Tabletop Adventures is pleased to host the bimonthly Warlock’s Journal Contest for September 2016, with the theme, “Right Here in River City.” The deadline to enter is Friday, September 23rd and the prize is $10 to use at the game store of your choice.
The Warlock’s Journal is an interdimensional book that moves through the planes always seeking new information. This month it is gathering descriptions of cities located on rivers throughout the multiverse.
River cities can have very different characters; contrast the flamboyant reputation of New Orleans, Louisiana with the quieter atmosphere of someplace like Peoria, Illinois, or the deep history of London, England. River cities can be great places for adventurers, as a river can bring in strangers or new things, or take the adventurers themselves to far-off places.
The object of this month’s contest is to describe a river city. This can include its buildings, culture, people, geography, terrain, or anything else that might be useful to a GM who wants to add it to a game. The entry can be from any time period or genre, so it could describe a fantasy town whose river forms a moat and is a line of defense, a real-world city such as modern or historical New Orleans, or a futuristic city in which the river that was once so important to it is almost lost among towering buildings and sky bridges.
Each entry needs an appropriate title, such as “Stonebridge” or “Etherea, City of Angels.” The body of the entry should be at least 100 but not more than 800 words. A person can enter as many as six times, but each entry must be sent separately. Put the entry in the body of an e-mail and also be sure to include contact information; at a minimum, name and e-mail address. Send all entries to email@example.com. The entry deadline is Friday, September 23rd, 2016.
All entries will be compiled into a PDF (with the entries presented anonymously) for voting by fans, using Survey Monkey or a similar service. (Any ties will be decided by the Overlord, of course.) Voting will run through October 4th.
The winner of the fan vote will be announced about October 6, 2016. The winner will receive a prize of $10 US, to be paid via PayPal or in store credit on RPGNow/DriveThruRPG.
When the contest is complete, all entries will be made available as a free PDF with credit to the authors. (Entries remain the property of their authors, but participation grants permission to use entries in the free contest PDF and any annual or other compilation that may be made later.) Tabletop Adventures reserves the right to add more winning places or award Honorable Mention prizes at the Overlord’s discretion. If there are any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.