One day I want to run an Inspector Lewis D&D campaign.
Now, I will be completely honest, I’ve never actually gotten the chance to play D&D. There are plenty of nerds around these parts, I just never ran in the right circles to get into a game (also, the nerds around these parts tend to also be existential emos and not really the kind I liked hanging out with for more than a year). I have read about it though, and garnered plenty about it through internet culture and media, so I have a good basic knowledge. Enough to make me want to do this.
Obviously the whole thing would happen in a city based around some learning institution(s) where you have all kinds of people, races, and classes mixing and honing their respective trades. And of course there would be some sort of royal peace-keeping force to make sure wizards-gone-crazy don’t go sucking out people’s souls in the dead of night for misguided cancer research and rogues aren’t trying to con old ladies out of their magical family heirlooms. DI Lewis would be an old and battered warrior who’s been in the system far too long and wrangled plenty of misguided druids, evil mages, rowdy barbarians, jealous bards, and tricksey rogues in his time in the force. DS Hathaway, having been turned off by the close minded pomp and bureaucracy of the clerical priesthood but still a love for learning, the divine, and defending others, he resorts to becoming almost a self-taught Paladin in the corps. Together, along with the lovely coroner/cleric Laura and their boss (a dishearteningly sarcastic bard would be AWESOME here) Jean, they solve mysteries and keep the city safe for those non-crazies just trying to learn how to become righteous adventurers. Ideally each session would be a self contained mystery, maybe with some extra players (friends, bfs/gfs, innocent bystanders regular players drag along?) for the suspects so the campaign while not necessarily having a DM structured arc would run much like the series and still have satisfying character development. There would also be some recurring NPCs, like the (Druid) botanist chick from The Soul of Genius that was all up ON some Hathaway and he was super awkward ‘I-like-like-you-too’.
I don’t know, it just sounds fun to me.