From: RJPugh@???.com Date: Sun, 27 Nov 1994 17:44:23 -0500 Subject: Re: New ideas for an old world.
Rather than destroy Toril, what if you used an "alternate reality" scenario? The various incarnations of Star Trek have beaten this to death, but it still works. For reasons that are up to you, the PC's have been thrown into this alternate reality, where Toril *was* broken into a cluster world, using one of the scenarios you mentioned. One route you could use is a parallel prime material plane. In this, the PC's wake up one day and realize that everything is different. Perhaps they are staying in a small village somewhere, and are en route to Waterdeep. The village looks the same, but after they go down the road, they realize that they have reached the end of the world, and there is a spelljammer port in front of them! "Hey! That isn't on the map! There's supposed to be a mountain there!" In this kind of campaign, the PC's may be trying to get back to their own cont inuium. If you want to be more daring, use an alternate timeline. Something "went wrong" in the past, shattering Toril to bits. The PC's, perhaps with the help of a powerful patron like Elminster, are sent back in time to put things right. You should only use this if you know the history of the relms intimately. Perhaps during the Time of Troubles, a powerful artifact was mis-used by some wacko wizard or over ambitious Dracolich, and Toril was blown apart as a result. Elminster sends the PC's back in time some thirty or fourty years, shortly before the Time of Troubles, when Toril was whole. Their mission? Find that artifact and *destroy it!* Elminster might even send a letter to himself telling himself to send the PC's back into their own time when their mission is complete, or he could assist using a spell that lets him communicate with them, sort of like "Al" from Quantum Leap. Did I lay that on a little too thick? That's what I was afraid of. :) Richard The Bard of Wildspace
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