Hello again everyone. I have two recommendations for next month's featured campaign. The first is a campaign that has already been put forth, but that I believe deserves a much closer look. The second is a new campaign that I think is one of the best kept secrets on the Portal.
h2. Part I: "Abridged History of the 10th Age":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/the-10th-age
Abridged History is an AD&D campaign set within Idabrius' own campaign world of Arune, a setting which Idabrius has been working on for over a decade. Idabrius is a masters student in Medieval Studies, and it shows. His campaign setting is rich with myth, history and narrative all of which have an air of antiquity about them. Abridged History is reminiscent of the works of Tolkien, Glen Cook (author of _Black Company_) and Ed Greenwood (author of _Forgotten Realms_). This said, Idabrius' campaign world is not for the faint of heart. It is not the sort of fluff campaign that one can idly peruse. Like a fine wine or high caliber dark chocolate it's rich complexity calls for the full attention of the reader. Yet like these it is is also an exquisite treat that rewards those willing to respectfully approach it on its own terms.
h4. Campaign Site Highlights
There are many I highlights that might be pointed out, yet I can only name a few here:
* _Literary Excellence_:
As previously mentioned, Abridged History is chalk full of history and narrative, all of which is presented from the perspectives of those living within Arune. Idabrius has an entire wiki page devoted to historical accounts, music and verse written by those dwelling within Arune. In addition, most wiki pages begin with a delicious bit of flavor text. Here is just one example of a bit of text that prefaces Idabrius' entry for the ruined Elven city of Cathadria: