I received Countless Doorways by Monte Cook, Wolfgang Baur, Colin McComb, and Ray Vallese today. Adrian – one of my players – recommended the book about two weeks ago (→ Comments on 2007-11-08 New Books). Since my MondayGroup game moved into the planes, I hope to make good use of this book. Basically I’m trying to get a crazy mix of Planescape attitude, Great Wheel cosmology, and D&D 3.0 and 3.5 rule books.
The Manual of the Planes, the Planar Handbook, and Lords of Madness are my D&D 3rd ed. starting points. I think the monster manuals by various publishers provide enough updated critters for this game.
The AD&D 2nd ed. Planescape boxed sets (Campaign Setting, Planes of Law, Planes of Chaos, Planes of Conflict) and a few adventures (Eternal Boundary, Deva Spark, Harbinger House) are supposed to provide some of that Planescape flavor.
The City of Brass is supposed to provide a little 3rd party inspiration.
So I have critters, I have setting, I have plot inspiration. I even built a secret wiki somewhere on the net where I’m keeping notes for this campaign.
I think the only thing that I’m lacking is NPCs and intrigue. Perhaps I should find a copy of Uncaged: Faces of Sigil. Unfortunately it’s quite expensive, and my players haven’t reached Sigil yet. Perhaps I’ll think of enough cool NPCs to populate my campaign wiki.
But first, while I take a break between doing the laundry, packaging stuff, and the disassembly of our bed, I’m reading Beyond Countless Doorways.