We all decided to start this D&D 3.5 game mostly because I sensed we were getting bored of Shadow Run. So I started prepping with little enthusiasm. I figured this would be another game people really didn’t take seriously (well… as seriously as you can take a game…) and I would spend hours a week prepping so we can goof off game night and not really use anything I had prepped. Not that I mind the goofing off, I rather enjoy the down time, but I feel a sort of drive to make use of my work. All of this was unfounded, however, since we had one of our better games that night.
The players we ALL interested, most everyone had their character sheets ready to go, and even the ones that didn’t actually had a DESIRE to do it right! Amazing. This did a lot to rekindle my passion for making awesome games. I’ll try to impart some of the design thinking into this text without giving too much away for the players.