Gobtober 2021 (GOB-toe-burr)

Gobtober 2021 is a set of 34 prompts. The goal of the challenge is to do one prompt per day in October 2021 and to leave three alternates. The prompts are usually vaguely goblin-themed, but are not guaranteed to be (and really aren't this year). There will be an associated template for each prompt this year, as it will be an "unoffical challenge" run by ⚝Senna Nightshade⚝.

 

A general rule of thumb is to write at least 100 words per article, if a word count goal is wanted. This is a challenge meant for fun though, so even just a drawing is valid for the participation prize (which can be obtained by contacting Moonflower on Discord before 10 November 2021)

 

The Prompts!

 
  1. A glowing fungus (Species)
  2. A special and/or famous rock (Item)
  3. A tasty stew (Item)
  4. A language spoken by an unusual creature (Language)
  5. A common species of pest (Species)
  6. An area with lush plant life (Geography)
  7. A creature with non-red blood (Species)
  8. The funerary rites of a particular culture (Tradition)
  9. A bloody skirmish (Conflict)
  10. An organic material obtained from corpses (Material)
  11. A macabre clothing item (Item)
  12. A myth surrounding a seat and/or throne (Myth)
  13. A spell associated with protection (Spell)
  14. A harvest-related event (Tradition)
  15. An alcoholic drink (Item)
  16. A myth surrounding a great hero (Myth)
  17. A charitable organization (Organization)
  18. A message carrying a warning (Document)
  19. A glittering and/or shining material (Material)
  20. A profession involving food and/or its preparation (Profession)
  21. A highly skilled and/or trained military unit (Military Formation)
  22. A wind-related type of natural disaster (Natural Law)
  23. The color of the sky (Natural Law)
  24. An ethnicity with distinct traditional hairstyles (Ethnicity)
  25. A settlement known for its extragvagance (Settlement)
  26. A method of fire making (Technology)
  27. A building and/or landmark associated with joy (Landmark)
  28. A condition spread through bites (Condition)
  29. A common, but customizable mode of transport (Vehicle)
  30. A title awarded to the best at something in a settlement (Title)
  31. A barren wasteland (Geography)
  32. A settlement that celebrates the "Spooktacular" (Settlement)
  33. A creepy story (Myth)
  34. A person that brings death wherever they go (Character)
Runs From
1 October to 31 October 2021
Number of Prompts
34

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30 Sep, 2021 18:11

Looks fun! I might join in. If i have time, anyways! :)

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30 Sep, 2021 18:27

Awesome! Are these all just writing prompts?

30 Sep, 2021 19:27

I'd accept art and other stuff for the participation prize, but, generally, they are for World Anvil articles, so yeah, writing/

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30 Sep, 2021 19:07

This looks like fun! I will add it to my Spooktober list :) Super cool of ya to do this!

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1 Oct, 2021 07:39

Very tempted to do this! :3

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1 Oct, 2021 10:10

Hey,   prompt lists and challenges are always welcome for some inspiration. I won't really participate in any feasible way, as I am kinda busy at the moment, but I will pick some - at least 10 I hope - prompts to flesh out my world further. Thanks a lot for this inspiration-giver! :)   Cheers!

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1 Oct, 2021 14:09

That works and is a completely valid way of doing this! To be quite honest, I'm so busy lately that I very well might not do 1 prompt a day.

⚝Senna Nightshade⚝
2 Oct, 2021 21:37

OK, first prompt done - glowing mushroom ftw!   https://www.worldanvil.com/w/samtho-kveldulfr83/a/lusmorl-species   I'll post what I do here - but not for every single article as to avoid spam. :)

My world is Samthô - a 'as realistic as possible' fantasy-world, that's still in its childhood stage.
A current addition to Samthô is my contribution to the rivers ant waterways challenge: Paunis
3 Oct, 2021 05:05

Cool!

⚝Senna Nightshade⚝
19 Oct, 2021 20:39

Hey,   as I'm more busy than expected (M.A. theses + a publication) I won't be able to write more than what I got til now. 15 (alcoholic drink): https://www.worldanvil.com/w/samtho-kveldulfr83/a/hvassi-item?preview=true? 26 (method of fire making): https://www.worldanvil.com/w/samtho-kveldulfr83/a/gobak-gunk-technology?preview=true?   Hope this is somewhat interesting... The gobak will get an article eventually. :)

My world is Samthô - a 'as realistic as possible' fantasy-world, that's still in its childhood stage.
A current addition to Samthô is my contribution to the rivers ant waterways challenge: Paunis
19 Oct, 2021 20:44

Cool! Thanks for participating to the best of your ability ^^

⚝Senna Nightshade⚝
26 Oct, 2021 15:30

Ha!   Had a trip on the train and could do one more: 33 - a creepy story: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/samtho-kveldulfr83/a/the-pebblerollers--myth?preview=true

My world is Samthô - a 'as realistic as possible' fantasy-world, that's still in its childhood stage.
A current addition to Samthô is my contribution to the rivers ant waterways challenge: Paunis
26 Oct, 2021 16:59

Cool!

⚝Senna Nightshade⚝
1 Oct, 2021 16:17

This looks really fun, if you're interested in reading all my answers I'll be keeping them here! > https://www.worldanvil.com/w/yonderverse-mochimanoban/a/spooktober-2021-article Thank you for making this!

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1 Oct, 2021 16:17

Sorry I have no idea how to make it an actual link xD

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1 Oct, 2021 17:06

Not a problem

⚝Senna Nightshade⚝
16 Oct, 2021 03:01

saw this idea and thought id use it https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ogranys-wolfoflight2003/a/gobtober-article