Sitting here in Barnes and Noble, on the outskirts of the cafe area. There are tables of books all around me. Looking over at some of the titles, I see some interesting titles that have me thinking of gaming themes inspired by the titles.
I see titles like The Forever Girl, this one give me ideas such as a ghost inspired adventure. Zealot makes me think of a spiritual leader and his cult following; I wonder where I could take that line of thinking? A Visit From the Goon Squad has me thinking of either a post apocalyptic situation or even a mob inspired story line, maybe a hard boiled story.
Recently, on the Runkle Plays Games blog, there was a post about using Magic the Gathering card titles and the accompanying art as inspiration for fantasy based adventures. I would have to argue that a trip to the local bookstore or even Amazon.com would provide more inspiration for roleplayers.
I know I have asked this before, but where do you find inspiration? Could you take the inspiration to the next level by writing a story/adventure pitch based on that inspiration? Let see if we can come up with some pitches! I will pick the best pitch and develop it into a one-shot story.
Here’s a few rules:
- Identify the source of inspiration (ie book title, song, etc)
- Declare the RPG system the pitch is for
- Write the pitch, be thorough!
- Submit your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Comment on this post that you have submitted a pitch
- Contest ends 13 March 2015
Some additional information, I own a lot of RPG rule books. So, if you want to make sure I own the rule book for a particular system, just ask. It does help if I have the rules for your pitch in the event I choose your pitch as the winner.
The winner will have the chance to play in thier story pitch. I will run the developed pitched on Google Hangouts for the winner and other Boxcar Nation fans.
So what do you say? Let’s see some pitches!