we-are-a-dragon: We held a writing evening for the four DMs in our group, and it was great fun. To…

we-are-a-dragon:

We held a writing evening for the four DMs in our group, and it was great fun. To set up, we each wrote 3-5 suggestions for each of the boxes labelled

  • Everything was fine until…
  • And that’s why we have to…
  • At the…
  • And also…

We then each drew a slip of paper from each box and had to write an adventure based on the prompts. We also drew a sample set before we started writing, and this is the random adventure prompt we came up with:

Everything was fine until the king decided to kill every child in the land. And that’s why we have to find the lost prince at the university of broken dreams. And also, the party will be shrunk to Tiny size in the first encounter.

The more people you have playing the better, since that will make for a greater variety of imaginations and styles. We highly recommend this as an activity, as it generates adventure ideas you’d never come up with on your own while just sitting at your computer. We made an evening out of it with snacks and drinks, and did the activity twice over. It was heaps of fun and we all suddenly have tons of exciting content to run over the next year or two.