Writers Wanted

 

If you're interested in becoming a paid writer for Dystopia Rising: Texas please read through the information below and then submit a sample module writing piece to dr.lonestar@gmail.com.

The sample module should an objective, how many and what sort of NPCs you need, and should also include a description of the module which could be executed by anyone. If you wish to see a sample module before writing your own sample, please contact the same email.

Writers are expected to make deadlines. You can be the best writer in the world and if you don't make deadline, then we can't use your materials. Writers who are late with their materials will not be re-hired in the future.

Writers should focus on the "feel" of Bravo. If you're interested in writing for Dystopia Rising: Texas, please take a look at our setting material on this website. This is a spaghetti western game that focuses on themes of corruption, psuedo-civility, class warfare, and 'ghost' stories. (There aren't ghosts in DR but there are totally ghost stories).

Writers should consider the season when writing modules. Because Dystopia Rising: Texas is located in an area that can become cool in the winter, pleasant in the spring / fall, and miserable near the summer. We ask for submissions that fit the season they're being written for. Please consider that when it's hot in the summer, players want to be outside or in the water. When it's winter, players prefer internal mods and more upbeat modules. When it's spring, focus on getting outside after winter and going on adventure-type modules. When it's autumn, focus on combat and heavy torture themes.

Writers can submit several-month arcs. If you're interested in created an arc that spans over several months, then please submit the general outline of your idea to our email address. While single-shot modules are acceptable, writers that have ideas of groups, modules, and scenarios that go across several months have a ready stock of inspiriation for future work. 

Writers CANNOT submit multiple-chapter story arcs without telling us that this is occurring and talking with other local directors. If you wish to create a cross-branch story, you MUST inform us ahead of time before writing. Any failure to do so will mean that you will not be contracted again.

Writers should write modules so that anyone can run them. Each module should be written in such a fashion that an ops marshal or rules marshal can look at the module and then be able to run it during game, assigning NPC roles, setting up the module site, etc.