So it all started when I was thinking about the next gaming session. I have just under two months to come up with some more story and decide what happens after the group’s choices from last time, etc. I start brainstorming a bit, and then I remember a diorama I did last year for one of the large encounters in the story. Now, I’m thinking I have left over materials hanging around and could probably create a new one. But…there’s no great encounter that could be a climax, so I don’t want to create one that’s kind of meaningless. The last one took me a lot of time to make.
Hmm, I bet I can cut down on that time a little. Cutting the foam board carefully and trying to get straight lines with the hot wire cutter took forever. Should I buy something that can cut large pieces in straight lines? Amazon tells me that I could totally get one! Oh wait, it’s not big enough for the foam board I have. Surely I can’t be the first person facing this issue…let’s see what Google has to say about it. What’s this? Instructions on how to build my own that can accommodate the large foam? Awesome! Although, it does look a little large. Where am I going to keep it when it’s not in use? It’s not like I have a ton of space in my house for it. Oh well, I suppose I’ll deal with crooked lines and wavy walls.
Wavy walls reminds me of waves. Should I incorporate another sailing adventure for the group? Oh…should I make some type of aquatic character – no never mind, that’s a terrible idea. But I dig the water-based theme…I think I’ll check out that Way of the Elements path the monk class has.
*30 minutes later*
Wow, this path option is kind of terrible. But I’ve never been one to min/max so I guess I’ll make it anyway. The RP aspects of the class really match up with the idea I’m trying to flesh out here. Ok, it’s final, I’m making one!
*another 30 minutes later*
I have to say, despite the poor choices in the class path, I think I like the character overall. I’m looking forward to getting a chance to play him! Since I’m in the RP mood, I’m going to read some RP news…let’s check Reddit. Lots of posts I haven’t read here…now which one looks interesting? Hey, here’s a guy asking for a list of all classes and races in 5e. I’m sure I have them all but I’ll take a look anyway. What do I see here? A community created alternative to the Way of the Elements path for the monk. I download it and check it out – it’s way better than the one in the book!
*30 minutes later*
I’ve redone my entire character so that it is using the new and improved Way of the Elements. I should input this new path into Fantasy Grounds for convenience though…
*1 hour later*
Well that’s finished. Oh, time to watch some TV before bed. Huh, I can’t even remember why I came down here in the first place…
That’s right, that was my night last night. I sat down to work on my campaign, and ended up doing everything except that. Oh well, still had fun! Maybe tonight I can get some work done on it. 🙂