Hello! Last night while I was at work (I work at a bookstore), I had a brainstorm for a campaign concept and I'm wondering if anyone of you have tried it or thought about it or have any ideas or concerns. I'm still at the pondering stage, and have a lot of research to do first, but the idea won't seem to dislodge itself from my mind.
I've always played D&D, though I have a little bit of experience with the White Wolf systems. But it occured to me last night that it might be entertaining to combine D&D with d20 Modern. Basically, you'd have a 'story' where the heroes are people from our world who find themselves in a fantasy world. I've never played d20 modern and am going to pick up the manual tonight. I have noticed that there are several rules that are different in d20 Modern, but I had ideas on how to work those. For example...
In d20 Modern, you don't keep track of exactly how much money you have in your investments and stocks and mortgage and savings accounts and checking accounts, etc. Instead, you make a roll similar to a skill check to see if you have enough money accessable at that moment to purchase the item or service. My thought is that I would keep that when the PCs are in their home world. But as they wouldn't be the first group to be sent to the fantasy world where they are going, they would be provided before hand with an "allowance" of the native coin. And *that* money we would keep track in the same way that gold coins are tracked in D&D. Likewise, there may not be specific magic-casting classes in d20, but there would be nothing to keep the PCs from getting their hands on a magic item or two. There are also stats in d20 Modern for historical weapons, and I figure that the team would have been trained in swords and bows, since you can't walk into a fantasy setting shooting a pistol.
But beyond that, I still need to research d20 Modern a lot more. I've never actually played it, but I hoped you guys might be able to offer some advice. Is there any major reason why combinging these two systems this way wouldn't work? Have any of you tried it before and if so, how did it go? And most importantly, would you play a campaign like this if you were offered the chance to?
Ideas, thoughts, concerns, questions are all welcome.