Warlock’s Journal Contest

What is the Warlock’s Journal?warlocksjournal2

The Warlock’s Journal is an interdimensional book that teleports from place to place, recording knowledge in whatever location it finds itself. The places it goes may be widely separated in time and space and even be in different dimensions or alternate realities. The handful of people who have actually seen the book more than once suggest that it sends its information back to some central location, as they have seen the book nearly filled with information, only to find it almost empty again, or filled with completely different information, at some later point. Of course, since there is no real proof that the book itself travels through time in a linear manner, such analysis is speculation at best.

What powerful entity could have created such a marvel? Where is the ultimate repository (if any) of the wealth of knowledge collected by the Journal in its roving, and is its creator still waiting there, learning about the multiverse? It is, perhaps, better not to know.

In real terms, the Warlock’s Journal is a roving contest featuring creative writing in the RPG field. It moves from one site to another (usually blogs, but perhaps another type of site) on a monthly basis, but any site where it has appeared can help you find its current location. Contest details for the month are set by the host site, but the topic will always be related to roleplaying games and small prizes will be offered. All entries remain the property of their respective writers, but will be collected at the end of each monthly contest and made available to the public at least as a free PDF document, as well as being added to an ongoing archive. In addition, free annual collections of all the contest entries may be offered. Submitting material for consideration indicates the author’s agreement to these terms and conditions.

The Warlock’s Journal Previous Contests:

Contest #1, Oct. 2013: Warlock’s Sanctum Games

Contest #2, Nov. 2013: Tales of a GM

Contest #3, Dec. 2013: Tiny Gork’s Tinker Room

Contest #4, Jan. 2014: Fields of Blood and Honor

Contest #5, Feb. 2014: Tabletop Adventures

Contest #6, Mar. 2014: Warlock’s Sanctum Games

Contest #7, Apr. 2014: Tales of a GM

Contest #8, May 2014: Tiny Gork’s Tinker Room

Contest #9, June 2014: Soul Guardian Publishing

Contest #10, July 2014: Warlock’s Sanctum Games

Contest #11, August 2014: Fields of Blood and Honor

Contest #12, September 2014: Tabletop Adventures

Contest #13, October 2014: Tales of a GM

Contest #14, November 2014: Tiny Gork’s Tinker Room

Contest #15, December 2014: Soul Guardian Publishing

Contest #16, January 2015: Warlock’s Sanctum Games

Contest #17, February 2015: Fields of Blood and Honor

Contest #18, March 2015: Tabletop Adventures

Contest #19, April 2015: Tales of a GM

Contest #20, May 2015: Tiny Gork’s Tinker Room

June, July, August 2015: Summer break

Contest #21, September 2015: Tabletop Adventures

Contest #22, October 2015: Tales of a GM

Contest #23, November 2015: Tiny Gork’s Tinker Room

December 2015: Holiday hiatus

Contest #24, January 2016: Solo Roleplayer

Contest #25, February 2016: Tabletop Adventures

Contest #26, March 2016: Tales of a GM (begin bimonthly format)

Contest #27, May 2016: Tiny Gork’s Tinker Room

Contest #28, July 2016: RPGGeek

Contest #29, September 2016: Tabletop Adventures

Contest #30, November 2016: Tales of a GM

Contest #31, January 2017: Tiny Gork’s Tinker Room