With the changing numbers of pages we’ve been doing a bit of shuffling around, but we’ve worked out which of the pieces we’ve got written will be going in the first issue – and which are getting pushed back to issues 2 and 3.
So here’s the contents section – page numbers are not included, as art and typesetting may shift some things; or a “People’s Hero” backer might increase the size of the Zine still further.
Editorial: Introducing the authors and the concept of the Zine
The Grand Labyrinth: The world’s largest maze, which hosts three or four exits: The three below and potentially the more mysterious Hero’s Gate, if combining with Issue #2s Labyrinth of Time
↳ The Wayfarer’s Gate: At the northwest of the maze is an exit best reached through days of painstaking progress
↳ The Warrior’s Gate: At the northeast of the maze is an exit which can only be reached by battling mechanical beasts
↳ The Adventurer’s Gate: At the center of the maze is the most challenging exit to reach, one that will take cunning, combat skill and endurance combined.
Bokort’s Bar: A future tavern with alien patrons and bartenders, alongside some technological gambling games.
↳ Staff: The bartenders, bouncer and croupier.
↳ Notable Patrons: Interesting people who might be found here reasonably often.
↳ Hooks: Example ways to weave the location into a story as well as a world.
The Great And The Wise: Neasa Aranrhod: A fey queen with an interest in answering questions “helpfully”.
↳ In Other Genres: Exploring how to alter Neasa to fit in worlds beyond traditional fantasy
Using the 5 Ws in Worldbuilding: An introductory article looking at how to dig deeper into an aspect of your world by asking the standard questions: “Who?”, “What?”, “Where?”, “When?”, “Why?” and the honorary sixth w “How?” – using one of our past creations to illustrate the method.
Magpie’s Nest: Stealing Thieves: Some things you can take from history, mythology, folklore and fiction to craft your worlds thieves, and their gods.
Letter Lich: In this issue, she answers a questioner asking how to incorporate Drow into a roleplaying campaign without causing trouble for an arachnophobic player.
Credits & Thanks: Art credits along with thanks to our biggest backers and supporters in this project.
As always your comments and input are welcome – although in this case rather than on facebook or twitter we’d most like to hear them over on the Kickstarter page