Wednesday, 12 December 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: Messenger

I am the Warden!!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to reach my 50,000 word goal for this year's NaNoWriMo due to unfortunate events that had to be addressed immediately, combined with the pressure from an ongoing project's deadline, something had to be cut. But the 27,088 words that did make it to the screen resulted in something I'm surprised and pleased to present to you, the reader!

Messenger is a dark fantasy tale set in an unsettled frontier inhabited by few settlements nestled in the midst of the Wild. Out here, beasts and foul creatures rule the land, leaving the humanoid races to hide behind stone walls, underground, or atop the highest trees in a desperate contest of survival. Linking them together are messengers, wanderers of the Wild and adventurers of the unexplored. Whether they deliver good word from other communities or carry out vital quests for information and provisions, messengers are perhaps the noblest - and dangerous - profession known.

It was an idea I've had for a few years now and always wanted to toy with it as a fantasy RPG, but the setting had never been detailed. While I had always believed writing fiction helped a setting express itself organically, I would now swear on a bible it was remarkably effective. Everything just started falling together and really opened up the massive setting to dive into with antagonists unique and familiar to the standard adventurer.

Anywho, if you're interested in checking it out and willing to provide some feedback, please feel free to download this PDF. It's formatted for standard letter size (8.5"x11"), it should work just fine on tablets, though I haven't had a chance to test out this new export method.