SummerCamp 2021 Pledge Document
Prep Week 1 - The PledgeThis is my first time participating in the summer camp challenge, so please be gentle, I'm still learning ;) Which project are your worldbuilding efforts tied to?
I am currently setting up the background story and world for a small forum RPG with a few friends. Though I might use it for some short stories, too. But the main focus is to build a world where people can play their characters and experience a few nice adventures and character development throughout the course of the plays.
What world are you working on?
I will try to focus on this world, which means, sadly that I will write the majority of my articles in German to avoid the hassle of having to translate them later down the line (I will need the material in German in the end).
However, depending on the prompts and my motivation, and how well they work for this setting, I might work in another world or start a new one if I feel inspired. The plan is to carry on in this one, though.
Which area of the world(s) are you working on?
I am planning to focus on the otherworld part and the hidden parts of the world, and will focus more on the races and their relationships and government stuff. Humans and proper Characters will probably come much later.
How much are you aiming to complete?
I want to aim for 10 prompts at least but am hoping to get to 20. It will, however, depend on how easy it will be to fill the prompts with what little I have so far. Since the world itself is fairly new and I have not much content put into it so far.
When will you write? Who is your support network?
As with all my writing these days I will have to work whenever I am alone at home and have the peace and quiet I need, but I want to use 1-2 hours every other day to fill in the blanks of my world.
As for support ... I do have a few friends that will have to listen to my ravings, but that's about it. I don't really follow any specific podcasts and such other than the world anvil streams on twitch whenever I find the time.
I hereby swear that I will pay the necessary price in time and effort to the gods of worldbuilding in order to reach at least the Copper Badge.
Prep Week 2 -Organizing my WorldbuildingTrying to be good little worldbuilder and therefore I will do my homework for week 2, too. So, I am still working things out, since the world is still very empty, but so far, this is what I have come up with, in terms of Categories. This world mainly features two separate areas: the real world (as the one we live in right now) and the Otherworld where all the supernatural, mystical and mythical beings are hiding from humanity. Since the otherworld is the main part of this project, I have added various categories there, like races, further information about magic in this world (types of magic, magical items, curses, spells, and all that fun stuff), Groups and organizations, historical events and the places where you can cross over from the real world to the otherworld and vice versa. I have also added an introduction category at the top to fill with some info bits and add the pledge document to. Characters will have their whole separate area if I need any. I am currently not planning on creating characters unless I have to for a prompt. Since I tend to build a lot 'on the fly' I might write a few short stories, situated in this world and I will add those, too. The last Category is for further information that does not fit in any other category. Like mentioned before, I am starting on a mostly fresh project for the summer camp, so I will certainly go and add more categories as I see fit, but these were the ones, I thought I really needed from the top of my head. Image inspiration pool I have a bunch of pictures already and there will be many more. My inspiration comes from Artbreeder and Pixabay mainly. I have made a few replacement pictures since I have no custom art whatsoever: Since I really enjoy the cover images, I decided to make a few for the above mentioned categories: They also are somewhat inspirational and I still have the complete, unedited images to dive in as inspiration. Laying it out Here is my Example Generic Article It is very basic since I haven't used any BBcode so far and am not very creative. I guess this will change over time, but something along those lines will be true for most articles.
I will look into creating/changing the overall design, but for now, I am happy with using a standard design.
The Prompts & my articlesSince I am only aiming for Bronze, I certainly won't fill all the prompts, but here is a list of the prompts and my articles I wrote for them:
Copper Prompts (10/10)
A building associated with healing the sick
A medical condition which is feared by some
A new medical cure, treatment or breakthrouh
A species of working animal
An ethnicity whose cultural exports are highly sought after
An extraordinary writing tool (or type of writing tool)
An area or geographical landmark wrapped in myth, legend or superstition
A myth about a mountain, lake, cave or other landmark
A myth or fairytale about a prophecy, oracle, fortune-telling or other revelation
A festival associated with a celestial body
Silver Prompts (10/10)
An inhospitable region or geographical landmark
A plant or animal that lives in an inhospitable region
An ethnicity surviving in an inhospitable region
An old or ancient organization which still casts a shadow
A lost or ancient language
An ancient and/or powerful artifact
A religious order founded or based in your world's history
A coming of age ceremony
A famous letter or message
Gold Prompts (10/10)
A building associated with crime or justice
A renowned pirate, highwayman or other criminal
A unit or squad who guards an important person
A settlement known as a pleasure town or for louche behaviour
A brave hero, who hides a secret past.
A romancer, paramour, or other amorous individualA romancer, paramour, or other amorous individual
A large business, corporation or trade guild
+-] A vital trade resource that supports a settlement or region
An industrial, mining, logging or other production settlement.
Diamond Prompts (1/1)
A bloody coup, rebellion or uprising in your world's history