What Is ‘Frost Rhealm’
Two and a half years ago, I returned to D & D (I hadn’t really played since the early 2000’s), one of my greatest passions.
I began playing in the 80’s, then again in the 90’s, a blend of Basic/Expert & A D & D.
I was the Dungeon Master for two campaigns, but ran a handful of other Sessions, and was only a Player a couple Sessions here and there.
In 2017 I joined the D & D Twitter Community, and found out about 5e.
I never really got into 2e (Though I owned the books), and the other Editions seemed a bit too complicated/bogged down for me.
Partly because I’m not a big reader, also because I feel Rules are meant to bring Realism to games, but when I was a Teenager, I found that groups that I wasn’t running would spend 80% of the time arguing over rules.
For me Stories are all about Characters, Character Development, Story, and Story Scope… And I applied the same philosophy to Roleplaying/D & D.
I’m definitely not saying that there’s only one way to Roleplay/Play D & D, this is just the way I played.
That said, when I was exposed to 5e, I was blown away by the rules.
I quickly purchased a Players Guide, and initiated a group with some people I knew.
Until I fully understood the rules, I wasn’t going to DM (Dungeon Master), though the majority of my D & D had been me as Dungeon Master.
Also, I never used Modules, I created Homebrew Campaigns/Material.
Once I started to play D & D again, and connect with the D & D Community, I started a Vlog, and started doing Videos of discussing my Homebrew Creating Process.
Which led to ‘Frost Rhealm’
Which led me to considering Publishing ‘Frost Rhealm’ as a Module.
Several months later, I stepped away from Social Media, and though I kept playing D & D, I stopped working on my ‘Frost Rhealm’ Module.
At the end of 2017 the group I was in ended, and several months later, I picked up the 5e Dungeon Masters Guide, and began a new Campaign with me as the Dungeon Master.
It was a one person Campaign, but I run many Group Member NPC’s, they just don’t make the big decisions.
A year later, I found myself missing the D & D Community, and returned to Social Media/Twitter.
Threw up a few Vlogs, but mainly have continued playing my One Person Campaign, but also picked up my ‘Frost Rhealm’ Module, and poured a bunch more time into it.
For 2 or 3 months, I created and Published some NPC’s on DMsGuild and DriveThruRPG, but ‘Frost Rhealm’ was my main focus.
Once the content was largely complete, I knew I needed Art and Maps for the Module to look right.
But first I needed to generate some Funds for it.
Once I did that, I hired an Artist by the name of Allen Childers, met with him, and began what would be a 10 Drawing Project.
I then met with a Cartographer (Map Maker), but couldn’t quite afford the costs.
Also, I loved this Picture I came across…
by an Artist who goes by Ryky, it really made me think of ‘Frost Rhealm’, so I purchased the Rights to use it on my Cover etc.
Here’s the Art Allen has done for me so far! (Plus Ryky’s Piece)
I also Interviewed myself about the Project if you’re interested in more Details about ‘Frost Rhealm’ Itself
And created a Audio Trailer for it here
I’ve been so happy with Allen’s Art, that I decided I want to try and generate Funds for 10 more pictures (Slideshow below)
If you’d like to Contribute towards More Art, here’s the Link
At this point I need to figure out the Maps, Allen has 6 more Images to Create, and I need to work on the overall look of the Interior.
Thanks for checking out ‘What Is Frost Rhealm’!