Weird Adventures is running a contest. Here is what he's looking for.
this should ideally be something pulpy and possibly hyperbolic. The
titles of the adventure seed boxed pieces in the book are good
examples--and check out this old post on “weird menace” titles.
Tagline: a one sentence teaser like found on the contents page of some old pulp mags.
Set-up: a brief rundown of how the setting and situation of the adventure.
a montage of the interesting/critical things in the
adventure--important encounters, possible set-pieces, some evocative
Ok, here’s a quick example:
“Burial On the Far Side of Hell”
An ancient plea brings the promise of riches and unimagined danger.
In a oddities museum, the PCs happen upon a Native mummy who puts out a
psychic plea: “return me to my ancestral grounds for burial, and I'll
show you the hidden riches of my people." What the mummy does not
know--and neither does anyone else--is that the road back now cuts
through a dangerous stretch of badlands swallowed by a black dust elemental and crawling with black dust zombies.
the fury of a malevolent storm; shambling,moaning zombies, all but
invisible in the swirling, choking dust; an isolated town with desperate
survivors are wholed up; a mad preacher fallen to worship of the
I love that example. I know I'm peculating a couple of ideas. I think its a great idea and a lot of fun.
All entries should be submitted by Monday September 17 at noon Eastern Time. Email them to Trey at theinscrutabledr3 on gmail.