My RPG Campaigns
I have run several pen & paper role-playing games over the years. Some of the systems I've used include Dungeons & Dragons variants, Fudge, Eden Studios' Unisystem (namely the Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG), Big Eyes, Small Mouth (2nd edition), and the D6 System variants by West End Games. The games I have played vary from traditional fantasy to horror to science fiction.
(See also: My original campaign settings page for more detailed information on various settings.)
A lighthearted adventure game inspired by the animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
A somewhat more traditional high fantasy game, influenced by pulp and dark fantasy, using the Pathfinder RPG rules and set in the game's official setting.
A professor of archaeology disappears in mysterious circumstances while on a dig on Staten Island, New York. It is up to his son, a priest from the local church and an FBI agent to unravel the mystery. This was a mini-campaign spanning five sessions. Plot summaries may be found here.
A horror/action/adventure game set in a small, fictional town in rural England, about three men who are hired to protect the town from the forces of darkness. The game has its own page, containing background information and plot summaries.
A horror adventure spanning four sessions, much inspired by the Silent Hill video game series. Guests at a small resort in the middle of nowhere wake up one morning to find the hotel deserted, doors locked, bars on the windows, and strange creatures about... The story is available here.
Set (loosely) in the universe of the Hercules and Xena TV shows, and using West End Games' Hercules & Xena RPG rules, this game chronicles the deeds of three heroes, their battles against evil warlords and gods. The game wasn't finished, but whether I'll ever get back to it, I don't know. The story is available here: Season 1, Season 2.
Horror and action with a touch of anime and the X-Files, set in modern day USA. FBI agents investigating a series of murders get mixed up in what appears to be a battle between angels and a 'demon' who wants to purify the whole world with fire. Plot synopsis available here.
Angel Dream Intrigue
A slightly anime influenced fantasy game, in my own world called Hanashi. A mysterious monk gathers a party of adventurers for a strange quest to uncover the secrets of ancient Dream Mages. The game was never finished, but has been on hiatus for years. Plot synopsis and world description are available in Finnish only.
This was a little world designed specifically for traditional dungeon crawl. I used the setting for a few one shots and short-lived campaigns for Dungeons & Dragons (the classic 'basic set') and occasional curiosities like Tunnels & Trolls.
Star Wars (1990's)
I've run a few Star Wars games over the years, with the West End Games rules. They weren't very long-lived though.
One of my first longer games was a Dragonlance campaign, using AD&D 2nd Edition rules. I begun a second campaign at one point, but it never got further than a couple sessions.
Back when I first read Terry Brooks's The Sword of Shannara, I thought the amusingly cliched story would make for a good D&D game, so I ran the entire story as a game for my group. I've also run a short game loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness.
Original game settings and related stories referenced on this page are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. You are granted permission to distribute and modify material, as long as you credit me, Ben B. Bainton, as the original author and distribute it or any derivative works under a similar license.