How to Play
How to Play Game of Tomes (Video)
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- Pick a House to represent
- Join a participating Game of Tomes stream. Only the words you write in participating streams count!
- Write, edit, or translate!
- Count your words (see red box on the right)
- Select the Channel Point Reward that represents the House you are writing for
- 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
- In the text box, type the number of words you wrote
- If you are editing, add the words "light edits" or "heavy edits" depending on which you are doing
- 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")
- Hit enter or the button that says "Chat"
- Words can be reported either one word sprint at a time, or before the end of a stream
Counting Your Words
- Original draft writing, brainstorming, and outlining is counted word-for-word
- Light Editing (minor typos, rephrasing, transcription, mind mapping, etc.)
- 15 words per 1 minute of editing time spent OR
- 1/3 the number of total words edited
- Heavy Editing (rewriting, developmental editing, etc.)
- 30 words per 1 minute of editing time spent OR
- 1/2 the total number of words edited
- As Heavy Editing above
- As Light Editing above
- Programming/Coding (including statblocks)
- As Light Editing, but may only be counted by time equivalent, not word count, and MUST be connected to a "creative writing" project
- As Programming/Coding above
- Typewritten Pages
- 300 words per single-spaced page OR
- 150 words per double-spaced page OR
- Count the number of words on each of 10 lines of writing. Average the words per line and then count the number of typewritten lines and multiple that number by the average number of words per line
- Handwritten Pages
- 10 words per line OR
- 200 words per handwritten page OR
- Alternatively, average it out by words per line and lines per page, as above
Over time, the "report videos" that we created to inform people how the scoring was going became an integral part of the Game, and an ongoing story in its own, internally-consistent universe. Since the course of the story is decided by the results of the contest, it is a unique form of interactive fiction that all players, called "Tome Knights," participate in creating.
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The Game of Tomes runs 3 times per year: