I’ll be spending the next couple of days in Mull, a wonderful island in the Hebrides, as my s/o wanted a nice treat for her birthday. Anyway I brought over just my dm notebook with S&W whitebox inside, hoping to put something on paper in the idle moments of wake while s/o sleeps. In the notebook is a postcard my parents gave me years ago, with a nice map of the island. it looked like an awesome place to host a campaign.
But I came here and ispiration did not. While it’s not really needed to write if you have method, it’s a great help. So I cracked the guidebook open.
Like, the island has:
- standing stones and stone circles, great for pagan sacrifices and odd rituals – burial cairns, for your favourite adventurer pasttime (looting tombs and having levels drained by angsty undeads)
- Magnus Barelegs, a viking, plundered the island. Would be nice to recover what he and his bunch of raiders stole
- island castles, or what’s left of them. They were owned by the Maclaine clan: Duart Castle, Moy Castle, Aros Castle, and by Loch Spelve is Dun Ara, overlooking the clan’s fleet of galleys. Somebody told me castles might have dungeons and treasures. I’d check just in case.
- the Lord of the Isles fought against his illegitimate son: the maclaine clan fought on the Lord side and lost the Battle of the Bloody Bay. Battle of the Bloody Bay is probably the badassest thing I’ve read in a long while.
Anyway, I guess I’ll set my next campaign here. I wonder what players will think of it. Interesting times await.