Back from Convention; Dead Adventurer Sweepstakes

16 Oct

EDIT: And the winner for October is Tim van den Langenbergh! I’ll be in touch!

As some of you know, I’ve spent the past weeks hosting lead developer Arvind Yadav for IndieCade and its subsequent publisher feedback and networking rigamarole. But the silence is soon going to be lifted in a big way; not only will regular content resume, but the first novella in my Patreon-backed series, Adventurers: Song of the Bastards, is about a week from release! Which means this is a fabulous time to announce not only the fact that this series even exists, something I had not previously posted about on this site, but the existence of an attached regular drawing. It’s called the Dead Adventurer Sweepstakes. I’ve had no kind of time for preparing graphics, so for now, just imagine a rotted adventurer corpse clutching a ticket and giving a peppy thumbs up.

The Dead Adventurer Sweepstakes

Criteria for Entry:

Must have e-mail and a favorite original roleplaying character. Must be pledging enough to the Patreon to actually get the novella ($5)

 How to Play:

1.) Send me an e-mail with a description of your favorite character, complete with all the details of personality, appearance, aptitude, backstory, and career you consider important.
2.) Every month I’ll draw one name from the hat and create a mirror universe version of them in the world of Adventurers, complete with a short, encylopedia-styled history of their travels and how they met their gruesome fate at the hands of disease, deprivation, rivals, friends, wild animals, shipwreck, traps, monsters, or whatever else would be appropriate. That’s the one thing that don’t change: this is the Dead Adventurer Sweepstakes, not the the Happy Funland Adventurer Sweepstakes. Even if your character didn’t die in your game, it will die in the entry.
3.) Each Dead Adventurer story will be shipped along with the next chapter of the novella.

The winner of this month’s drawing will be announced on Saturday, so shoot off those e-mails! I’ll grease up the guillotine.

(Email all entries to

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  1. Axebird

    October 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    One adventurer submission per player, I presume?

    If you don’t want to work with a submission for whatever reason (thematic distaste, no inspiration, whatever), could we submit a different character?

  2. tmtvl

    October 17, 2014 at 5:42 am

    But I don’t want to see my favourite tramp die, he’s too awesome in his own way…

    Anyway, is there any limitation on the source material? A DSA orc looks very different from a D&D orc.