Thursday, March 28, 2019

Round and Round We Go

So I'm in between projects and that's always a rough spot to be. Next month is CampNaNoWriMo and I've set aside the story to be finished. Yes, this is the year to finish it! Still, that doesn't mean everything leading up to next week is going smoothly. I've found myself diving back into Lost Relic and working out an interesting concept.

Earlier this month there was a writing workshop/challenge through Write Boldly. One of the days challenged the authors to think about marketing and future attempts to get our work out there. That's where the idea sparked.

(Hold for dramatic affect...)

A mystery dinner party game based on one of my books. Normally they're murder mystery games, but this one isn't going to have murder, just the theft of a priceless object. If you've never played or heard of these games they're really fun. Guests are given a character role for the evening that they play. Then the big murder (or theft in this case) happens and everyone gets to put together clues to figure out who did it. Think of the old Clue movie with Tim Curry. Awesome fun all the way around.

So I've been teaching myself how to write/put together these games and the book I've chosen to work with is Lost Relic. The game takes place after the events in the book, but has all three of the main characters and one or two side characters.

There is a lot that goes into making these games and it's been a fun challenge to my organization skills. It'll be available as a PDF download once I finish it and I haven't settled on how to put it out there yet. That can get worked out once it's complete.

In the PDF file will be invitations, character sheets, a guide for hosting the game and an image of the stolen object. About half the character sheets and the invitations are created, and the rest are coming together pretty well. So far it's been really fun working with these characters again and I think I'm going to miss them when I put this project on hold to get back to writing.

That's all for now

Peace and Love

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