Beyond the Keep on the Borderlands
B/X Dungeons & Dragons Campaign
As the mid to late 80's approached that group began to fragment as childhood friends do with heading off to college and other post-high school pursuits. Some of stayed in touch (and still do) and Jeff and I in particular did. Jeff had landed eventually in North Carolina and at the time I was way up in the rural high country mountains of Colorado. We were/are both pretty tech-nerd savvy and after a bit of noodling around, we discovered Roll20.
Hommlet at the base of the Kron Hills near the City of Verbobonc in Veluna to investigate reports of
bandits and other evil that seem to be gathering around the site of the infamous Temple of Elemental Evil laid to waste some 13 years previous (T1-4). As of this writing, the group has gotten settled in Hommlet and to some extent Nulb, has cleared out the ruined moathose and the caverns beneath it and learned of the ToE's growing return to it's evil ways, has investigated the compound of the ruined temple itself, and has now had four or five forays into the dungeons and catacombs beneath and is beginning to realize that there is a whole lot more than meets the eye here.
that players have come from all over - usually mostly the United States (mostly due to time zones) but also from New Zealand, the UK, Mexico, Belize, and Brazil (I think) While nothing beats a face-to-face game session of any type, the ability to gather people from near and far and all meet on a virtual tabletop is a pretty great close second. It also expands game opportunities for those that may not have them which at times has been me in the past. And it connects us socially in ways we didn't have before; usually my every other Monday night session of Beyond the Keep on the Borderlands starts with us all shooting the breeze and wistfully reliving adventures gone by, complaining about the latest iteration of D&D and other games not being as good as the old ones (the "those damn kids" discussions), and generally laughing more than playing for 30 minutes to an hour.