Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Vayniris Anthology Project
The mock-up cover to the side over there is just a test. I'd prefer to get a real artist to do the cover, rather than my blah blah scribblings.
If you are interested in writing a story for the anthology, let me know. This is a volunteer type thing. If we accidentally made a profit, I'd prefer the money go to somebody who really needed it, like the kids at Bryan's House.
I'll be sending out guidelines to all interested parties for writing in this shared world as soon as I finish them. Honestly, I don't know what an OSR story is exactly. What I see in my head are OSR inspired stories - pulp fiction style urban fantasy adventures worthy of being included in Appendix N. It's somewhat hard to quantify that, but like porn, I'd know it if I saw it.
The question of what OSR really is gets into some sticky mud, but it does bring up a good question. The version of Vayniris I'm using in gaming is based on 4e Essentials Races, classes, and mechanics. But the story doesn't have to be. Shouldn't be, really. But what should it be. Should the literary Vayniris be based off of original or B/X D&D tropes - with the races or spells to boot? Or should it have completely original races, magic, etc? I think that is a good question for potential writers AND readers. Having a common D&D style base would be make a shared world easier to define, but would it be desirable?
Let me know your thoughts on it. Thanks!