This is how I spent my evening the other day, and it was a great time. This is the banner for the Order of the Broken Moon, a new brotherhood being formed under the guidance of my Tyr paladin character. I’ve never done a banner or coat-of-arms like this before, so it was fun just to try it out. I’m no artist, but I’m actually pretty proud of the way it turned out.
The brotherhood’s ambition is to make every slave a free man in the Duergar city in which our party currently finds themselves. Now, that story arc could probably complete itself just fine without this banner. It’s nothing that I had to do, and certainly nothing my DM would demand of me. I just felt like doing it, and I think that’s what made it so much fun. Most of my creative tasks these days seem burdened by a miasma of purpose. Why, I say, why? There was a moment back there where I had nearly forgotten the joy of creation for its own sake. But now I’m back. Let chaos reign!