How to Create a D&D Campaign: Ideas


Creating a D&D campaign is a long process, in this part we will discuss the first step: getting ideas.

We all know that premade campaigns or adventure modules are very well planned, have a logical sense and backstory, and provide great value, since they’re designed by a team of many proffessional people, but they’re a bit expensive and will limit you, in the way that you don’t get the chance to be creative.

Personally, I think that the best official D&D 5e modules are Curse of Strahd and Princes of the Apocalypse.

Anyways, this article is about creating campaigns and when you create a campaign, you don’t come up 100% with new ideas for everything because there’s already a system defined for races, classes, weapons, and everything else (unless you’re 100% Homebrewing).

The world they exist in, can be all yours, though. It can be totally invented by you, or it can be based in other ideas you get from movies, TV series, books, and modified to fit your own likings.

Throughout this article, I’ll use Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” to make reference on things, with this format.

Note: This is part 1 of my “How to Create a D&D Campaign Series”! I’ll be posting more, soon. Subscribe to my mailing list on the right sidebar, to keep in touch