Did you know the elements of campaign planning are rooted in narrative design? In this workshop, gaming veteran Monica Valentinelli introduces her “Spiderweb Method” for campaign planning and walks you through how to use it for longer story arcs. Also included is a list of tips and tricks to help manage your players to avoid railroading, give them what they want, but keep your story on track.
This workshop is appropriate for first-time or veteran GMs. Fans of Monica’s work will be familiar with the concept introduced in the Kobold Guide to Game Mastering.
Classes through the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers are taught online and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required.
Date: Next class date is Saturday, December 12, 2020, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time.
Cost: $99 ($79 for returning students and Patreon supporters, which includes classes/workshops with the Cat Rambo Academy in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).
To sign up for this class, visit: Planning Your Tabletop RPG Campaign with Monica Valentinelli. Your email will be sent to the class administrator, Cat Rambo.
I am pleased to share that I am teaching a Writing the Other class about RPGs in February 2017. The full text of the announcement, including instructions on how to get updates, is on the newly revamped www.writingtheother.com website.
In addition to the classes that I am teaching, I thought you might be interested in the works of these talented instructors. Please consider checking them out!
New Writing the Other Classes
2017 is almost here and we’re already planning a full year of Writing the Other classes! In addition to Weekend Intensives every other month there will be at least three Multi-week Classes. And we have an exciting roster of new classes and Master Classes coming up:
- Writing Inclusive Games – Creating RPGs Sans Fail with Monica Valentinelli | February 2017
- Master Class: Writing Bisexual Characters with Faith Cheltenham | February 2017
Master Class: Writing Your Future Self – Creating Older Characters with Ellen Klages | early March 2017
Master Class: How To Fail Gracefully with Mary Robinette Kowal and K. Tempest Bradford | April 2017
Master Class: Avoiding Offensive Tropes in Horror with Chesya Burke | Summer 2017
Worldbuilding Intensive (instructors TBA) | Summer 2017
Master Class: Writing From the Diaspora with Ken Liu | Autumn 2017
Master Class: Beyond Belief – Writing Plausible Atheist and Religious Characters with Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward | Autumn 2017
We also plan to have Master Classes on Writing Lesbian and Gay Characters, Writing Characters With Mobility Disabilities, and Depicting Class in Fiction later in the year.
For more about these classes, visit www.writingtheother.com.