Not a usual second post for a new website, but I am very happy to be part of The Warlock's Journal
. The Warlock's Journal is a RPG design contest that it is hosted every month in a different RPG page. Each contest has a different theme and objective, for example, in May the contest was hosted by Tiny Gork
and the goal was to design a "Beast of Time
This month the challenge is to design a deity in 500 words or less. But there is a twist: you have to explain how time has changed this deity: maybe its has become more and more powerful, or maybe it is now dead and forgotten. Maybe its has married another deity, or maybe its children have been killed. Whatever it is, this twist has to be significant.
The winner of the contest will be decided for by an open poll and will receive $20 store credit for DriveThru. The runner up will get $10. All participants will be compiled in a free PDF to be hosted on this site and DriveThru.
Entries should follow the following format
Name of the Deity
Description and home
History and twist
Additional information (followers, champions, celebrations...) (optional)
Details of the contest
This are the specific details for the contest.
Deadline: 22 June 2014, 12AM PST
Submission: firstname.lastname@example.org subject: Warlock's Journal, format rtf, doc, txt. Up to three submissions per participant.
Prize: $20 DriveThru store credit for the winner, $10 for the runner-up
Entry: 500 words, system neutral. You may add system-specific details as a bonus appendix to your entry, if you wish. Such stats will NOT form part of the voting, but will appear in the final PDF.
Voting: the 23rd of June there will be an open poll to determine the winner. The poll will run until the 29th of June. Winner and runner-up will be announced the 30th of June.
Rights: entries remain the property of their creator, but entry into the contest grants Vicente Cartas and Soul Guardian Publishing a licence to use the entry and publish it in free PDF compilations with all the entries of the contest, where work will be attributed to their respective creators.
About the Warlock's Journal
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.
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.