Welcome to Quests DB! My name is Sam and I am a fellow D&D player and dungeon master. I created this website because my meetup events have been postponed due to the Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. The goal of the website is to chronicle the world of D&D, share interesting ideas, and keep up-to-date with the latest happenings.
It currently consists of 10 main categories: Encounters, Hooks, Links, Locations, Loot, Mechanics, People, Quests, Questions, and Traps. You can read about them in more detail here.
I am currently looking into building an activity feed on the homepage so users can quickly find the latest content. I was inspired by a COVID-19 Discord server that allowed users to submit news content. This was a fast and efficient way to stay informed. I’m also looking into piping certain types of updates directly into our Discord server as well.
Over time, my hope is that other people will see value in the site and help me populate it with content. If you’re one of those people, let me know! I can create a WordPress user for you and show you how things are setup. Here is what I’m trying to achieve:
- Curated content – For the most part, we want to focus on notable ideas, people, events, etc.
- Content should be “generalized” when possible – This means that specific ideas should be rewritten more broadly to be flexible for all users. The goal is to share underlying ideas/concepts, not every single variation.
- Descriptions should be brief – The goal of most posts is to keep things short and sweet. Long form articles should be a rarity. There are some exceptions like people’s biographies (if they don’t exist elsewhere), complicated mechanics/rules, or Quests which are designed to require long descriptions and lots of detail.
- The overall goal is to share content in 1-2 well written paragraphs. Since D&D is a creative endeavor, we don’t want to go too deep with specifics since most DMs are probably going to rewrite it to fit their players, campaign, and personal interests.
If you’re unfamiliar with WordPress, no worries! WordPress is really easy to use and learn. I can walk you through it in an hour or less and WordPress is a great tool to learn anyway. It is very possible you may encounter it at some point in the near future. If you’re not interested in learning WordPress, you can still submit ideas on this page.
Thanks for reading!