Despite quite a bit of work, my Hollow Earth campaign has been set aside. While they liked the concept, my players just want a chance to hit goblins and chase loot. I can understand where they are coming from and the work will not be wasted. So I’ve set the Hollow Earth aside for future development and instead started to put together a new Holmes Basic campaign with Portown and the Tower of Zenopus adventure as our entry point. The silver lining is a lot less work on my part (my being over-ambitious undoubtedly contributed to the Hollow Earth setting not quite gelling with everyone).
We have our first dungeon – now I just need to put together a simple map of Portown and its immediate surrounds if the dungeon proves to hairy and we can go from there. This will also give me a chance to put into practice more of the great info and advice that I’ve been given from the OD&D Forums.
More updates soon for anyone watching this space.