I started DMing a 4th edition campaign for my friends right when it came out. We went through Keep on the Shadowfell and tangled with Kalarel, then I wrote a bunch of original content that took the players all the way through the endgame. Toward the end of this multi-year campaign the players had begun to hint at an interest in possibly trying a new campaign setting, but none of us had any idea how to make that break organically. Then it hit me!
During the 'final' battle with Orcus the Wizard got a natural 20 on one of his dailies. Suddenly, a relatively mundane item that the characters had been carrying around the whole campaign (a…Read more