Summer Camp 2022

Last year was the first time I participated in my first ever summercamp. Summer Camp 2021 was my first ever WorldAnvil event and it was quite the experience. After WorldEmber 2021, I had a few stressful months that did not allow for a lot of worldbuilding other than my usual content, so I'm really excited to use Summer Camp as an opportunity to be inspired and back into that world build flow! As for tier... For this year, I'd love to get to that diamond again!  

The Scope

This year I'm going to see where the prompts lead me and what I'm inspired by. I'm not going to let myself be constrained by a certain area in my world like I did last year with the region of Wolfsbrunn. What I will try to do is see if I can set the prompts/articles in the same areas so that it all kind of connects to eachother thematically and geographically. Below are the themes for each tier this year and my initial thoughts on them.   Expanse (Copper).
Tons of options here. The deserts of Naz'thul or Kordaasi still require development. The jungles of Azuno are great to write about as they have become more important in the campaign I am running in this world. Aquatic expanses such as the Cobalt Divide or even the smaller Boreal Sea might be fun if prompts are about bodies of water or related to such things.   Leadership (Silver). The Kingdom of Wolfsbrunn still has plenty of titles and roles that need defining or writing about. The leadership structure of the people of Naldorec also needs further development. In the expanse of Azuno the leadership structure of the Empire of the Jade Eye and the city of Javesz might also be interesting topics to touch on. Smaller organizations also need leadership, such as the leadership structure and hierarchy of the Grey Cartel or maybe even specific people within the Amaranthine Archivists.   Discovery (Gold). Discovery is an interesting one to write about but I have a hard time imagining prompts for this theme. I think some technologies or magic spells might be fun to write about here. Famous inventors and explorers as characters could be a great way of giving this theme more input. The lost civilization that used the Astran language might also be a great topic, but I'm not sure If i'd like to make this story public for everyone (and the players in my own campaign) to see! There's still plenty to be discovered in my world, and I'm sure through connecting it with the other themes that I will be able to write about this theme as well.   Monstrous (Diamond). No worries about this one. Creatures, organizations, religions, there's plenty of evil things to write about in my world. I really enjoy evil with a backstory that gives the evil at least some motivation other than 'am evil, do evil', so I'd love to see if I can put some of that within my writing for these prompts! I'd enjoy illustrating these monstrous entities so this is definitely a focus theme for me!  

Quantity and Quality

I'm not going to go for really long articles, it is not my style and never will be. I'd much rather link to another article to build a network of information instead of infodump in a really long page. Keep it simple, keep it short! This year I'd love to do more illustrations for the prompts that are within my area of artistic expertise. In short: creatures and items should have mechanics and art.  

Timeline

My summer vacation starts halfway through the month, and I have a big deadline the 12th of July that already requires some writing. I expect that the first few weeks might not be productive for summercamp, that just means I have to kick it into gear in the later weeks. Leading up to those weeks I might do a little brainstorm and jot down ideas for the prompts to get a good jumping off point when I start writing. Perhaps I'll do some streams if that fits in my schedule...
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22 Jun, 2022 11:42

Good luck with Summer Camp this year! looking forward to seeing what you create! :)

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