cross that bridge when I get to it.
-The story takes place between Qualinesti and Newsea, some time after the Cataclysm (of which I know few details aside from the fact that man betrayed the gods) and as such I know not of the locations on the map farther away and times before or after at this time.
-The main characters of the protagonist party (looking at the front of the book) are Tanis Half-Elven, Sturm Brightblade, Goldmoon, Riverwind, Raistlin Majere, Camaron Majere, Flint Fireforge, and Tasslehoff Burrfoot. I'm aware of others but their names don't come to mind at the moment and I don't want to look through the book to search for them. I can provide the details of the characters for ideas if need be.
This all being said, some advice of any kind would be greatly appreciated -- particularly on set name, symbol ideas, how much of the DnD story I should cover in a single set, etc.