You don't have to be a role-playing gamer to enjoy these. It's not a bunch of game mechanics; the logs concentrate on the story, since that's the important part of playing these games. Think of the game as getting the chance to control your own characters in a book: this is the novel my friends and I created.
The writing is my own, but the credit for the characters and the stories are shared with:
Select a log to begin reading!
|3 March, 1995||Jade meets some newcomers.|
|18 March, 1995||The party forms.|
|1 April, 1995||Adventuring's not all fun and games.|
|29 April, 1995||A woman is rescued.|
|27 May, 1995||The group gets a lesson in humility.|
|24 June, 1995||A visit to the big city.|
|8 July, 1995||City life: training and... romance?|
|21 July, 1995||The party hires itself to a magician.|
|5 August, 1995||The hunt for a cursed book.|
|2 September, 1995||The company is named: The Wayfarers|
|16 September, 1995||The Wayfarers investigate a haunted house.|
|30 September, 1995||The secret of the haunted house - and a new friend - are discovered.|
|14 October, 1995||A battle to the source of the problem.|
|28 October, 1995||Jade's comeuppance and the return home.|
|11 November, 1995||The romance blooms, and word from Garen is found.|
|25 November, 1995||Bear hunting, and suspicions within the party.|
|6 January, 1996||Jade receives a mysterious visitor.|
|20 January, 1996||The assault on Cloud Tower.|
|3 February, 1996||Down into the depths of the mountains.|
|17 February, 1996||Jade finds her purpose.|
|3 March, 1996||The Wayfarers find a haven in the midst of evil.|
|27 April, 1996||The end is found, only to have to go back again.|
|11 May, 1996||The party fights their way to the drow leader.|
|25 May, 1996||The mission is finally completed.|
|8 June, 1996||Jade is reunited with Garen.|
|20 July, 1996||The Wayfarers go skinnydipping!|
|3 August, 1996||The mist mystery continues.|
|17 August, 1996||The Wayfarers join a posh club.|
|31 August, 1996||A demon's trial shakes everyone up.|
|14 September, 1996||Gnolls mix it up with the Wayfarers.|
|28 September, 1996||Terror - and age! - come knocking.|
|12 October, 1996||Bartering for years.|
|9 November, 1996||Travel via a magic platter.|
|23 November, 1996||The Wayfarers hunt for couatl feathers.|
|7 December, 1996||Encountering a strange band of old adventurers.|
|4 January, 1997||Facing gods, wizards, and dragons.|
|18 January, 1997||Protecting a demon artifact from thieves?|
|1 February, 1997||Taking to the High Seas.|
|15 February, 1997||Battling underwater.|
|15 March, 1997||The Wayfarers enjoy a carnival.|
|29 March, 1997||A mage tries vengeance on the Wayfarers.|
|24 May, 1997||Journey with precious cargo.|
|7 June, 1997||Jade makes a monumental purchase.|
|27 June, 1997||The Wayfarers play highway patrol.|
|5 July, 1997||Taking care of the remains of an egomaniac.|
|16 August, 1997||The party is cursed to parts unknown.|
|30 August, 1997||Borreau and Jade: hitched at last.|
|13 September, 1997||The Wayfarers have a territory dispute with a dragon.|
|8 November, 1997||Exploring a haunted house.|
|6 December, 1997||A quiet winter on the moors.|
|3 January, 1998||Defending the homeland.|
|17 January, 1998||Jade duels with a giant.|
|31 January, 1998||The giants return home early - with drow help.|
|14 March, 1998||The Wayfarers get some R&R, then get refrigerated.|
|28 March, 1998||A plot to destroy a nation is discovered.|
|23 May, 1998||Giant royalty meet the Wayfarers.|
|6 June, 1998||The Wayfarers find an unexpected exit from the ice caverns.|
|20 June, 1998||A desperate canyon charge.|
|18 July, 1998||An audience with the king, and a rude surprise for Jade.|
|15 August, 1998||The Fire Giants get a healthy dose of the Wayfarers.|
|12 September, 1998||The Wayfarers learn that a fire giant queen is not a pretty sight.|
|26 September, 1998||A small herd of drow prisoners gain their freedom.|
|7 November, 1998||Jade fights her nemesis and meets her goddess.|
|21 November, 1998||The dragon! The dragon!|
|16 January, 1999||The Wayfarers find an old "friend"... and make new ones.|
|27 February, 1999||Hunting a golem-maker.|
|27 March, 1999||The Wayfarers square off against an angry demon.|
|27 March, 1999||Endgame: In which we find out how it all turns out.|
The Wayfarers' sigil. We know where we're going - really!
The Jade Letters are finished, long live the Jade Letters
In March, we decided that we had gone as far with this group of characters as we wanted; we were ready to move on to new things. So the Jade Letters are now finished, and the "Endgame" notes at the very end was our collaborative effort to decide how everybody ended up. As you can see, we're a sucker for happy endings.
My thanks to the people who have told me that they've enjoyed reading the Jade Letters here. I'm going to leave these online; I'm very happy with the story we made. And I'll continue to share any feedback our group gets, so feel free to write with any questions or comments. The Jade Letters may be done, but the group that created them is still around.
Our continuing adventures!
Our gaming group's adventures continue: we have created a new party of characters and Kent (formerly of Verence fame) is the new log-meister. He's writing the logs as the journal entries of his oh-so-eager adventuring chracter. Check out Penninan Graymantle's journal to see what we're up to these days.
Jim has put the logs he wrote for our last set of adventures, before Jade and her friends came along, onto the web. Check out The Company of the Keg's adventures for a slightly more rowdy group than the poor befuddled Wayfarers.
I'd love feedback on the Jade Letters! Have a question you want me to ask one of the players? Want Leitzel to give you salacious tidbits on what's next for our intrepid crew? Just let me know!
Or, if you'd prefer, head on back to my home page.