The Cave of Worlds Campaign Blog


Cast of Characters

There are 109 portals in the Cave of Worlds, and an unknown number of other universes which are reachable through secondary portals in some of those worlds. Some of those worlds are based on books, movies, or TV shows; others are original, or represent a concatenation of similar game-worlds or genres. Basically, I opened up the back of my head (and my library) and put in whatever seemed interesting and fun.

I rarely identify the worlds by name or source material in these session writeups for two reasons: First, because the players may not have recognized some of the worlds, and they could (and probably will) read this. Second, I hope that it might be fun for readers to try to guess what sources the worlds are based on! But in fairness, my sources are sometimes very obscure. I like old books, and often relatively unknown ones. I'll note when a world is original or based on an unpublished source.

Some of the sessions were never written up, unfortunately (I'm going to try to be better about that in the future). When it's necessary to make sense of the ongoing plot, I'll write fill-ins from memory. Fortunately we have the best note-taker of all time in the group - she literally records every single action - so some day it may be possible to expand the writeups a bit.

I should note that I also post private non-player information and ask for suggestions to a couple of restricted circles on Google Plus; they're restricted since they include information that the players mustn't have. I've also done a few video "writeups" there, when I'm too tired to try to type it all up. If you're interested, drop me a line.

This is an ongoing project. I'll keep posting past sessions until I'm caught up, and then I'll stay current. Since I have three years worth of writeups to post, though, this could take a while!

Or even longer. But I post a lot of writeups and video blog entries to my Google Plus account, specifically to my RuneQuest and Roleplaying circles. If you'd like to be added to them, let me know.

Update 12/18/2014: Unfortunately it's now 99% certain that the campaign is over, without (sadly) reaching any sort of conclusion. I'm a little bitter, but I will GM again when I can find enough players. I may even reuse this setting; it's a hell of a lot of fun.

Session #2, 07/09/2011 - The Beginning

Session #3, 07/18/2011 - Angst (and Baboons) In Paradise

Session #4, 08/01/2011 - A New, Scary World

Session #5, 08/08/2011 - Something's Rotten In Apple Lane

Session #6, 08/14/2011 - Roasting Apples and Zero Goodbyes

Session #7, 08/20/2011 - Home is Where the Heart Isn't

Session #8, 08/27/2011 - A Trial, a Decision, and...Wedding Bells?

Session #9, 09/03/2011 - The Thing In the Coffin, or, Hello Blue Sky

Session #10, 09/10/2011 - A Tree Grows In Dominica

Session #11, 09/16/2011 - A (Fortunate?) Escape From Liator #12

Session #12, 09/23/2011 - A Curious Carnival (Beard of Red, "Go Find Sed!")

Sessions #13 - 14, 09/30/2011 - 10/07/2011 - Fast Forward On the Trail

Session #15, 10/14/2011 - Welcome to Hell

Session #16, 10/21/2011 - A Tale of Two Pities

Session #17, 10/29/2011 - Goodbye To All That

Session #18, 11/05/2011 - There's No Place Like Home!

Interlude - Two-Year Catch-Up!

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