Here's my map for tomorrow night's game. It takes place when Rome was in its infancy, beating up on its scrappy little neighbors, the Etruscans. Those are the folks the Romans got the idea for gladiator games. Romans were always good at that. Beating up people and taking their ideas.
What I've done is mix in the Dragon Age mythos. Stir. Stir. Stir. My players will play Etruscan soldiers as the City of Veii burns. The end of the war. They have lost. And now they must make an Odyssey-like trek home.
To win the war and to become a world power the Romans willingly bred blood mages, created abominations and punctured the veil. The land is a wasteland. What hasn't been burnt down is covered in a never seen before winter in this region. Resources are dwindling. Enemies are abundant.
For the next couple of weeks I'll take over the reigns of our gaming night to fill in for the holidays. I'm looking forward to GMing. Been a while.
So we'll grab our 3d6s and keep an eye on the dragon die.
...and the other eye in the fade.