Write, produce, and publish your first D&D encounter in this one-month-long, self-paced workshop!
October 1 - 31, 2021
What do you mean by "self-paced"?
The lessons in this workshop unlock over the course of the month. (Check out the full schedule in the course.) This means that you can log in when you're able to log in and complete the lessons on your own schedule, any time during the month of October!
When does this workshop take place, and do I have to be online at a specific time?
The workshop takes place from October 1st to October 31st, 2021. You do not have to be online at any specific time; we have a global community and scheduled classes are unfeasible. The lessons unlock on UTC time, but you're encouraged to complete them on your own schedule.
What is the format of the lessons?
In this course, all lessons are written (like blog posts/articles). Each of the four units includes a few activities to guide your learning.
Where does this course take place?
Right here on this website. On October 1st, just simply pop over here to StorytellingCollective.com and log in. The course will be available in your account!
The lessons are released over the course of four weeks and unlock on the dates specified below. Here is the schedule. The dates are when that lesson goes live; the deadlines for each activity are included in the lesson content.
What is an Encounter?: October 1-7
M.T. Black breaks down the components of a D&D encounter.
Writing Your Encounter: October 8-14
Ashley Warren provides tips on effective brainstorming and planning out your encounter, as well as suggestions for starting your encounter and using popular tropes.
Playtesting Your Encounter: October 15-21
Justice Arman shares the process of playtesting your encounter and implementing feedback.
Producing Your Encounter: October 21-30
Ashley Warren, along with special guest instructor Lysa Penrose from DMs Guild, provide guidance and resources on putting your one-page encounter into layout, as well as DMs Guild publishing best practices.
Submission Day! October 31
Submit your one-page encounter PDF to the Storytelling Collective team, to be published as part of a DMs Guild anthology.