The LitRPG Forum is playing a Continue The Story game!

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  1. Felicity Weiss

    Felicity Weiss Musey Muse Muse Shop Owner Citizen

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    "The game was called RESTART, and everything about it fascinated her …. "

    Hi! Your friendly Fel here. Long time no post, right? Well, there’s an excuse good reason for that. I’ve been pre-occupied with manning our Discord https://discordapp.com/invite/654FVHm and most importantly, hatching up crazy schemes like this! What crazy scheme is that you ask? Whether you are an amateur or professional, hobbyist or published author, we invite you to show off your creativity and add to the story tentatively titled, ‘RESTART’. For fun, for friendship, and most certainly not for profit.

    For the purpose of our Continue The Story game, Paul has created a Royal Road account under the general name of ‘LitRPG Forum’. It is my hope that this will help people discover the LitRPG Forum, our Discord and even better, discover you too. Provided you aren't too shy to supply a link or two where people can stalk ya.

    Over on RR, I’ll hype up our story game in an introduction to the readers. In a perfect world, I want them to have as much fun reading as we do writing. As each chapter posts, I will throw the author into the arena, er, introduce the author in a kick-ass way.

    I’ve tricked Jonathan Smidt aka @Glyax Jonathan Smidt (@JW_Smidt) | Twitter into writing the set-up chapter for us which will post on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 over on our RR account. I am so very excited for this, I am practically vibrating.

    Now onto the deets:

    • The setting: It is the year 2047, somewhere on earth.
    • MC: As of yet unnamed, 17 yo female. Author of chapter 2 gets to name her, oh the pressure!
    • The game: Full immersion, fantasy RPG world.

    A few rules:

    • You may not kill or permanently maim our heroine.
    • You may not contradict other entries.
    • You may not include porn or X-rated material.
    • After you write an entry, that’s it, you are done. This is a game and we want it to be short and fun without being a time sink.
    • Entries should be of chapter length with a word count between 2k and 5k and flow from the previous entry.

    Some hints:

    • Any missing details (hair color, height, profession, friends, personality) you are encouraged to create.
    • Eventually, as a person on the cusp of adulthood, our MC should come into her own and find a way to live life the way she wants. Vague I know, but this is our overarching goal and we are gonna have an adventure and rock it!

    I reserve the right to correct spelling and grammar. Try to keep your entries in third person limited to flow with the rest of the story. When the last participant is up to write their chapter, we will either have that person end it there or I will write a closing chapter. And that’s it, game over and hopefully everyone had fun!


    So, who’s in? *consults clipboard* I have 6 from our Discord participating so far!
     
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  2. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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  3. Muffassa

    Muffassa Moderator LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Sign me up!
     
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    I'll bite! sounds like fun
     
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    Glyax Level 4 (Warrior) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Ah, so my part is done? Huzzah! *tips hat to all* Godspeed!
     
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    I like the cover art alone!
     
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    I'm interested. Sounds fun!
     
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    Awesome guys n gals, keep 'em coming!

    Or, you know, lurk in the shadows and wait to see how the wind blows. LIKE YOU! *whirls around pointing directly at @Windfall* Pfft, and she thought I couldn't detect her.

    Chapter two is in the process of being written but before I dole out the queue, I'd love to get more eyeballs on this thread and writers willing to play.

    Let's goooooooooooo team LitRPG Forum! ::bounce::
     
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    *curses under her breath and ducks behind a rock

    I'm in the process of shifting my mind state between projects and I'll probably come in in a little bit when I'm done kicking myself :D
     
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    Fabulous idea! I'm in and I shall try to resist the temptation of killing off @Muffassa's creations ;)
     
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    I KILLED MUFFASSA!
     
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    O look, approval for our 'Continue The Story' game came in and we are officially up and running on RR.
    Bookmark RESTART so you can keep abreast of developments and when your turn comes, you can scheme where to take us next.


    RESTART | Royal Road

    Check the first chapter out, and be sure to alternately praise and flame @Glyax for doing the honors and being the first writer to get the ball rolling. [​IMG]

    Next up, @DimitriShadow has graciously volunteered and is busy scribbling out chapter 2!
     
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    I read the first chapter and liked it!
     
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    And omigosh this thing is so cute I just died.
     
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    I am on vacation this week, so please put me late in the queue.
     
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    Chapter 2 by @DimitriShadow has posted with his contribution to RESTART - our Continue The Story game. https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/23662/restart/chapter/342068/chapter-2

    Need a taker for chapter 3. Would like to see the game fleshed out with some stats and flavor. A twist or mix-up of some sort to shake things up would be amazing. It is my hope that we get readers invested and they begin to make suggestions for the next chapter writer to consider.

    @WaywardDreaming I have not had a queue, but I suppose we should make one. First, a taker for Chapter three then I'll consult the god of RNG whereupon a list of victims, er, participants will populate itself for display in this thread.
     
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    I'm happy to step up.
     
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    If RNGesus can protect me from getting punched out in magic, he can give us interesting numbers here. [By the way, what will be done with the final product?]
     
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    Chapter 1 - @Glyax
    Chapter 2 - @DimitriShadow
    Chapter 3 - LeadVoneE
    Chapter 4 - @Conor Kostick
    Chapter 5 - @WaywardDreaming
    Chapter 6 - @Gryphon
    Chapter 7 - lelula
    Chapter 8 - @TravisBach
    Chapter 9 - @Paul Bellow
    Chapter 10 - @Muffassa
    Chapter 11 - Croaker
    Chapter 12 - @Windfall
    More chapters TBD as interest hopefully grows.

    Gryphon, the story will remain on RR as a testament to our Story Game until the robot apocalypse happens, and everyone is shepherded into a fully immersive VR game so we can continue exisiting. Let's hope the servers don't bite the dust in the meanwhile, because EVEN THEN, I'd like for us to look back on RESTART with our digitilized selves and reminisce on the good ol' days.
     
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