Thursday, January 22, 2009

Story idea

The details aren't worked out, but this is a story that I think I need to write...

We were out at dinner tonight, talking about a D20 modern/Cthullu campaign that Shane is running, and how one of the players really wants to be armed, but that in that setting, weapons are really not going to do you a lot of good.  Then we started talking about how people should react if the sort of stuff that you see in D&D started showing up in real life.

I'm going to write a story about a group of gamers who end up having D&D-type stuff start showing up in real life!  I think it will start with the group gaming around a table, and suddenly, a fireball goes off outside.  The initial assumption will be that there's been a gas leak/explosion, or arson, or a small plane crash, or something equally odd but plausible.  Then other things will start to happen - someone will quote something Latin, and a spell will go off.  I'm not sure what else yet... I'll have to go through some books.

But I think that the D&D players have a better chance of surviving that sort of supernatural crap (once they realize that it's really happening) than non-gamers.  And I think it would be kind of cool.  So I'm going to go sleep on this idea, and maybe have a better outline of it in the morning.  Yay for fun ideas!


Big Plain V said...

I'm commenting here to totally encourage you to work on this idea, just be sure to do come up with a fresh twist on it, cuz I know it's been done quite a few times already.

One of my books is fairly similar. My twist is that it's set in the future, where entire RPG worlds exist for gamers to actually live as their characters.

Mitzi said...

Thank goodness that supernatural stuff will never happen since I'm a non-gamer and would probably die. :)

colbymarshall said...

I am with Big V--all for it on the go ahead if you're really shaping up a good idea, but keep in mind it's been done a lot (example: very popular book-to-movie Inkheart just came into theatres this week and has a similar concept.) Like V said, just make sure it's got a unique spin.