How Do You Pitch a Role-Playing Campaign Change?

October 19, 2009 | | Comments 5

This weekend I pitched a new campaign to my regular gaming group. Haaldaar runs a great 4th Edition undead-focused campaign in the Shadowfell for me and four other players. He has been running for the better part of a year and I offered to run something to give him a break. Since I am not a 4th Edition fan, I went looking for another game option. After some research, I decided to go with “Alpha Omega,” a post-apocalyptic fantasy setting from Mind Storm Labs.

I discussed it with Haaldaar and he agreed to let me pitch a different campaign. I prepared a short introduction to the world, the reasons behind the change and packed all of the books to game night. The pitch went well and I lent out my books to the players for review. I have not heard back yet if I was successful, but the initial feedback was “cautiously interested.” I will let you know how it goes.

I know that many long-term game groups cycle between campaigns and I wonder what “campaign pitch” approaches work for other groups. Is it formal and organized or organic and the change just happens? I am curious how other groups handle it.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer

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About the Author: Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.