Campaign of the Month: June 2012
Paperwork and Artwork Incentives
Paperwork (and Artwork) Incentives
During the course of the campaign, I may occasionally hand out Surveys to track the direction of the campaign by the players. Completing and returning the survey will yield one Hero Token for the session the survey is returned in.
I appreciate it when the players provide me with fleshed out backgrounds, and a log of their character’s view of the campaign, whether in the form of Letters or Journals, Diaries, Memoirs or the like. The entries can be in personal journal form, as a letter to a loved one or patron, in diary form, or any other form your character would choose. The style may differ from adventure to adventure, and should be written from the character’s perspective.
Creating your character background, beyond anything game specific I may have created, will earn a bonus of some sort, depending on the content as well as when the background is turned in relative to the start of the Campaign. Include character history, origins, etc. You may include family history, interesting events prior to the start of the campaign, or anything that helps define your character. Fleshing out your character is encouraged. This may be presented in any format you desire. During the adventure, excerpts adding to the background will be accepted as your character develops their personality. For example, Bertrand Poxdun discovers that, during play, he has a tendency to disdain bounty hunters. His player may decide to keep this attitude for the character, and a background story may be added regarding an incident in his youth involving bounty hunters mistaking a close friend for a criminal.
Initial backgrounds write-ups earn from 25 to 100 XP and one Hero Token. Journal Entries are worth 25 XP per average party level and one Hero Token each, awarded upon receipt. Only one such award will be given per gaming session. (If you do run behind, you may turn in entries retroactively, and you will be rewarded for them, but multiple entries for the same session will only yield one reward).
Providing original artwork for your character or for use in adventure synopsis will garner your character up to 100 XP per level, and one Hero Token.
Any art or journal entries may be emailed to PhoenixMark@mac.com, provided in person at the gaming session, or posted here on the Obsidian Portal website. Journal entries should be prompt and timely. Late entries may receive reduced rewards. The journal needs to be on electronic medium (disc, email, attached file, etc.). Any artwork submitted should also be in electronic format.
It is the intent to post the background information and journal entries on the Obsidian Portal website to browse while online. This website is open to the public in regards to intellectual or artistic property rights.