Looking back over my classic sixth edition cards, here are some starting seeds for my new DnD setting.
Nevinyrral, writer of the Necromancers Handbook
“if it is weak, either kill it or ignore it. Anything else honours it.” – Kaervek
Kjeldor, ice age historian
Volrath, a Necromancer
Rath, the name of the earth?
Trained Armodons, these are their last days
The Llanowar Elves. Tattooed, pale and aggressive.
The rod of ruin
Gerrard of the Weatherlight
Suq’Ata, a people or place?
The Institute of Arcane Study
Norin the Wary
Selenia, dark angel
Karn, silver golem
Anaba, the minotaurs
Enron the Relentless
Naimag, Femeref philosopher
And from a starter deck of Portal Second Age:
Restela, Alaborn Marshal
Tojira, swamp queen
Talas, explorers, merchants and air sailors
Arathel, elvish queen
Trokin high guard
Jefan, Talas ship captain
And that, along with some beautiful pieces of card art, looks like a great start for a setting.
I could trawl through the online wikis and directories for more, but I want to keep the hyper detail at arms length. I want to be inspired, not rail roaded.