You can start your own project whenever you want, this above
date is just a suggestion!
Post at the 24
Hour RPG Message Board at 1KM1KT, or Join the 24
Hour RPG list at Yahoogroups to discuss the 24 Hour RGP
Project and your works!
NEWS! We have merged with the fine folks
to help host the 24 Hour RPG files, and promote the games
and authors involved with the 24 Hour RPG Project. Thanks, 1KM1KT!
If you want to read more on the partnership, check
24 HOUR RPG
is basically the budding and professional game
designer's equivalent of a triathalon- You put your body, mind and
spirit through some major punishment in a race against time, in
this case to develop a full, working, playable role-playing game
within a mere 24 hours with other peers. Like a triathalon, there's
no "award" for winning; Rather the award is in itself
to participate, test yourself, overcome the challenge at hand at
your own pace and skill level, and share in the brief glory with
The 24 Hour RPG Event
can be started by any person at
, as long as they dedicate themselves to following the
rules of the event. There is no "sign up list" or "qualifications".
Any person of any age or background need only to commit themselves
to the rules, do the project, upload it, and head to the discussion
group to talk about your work! For the period of the event, the
designer has 24 hours only (one full planetary rotation) to go from
nothing but perhaps a few nascent ideas, to a full working game
complete with system and setting. For the duration of the project,
they are not allowed to get any outside help for writing, design,
layout or art. When the contest is over, the contestants share and
discuss their works; It's up to them what to do from there- Leave
the project stand as-is, or possibly even go on to publish it.
The Event can be engaged in by the designer at any time
Approximately once a year, though, a 24 Hour RPG Grand Act
will be held. The Grand Act
, which is a period of one or
two weekends, is a chance for designers to go at the event together.
It's also a good "Start Mark" for people who want to participate
and prefer a deadline, however artifical, to be put in place so
that they can get their butts in gear to complete the Event. Please
stay tuned to this site, and the 24
Hour RPG list at Yahoogroups
, for details.
Please see the various sections of this site for more info. This
event was inspired and organized by Philip
at a conversation on The
regarding a similar Comic