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Offline ictus

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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2005, 09:54:58 AM »
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Offline Ironmaul

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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2005, 12:19:43 PM »
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Regarding the "criteria" thanks, that will help very much...


The criteria has been sent via PM.

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...don't you think that we'll need to talk a bit about our projects? just the bit to avoid conflits.. i will not do a project if someone else is doing...
I can't see that there would be much, if any conflicts, but if you feel the need to talk about it then that's what we're here for. :)

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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2005, 09:53:18 PM »
Quote from: QUOTE(Ironmaul @ Nov 25 2005, 07:51 AM)

 As for me I'm well and truly booked out for awhile untill I finish HARP Heros Illustrations.
 
I may have more work for you in due course.

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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2005, 09:58:12 PM »
Quote from: QUOTE(Ironmaul @ Nov 25 2005, 12:19 PM)
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Regarding the "criteria" thanks, that will help very much...

The criteria has been sent via PM.

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...don't you think that we'll need to talk a bit about our projects? just the bit to avoid conflits.. i will not do a project if someone else is doing...
I can't see that there would be much, if any conflicts, but if you feel the need to talk about it then that's what we're here for. :)
People would still look very foolish if there were any conflicts, so it would do no harm to talk in generalities about what folk have in mind. It also helps me in guiding people who approach TGC directly to avoid clashes.

Best wishes,
Nicholas
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Author: Mentalism Companion, GURPS Age of Napoleon, Construct Companion, College of Magics, HARP SF & HARP SF Xtreme

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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2005, 10:47:59 PM »
Quote from: QUOTE(Ironmaul @ Nov 25 2005, 06:19 AM)
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Regarding the "criteria" thanks, that will help very much...

The criteria has been sent via PM.

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...don't you think that we'll need to talk a bit about our projects? just the bit to avoid conflits.. i will not do a project if someone else is doing...
I can't see that there would be much, if any conflicts, but if you feel the need to talk about it then that's what we're here for. :)
Could you please send me a copy as well?  Thanks!

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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2005, 03:13:12 AM »
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Quote from: QUOTE(Ironmaul @ Nov 25 2005, 07:51 AM)

 As for me I'm well and truly booked out for awhile untill I finish HARP Heros Illustrations.
 
I may have more work for you in due course.

Best wishes,
Nicholas
Looking forward to it. :)


Brent, the criteria has been sent via PM.

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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2005, 10:31:38 AM »
Quote from: QUOTE(Ironmaul @ Nov 26 2005, 03:13 AM)
Quote from: QUOTE(NicholasHMCaldwell @ Nov 26 2005, 07:53 AM)
Quote from: QUOTE(Ironmaul @ Nov 25 2005, 07:51 AM)

 As for me I'm well and truly booked out for awhile untill I finish HARP Heros Illustrations.
 
I may have more work for you in due course.

Best wishes,
Nicholas
Looking forward to it. :)


Brent, the criteria has been sent via PM.
Any chance of me seeing the "criteria"?

Best wishes,
Nicholas
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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2005, 10:40:02 AM »
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Any chance of me seeing the "criteria"?

Best wishes,
Nicholas
i have sent you the criteria on PM.
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« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2005, 12:20:58 PM »
I have now seen the "criteria".

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Each Adventure submission must have a word count of 7,000 to 10,000 +
words that has been spell checked.

The word count is plausible. However spell checked does not equal sound and grammatical English prose. Read your manuscripts aloud, do not rely on Word's spell-checker.

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The module must include an introductory story to the adventure or
short stories relating to key items, object, areas or minor NPC to give some aspect of relationship to the adventure; 300+ words should be sufficient for each subject.

While it is very useful to have a short backstory to the module to describe why things are as they are, and it is equally useful to provide suggestions for how player-characters become involved in the adventure, "stories" in the sense of fiction are not desirable.

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Depending on the structure of the module, maps and illustrations etc. are required (cover art inclusive).

For the purpose of writing an adventure, basic maps are probably necessary. Leave illustrations and artwork to people who can draw.

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A synopsis of the adventure is mandatory.

Yes.

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Major NPC should have descriptions detailing the NPC's physical
description, background, current situation, plans and goals, relations to other NPCs, combat tactics, *racial/culture information, beliefs, etc. At least 500+ words should be used to describe the major NPC. *In an established setting this information can be minimal.

Slavish adherence to this will lead to manuscript padding. Apply common sense.

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A map of the local area of the adventure is also manditory*. It must
have indexed reference points for easy reference.

*Depending on the adventures location i.e. at sea.

This will depend on the adventure but an area map is likely to be useful.

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There should also be an alphabetical listing of NPCs herbs, animals,
encounters etc. that are to be included for quick reference.

All NPCs, monsters, animals, etc. should be accurately statted using the official published rules, not your house rules.

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Each module should include at least three animals/herbs that
dwell/grow specifically in the local area that the PC's may wish to hunt/forage; this may be from core books or specific animals/herb relating to the game world. It is noted that a more detailed description would be preferred than that found in core books.
Here are some snippets from some posts regarding flora:

"If a certain region has a selected few herbs to offer, I would like
the descriptions to tell me how to prepare them; colour, growth patterns, drying time, boiling time, necessary spells and rituals and such gives me more than the table info does…..As far as plants go, I want to know what vegetation is there.
Bamboo and reeds suggest jungle, while oaks, maple, and pine suggest
forest; beyond that, the general herbs that are found in the area works. Same goes for poisons. One new idea: an animal, herb, poison, etc. - or maybe two- is enough
to make the area unique."

This is somebody's hobby horse. I am applying the James Wallis Ruling here. In Rolemaster  particularly, there are more than enough dangerous creatures, useful herbs, magical items, etc., without the need to create yet another predator, yet another magical herb, etc.

(The James Wallis Ruling refers to James Wallis, the former proprietor of Hogshead Publishing, who would reject Warhammer scenario submissions that added yet another monstrous nasty to the Warhammer setting. He had a number of other rejection triggers as well)

Instead, I would much rather see effective visual descriptions of buildings, environments, creatures, etc., and the appropriate use of game mechanics references, e.g. when describing a locked door, indicate the difficulty degree to pick the lock.

Further ensure that the plots of adventures make sense.

Budding scenario writers should review the quartet of articles by Robert Wenner on "Adventure design fumbles" (TGC March 2003, August 2003, September 2003, October 2003). Then you should have a look at the series of Middle-earth scenarios written by Phillip Gladney that form the Angle campaign ( published in TGC 1999 to 2000, search on Gladney and Angle). Anyone with access to Dungeon magazine ought to have a look at it for further pointers on successful scenario writing by example.

Best wishes,
Nicholas
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« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2005, 12:31:22 PM »
Thanks for the professional info Nicholas, much appreciated. Shall have to restructure the criteria.

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« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2011, 08:45:37 PM »
hey well if Junkyard kids ever takes off I would not mind using it for this purpose

 

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