Game of Tomes Who Will Claim the Iron Tome?

The Game of Tomes is an event for writers in the Twitch community that runs simultaneously to National Novel Writing Month events. It is a team sport in which writers choose a house to represent, and cumulate their word count totals towards, their houses over the course of the month, in Game of Tomes writing streams on Twitch. It runs three times a year: November, during NaNoWriMo itself, and April and July, during the Camp NaNo months, in a toned-down version called Game of Tomes: Tourney of Tales.   The Game of Tomes is not officially associated with Twitch or National Novel Writing Month. It is a grassroots fan initiative.  


Iron Tome by DaniAdventures


How to Play

  1. Pick a House to represent
  2. Join a participating Game of Tomes stream. Only the words you write in participating streams count!
  3. Write, edit, or translate!
  4. Count your words (see red box on the right)
  5. Select the Channel Point Reward that represents the House you are writing for
  6. If you are writing for a Minor House, you may select that House if you are in the House Leader's stream; otherwise, select the "Minor House" reward
  7. In the text box, type the number of words you wrote
  8. If you are editing, add the words "light edits" or "heavy edits" depending on which you are doing
  9. If you are writing for a Minor House, and you are not in the House Leader's stream, add the name of your House (ie. "120 Tiki" or "120 House Tiki")
  10. Hit enter or the button that says "Chat"
  11. Words can be reported either one word sprint at a time, or before the end of a stream

Counting Your Words

  1. Writing -- original draft writing is counted word-for-word
  2. Light Editing -- light editing (minor typos, rephrasing, etc.) is counted at a rate of 15 words per 1 minute of editing time spent, or at 1/3rd the number of total words edited
  3. Heavy Editing -- heavy edits (rewriting, developmental editing, etc.) is counted at a rate of 30 words per 1 minute of editing time spent, or at 1 half the total number of words edited
  4. Translation -- as Heavy Editing above

Are you a Twitch streamer? Would you like to join us?

Streaming Game of Tomes
Profession | Oct 14, 2021

Game of Tomes runs 3 times per year

See articles below for complete rules: