The 24 Hour RPG contest is held 1000 Monkeys, 1000 Typewriters site, or 1KM1KT for sort. It is a contest that I stumbled upon this year thanks to my friend Snikle.
This is a very cool and very fun contest that they have held every year since 2004 (if my facts are wrong guys, let me know). Let me give you a run-down of the way the contest worked this year. They gave several wacky phrases as themes or ideas for the rpg and we had to incoporate one of them. Then we had to have an NPC somewhere in our game book named Keeton. Then we had to submit on the forum the theme that we were using so that they would get the start time. From there, we had 24 hours to put together as much of an RPG as possible.
Amazingly enough, there are a lot of entries to the contest and some of them are pretty awesome! The best part? They are free! You can go and download them right now and have a cool new game to play on your next game night. Can people cheat? Sure they could, but I like to think that us gamers have a code of honor that would never allow us to do that.
Sounds pretty crazy right? Trust me, it is. It is also a whole lot of fun. I never thought I would even make an attempt at an RPG, but this was a challenge I couldn’t pass up. I took the theme of “I think I’m a clone now” and went at it. Unfortunately for me, it was a holiday weekend and people ended up visiting and several other things happened, so I didn’t get as much time to work on it as I wanted, but I did it. I sumbitted my super hero RPG called “The Awakening” 23 hours and 54 minutes after I started it.
Was it what I thought it would be? No, I wasn’t able to add near as much to it as I would have liked. Being creative actually takes a lot of time. But the important part is that I finished…well, sorta I guess. I sumbitted it, so that means its finished! There were several things in my head that I wanted to get down, but I just didn’t have a chance. The adventure that formed in my head that sparked the whole thing didn’t even get put in. I still plan on adding though. Let me know what you think! Here is my entry: Awakening
The original forum entry can be found here: Awakening.