It’s our one year birthday and we are SUPER EXCITED to be celebrating for the week! In recognition of the amazing ideas you guys are always coming up with, we are going to have a Quest Writing Competition!
Of course there have got to be rules so we can actually possibly make the quest (no promises as although we can make lots of things, there are a lot of dependencies when making a game). So before you submit, make sure you have thought about all of these things (just like we do when we are designing)...
* Use existing areas.
* Think about who will be able to lay the quest (newbies, Episode 1, 2 or 3 players)
* It can only include a maximum of 2 new items.
* Quests can include three separate tasks.
* Try to make it relate to something in the Aetherlight or extend the story. Remember, the Scarlet Man would probably not give you a Fog Boiler and Jefferson would not be teaming up with Victoria.
Looks like a lot of rules, but we would really like to make the one that wins. Saying that though, I have to point out that making a game is a VERY complex job so “modification” of an idea might have to be part of the process. Sometimes I make suggestions like “Use the fluffy dice again in something!!!!” (they are my fav item!!) and the designers have to remind me that they can’t be used again or they will break the quest that they are already in.
Have fun with this one, you could even band together with a few other people to brainstorm! The winner/winners will get a free episode and of course the chance to play their quest in game.
You can use the blank quest card to help you plan and add any extra details that we might need. When you are done, just post it here in the forums. Yes, other players will see it, but there are WAY more players who are not on the forums who will love your quests.
You have "Birthday Week" to get your ideas in (so by next Friday 12 May).
I’m looking forward to reading all of your ideas!!