A Campaign in Review
As others are looking at their charter members for their games, and who is left, it has me thinking about A Common Disaster, and where it began, where it went, and who is left.
In a way, it saddens me, because of the originals in FoH, none are left, and of the originals in RoP, only two remain. However, I'm also thrilled to have the players I do have, and to have been able to watch this campaign grow and shift and change throughout the years. It has been shaped by the characters in the game, and I love that.
A Common Disaster is actually a set of 4 worlds, and 4 games, originally designed to be run in parallel. Only two were ever successful (Paths of Confusion and Whim of the Serpent never got off the ground properly).
Fires of Home began in May 1996 with two members. [Note that FINN = BRAND]
- Duiliath, son of Drake & Tryslora, grandson of Finn, played by Craig ??? [RETIRED]
- Kieren, daughter of Drake & Tryslora, granddaughter of Finn, played by Jenn Jackson [RETIRED]
In October 1996 I opened up the game to add new players
- Jamethiel, daughter of Tryslora, played by Josh Katzman
- Darius, son of Martyn, grandson of Finn, played by Dustin Crewell [RETIRED]
- Martyn, son of Finn, played by Chris Gladis [RETIRED]
- Aduran, son of Tryslora, played by Daryk Zirkle [RETIRED]
Later, two more characters were added, before the game was finished.
- Dorian, grandson of Finn, played by jenn crewell [RETIRED]
- Holden, son of Brand, played by Michael Curry [RETIRED]
- Daphne, daughter of Holden, played by Julia Frizzell [RETIRED]
So out of all the player characters, only one is still actively played. Three others have crossed over out of Phoenix and into Amber, but are not currently active or played.
Rite of Passage began at Ambercon 1997, as a one shot game that turned into both an ACUS Campaign and a PBEM. It has had its fits and starts over the years.
The charter characters of Rite of Passage are
- Brendon, son of Deirdre, played by Brian Stanley
- Frederick, son of Benedict, played by Scott Olson [RETIRED]
- Ivan, son of Fiona, played by Cliff Wallach [RETIRED]
- Rhiannon, daughter of Julian, played by Bridgette Ruggles
- Gabriel, son of Corwin, played by Rob Bergeron (recast to Amber DiTullio)
- Ben, son of Corwin, played by Andi Blija [ON HIATUS]
- Bridget, daughter of Bleys, played by Brian Moore (renamed to Regina, made NPC)
Later, the following characters have been added.
Posted by Deb Atwood at May 26, 2004 11:35 PM
- Hawke, son of Gerard, played by Keith Cripe
- Anna, daughter of Caine, played by Josh Katzman (recast to BriAnne Searles)
- Cadmus, son of unknown, played by Paul Weimer
- Mireille of Rebma, played by Mike LeVay [RETIRED]
- Jack, daughter of Random, played by Djinn
- Corwin, son of Oberon, played by Rich DiTullio