I've been watching this thread for a while - I'm in my first campaign now (not as DM). I gotta say, D&D is actually super cool!
The setting we're in is a weird post apocalyptic version of classical fantasy. Think mad max meets lord of the rings meets greek mythology. I'm playing a druid with a giant harpy eagle pet. It's been an interesting ride!
One of my teammates commissioned campaign art, and I thought I'd share.