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Writing a Dragon Diceā„¢ book for Nanowrimo

 
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christopherdschmitz
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:51 pm GMT    Post subject: Writing a Dragon Diceā„¢ book for Nanowrimo Reply with quote

I don't usually write derivative or fanfic style works... but I've begun a story for this years NaNoWriMo challenge called From the Ashes of Esfah.

I write... a lot. I've got a few series that I write and publish (mostly SF/F) and of course, understanding that this is a trademarked property, I am intending to change the trademarked elements in a later draft unless SFR expresses an interest.

My main reason for posting (besides sharing a project that I'm super excited about) is to find some people who might want to either give it a read as a beta reader or find folks who can be a resource on finer points of Esfah culture and geography in case i run into any snags (I did a bunch of research and outlined the story and characters a few months before beginning the project and I'm already over 15,000 words since thursday! That's like 50 pages).

check out the sample:
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/authorchristopherdschmitz/novels/from-the-ashes-of-esfah
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:19 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you will find a few people that hang out here that would be willing to help you out with this project. Steve Braun is most likely our expert on Esfah.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:22 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like an awesome idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:26 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure they covered this in Cast of Fate, but dont have a copy anymore... what is the predominate skin color of lava elves?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:38 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Their skin as red as hot iron".

PM me your address, I'll send you a copy of Cast of Fate.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:57 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Chuck! is there any other resource for the other races as I write this? Dwarves are easy, and the main protagonist is a dwarf, but he has interaction with many other races (such as amazons).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:16 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have the booklets that came with the Shield, and Battle Mats? Let me get together a entire set of all the rules, booklets, and other loose paper that came with all the TSR products. I'll throw all those into the box with the novel.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:51 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also summaries of the races in the Dice Commander's Manual. If you dont have one, there is a scan of the book in the forums.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:31 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a ton, guys! I really appreciate it...

the wheels are turning and I'm thinking I might add some small items to give it some unique litrpg features between chapters
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:31 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question for one of my subplots. Do The Troggs have any sort of pets? My adventures in counter a farmer who mentions in passing that his flock has been harried by there animals. It foreshadows a later Trogā„¢ attack... if not, no worries I can make something out. What would you suggest for them to keep
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:28 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

christopherdschmitz wrote:
Quick question for one of my subplots. Do The Troggs have any sort of pets? My adventures in counter a farmer who mentions in passing that his flock has been harried by there animals. It foreshadows a later Trogā„¢ā„¢ attack... if not, no worries I can make something out. What would you suggest for them to keep


There are Wolfriders, wardog riders and Leopard Riders, so they could be considered pets
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so I'm writing a flashback scene to an epic battle between a few heroes of old (my main villain is a reanimated undead who's primary desire--besides destroying all of Esfah--is to reanimate the corpse of his long lost love... it's quite tragic really.)
Anyways, I'm referencing a firewalker character... is there another name for their race? lava elves=Morehl™, coral elves=Selumari™, dwarves=Vagha™, and goblins=Trogs™... are there any other race names I ought be aware of? those sorts of tags really help keep the worldbuilding elements high
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:44 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

christopherdschmitz wrote:
so I'm writing a flashback scene to an epic battle between a few heroes of old (my main villain is a reanimated undead who's primary desire--besides destroying all of Esfah--is to reanimate the corpse of his long lost love... it's quite tragic really.)
Anyways, I'm referencing a firewalker character... is there another name for their race? lava elves=Morehl™ā„¢, coral elves=Selumari™ā„¢, dwarves=Vagha™ā„¢, and goblins=Trogs™ā„¢... are there any other race names I ought be aware of? those sorts of tags really help keep the worldbuilding elements high


Somewhere in these forums, i recall seeing a list of the native racial names, though I dont remember who posted it, or how long ago.
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