Well, after taking a break for several months from D&D I am back. Today we needed a one-shot game for Saturday night, with half the group out we didn't want the Cypher System game proceeding without all hands on deck, if you will. So....I thought, a one shot is a perfect way to see how I feel about trying D&D out again....!
And as it turns out, the time was right. We had a good time, I got to test out my campaign idea in a microcosm (more on what I am doing in another post) and all went well. Most importantly: we all had fun, and I had a lot of fun. It was nice to be back again.
Although I am running a "fantasy game" in Cypher System, my setting of Ensaria is very much leaning deep into the trenches of fantasy science that Cypher handles so well. So a D&D campaign will be a welcome change of pace, because in D&D it is perfectly safe to assume that "magic is really magic," and not actually future tech so amazing its indistinguishable from magic. Both styles have their merits....and I look forward to being able to go back to D&D with a fresh appreciation for the style.
So....the question now is, when to get more D&D in? I'm not going to rush it just now, but I might suggest it as the next game after we all need a break from Cypher System or Starfinder. We'll see....for now, I'll keep it ready for the one-shots and filler games, and build up to a proposal soon. In the meantime, I am working on a "Chirak in Antiquity" Era campaign which does for Chirak what my Ages of Lingusia expansions on my other home setting have done...allow me to explore the word in different time periods with the most interesting "stuff." I look forward to this exploration.