This June, write your own adventure

Here’s an item I’ve been meaning to mention for a while now: Worldwide Adventure Writing Month. This June, you’re encouraged to write a 32-page adventure module. It doesn’t need to be the Best Module Ever, and it can be for whatever game system you choose; the point is just to write something down and revel in the accomplishment.

I don’t think I’ve ever met a roleplaying gamer who has not, at some point or other, aspired to game writing. (In fact, I know very few gamers who have not dreamed of creating their own game from scratch–maybe that merits a post at some point.) The nice thing about WoAdWriMo is that you don’t need to craft an epic masterpiece; you just need to put together 32 pages of adventure. If you’re a GM, chances are you’ve already got far more than that already written up, in the form of campaign notes and homemade adventures. Why not gather up your notes, fire up the imagination, and see if you can’t crank out a short module this June?

I’m absolutely planning on trying this, and have been pondering for a week or two now what my epic adventure will be. I’m leaning towards putting together a nice, old-fashioned dungeon crawl; but a tiny part of me wants to write an espionage adventure, in loving memory of the late lamented Top Secret S.I. Would-be game writers of the world, join me this June!

(Also, check out the WoAdWriMo blog for some decent adventure-writing tips, even if you don’t plan to participate.)

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5 thoughts on “This June, write your own adventure

  1. Adaen of Bridgewater

    I am short on time, but I may attempt this as well. Thanks for flagging it. I remember being disappointed when I missed it last year….not that I couldn’t do it at any time, but there it is.

    ~Adaen

  2. Andy

    Excellent! Do you have any idea what sort of adventure you might create, if you decide to participate?

    Good luck! (And wish me luck too, hehe 🙂

  3. Adaen of Bridgewater

    Probably a generic fantasy/atlantean age/swords & sorcery type of thing. I will probably multi-stat it to FUDGE, my homebrew Aega Mythea, d20ish-er-somesuch….should help with the 32 page count. Good luck on yours….what are you going to do?

    ~Adaen

  4. Andy

    Probably just a classic-style wilderness/dungeon crawl for D&D–not the most exciting thing in the world, but always good for a fun evening with friends around the gaming table, right?

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