This is the first in what will hopefully be a 12-part series (one per month for 2021). These isekai triptychs are going to show a "normal" person arriving in a new world of some sort, adapting to that world, and then achieving and succeeding. I think that's the message of hope and growth we all need, this year. Printable high res files will be available on my Patreon to all patrons (patreon.com/tailsteak)
A D&D campaign where you start at Fine size (3-5" tall) in a teeny village where everyone strenuously avoids all experience. When your party inadvertently slays a monster, you all get to second level... and go up a size category. Now you're Diminutive (2x as tall, 8x as heavy), and are exiled from the village. You must travel the world for a cure that will shrink you back to normal, but every time you gain a level, you also double your dimensions.
It's A Small World After All.
Imagine that there's a popular brand of cherry bubblegum. There's nothing harmful in the formula, it's a perfectly normal candy treat, the company behaves ethically.
For some reason, you run the numbers, and this brand of gum very strongly correlates with suicide and self-harm.
There's no explanation why - the gum is not addictive or psychoactive, there's nothing in the advertising or marketing that would incite people to hurt themselves... nevertheless, the stats are clear.
What do you do?
Heads up, I will be running a one-shot tabletop game on my Picarto channel on Friday July 3rd, around 7pm Eastern. We will drop links to donate to #BLM and associated causes, but the game itself will be about a circus troupe that can tie into the last fading vestiges of the world's magic as they travel around 1930's America, putting on shows, dealing with The Great Depression... and possibly dealing with the few monsters who also remain. Hope to see you there!
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