Summer Camp 2022 Pledge

It's that time of year again, World Anvil's Summer Camp that gets my creative juices flowing and creates vast swathes of my world for me while I pariticpate in a community that has come to mean so much to me. I started moving my D&D campaign world into World Anvil at the end of 2019, but it wasn't until the summer of 2020, in the depths of the pandemic, that I really figured out how to use this amazing platform.

The prompts force me to look at my world in ways I had never considered before and the deadlines and community have helped my writing grow by leaps and bounds.

Creative Goal

I intend to work on my main campaign world and the Kirinal Concordance Zone as usual, but this time I want to add in three new areas of play/concepts.

Maharlitech
Based on the word Maharlika, which refers to the noble fighting class of ancient Filipino warriors. This is the new name I've come up with for magitech in my world, and is going to be my branding going forward.

Shards of Thaya
The floating sky islands on the Shattered Moon patrolled by elves riding giant insects who hunt abominations from the Far Realm.

Darastrix Tolgalen
The lost Dragon Empire located on an island continent that emerged from 100,000 years of isolation in a pocket dimension. This feudal society of dragonborn and other reptilian sophonts are coming to grips with the new reality they have been thrust into.

Motivation

I'm trying to build an original setting that feels true to my own diasporic background. As a Filipino-American, I'm interested in the experience of people making a home for themselves in a new land where they are considered different. I'm not interested in dystopias, I want to build a setting where the people living in it can be their best, happiest selves.

Challenge Goal

I achieved the Diamond Badge in all the other Summer Camps that I've participated in. I see no reason to change that! Notwithstanding unforeseen circumstances, it's 31 articles and Diamond or bust for me!

Past Events

Summer Camp 2020
Generic article | Jun 19, 2021

Summer Camp 2020 focuses on the Kirinal Concordance Zone and the Kirinal Pit.

WorldEmber 2020 Pledge Document
Generic article | Dec 1, 2021

WorldEmber 2020 Pledge Document and Article Hub

Summer Camp 2021 Hub
Generic article | Aug 1, 2021

Find all my Summer Camp 2021 Hub articles and preparation here.

WorldEmber 2021 Hub & Pledge Document
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WorldEmber 2021 Hub & Pledge

Summer Camp 2022 Themes

Expanse

Expanses in my regions include:

  • The dead surface of the Shattered Moon and the empty skies between the sky-island Shards.
  • The magic blasted region around the Boundary of the Dragon Empire
  • The Kirinal Wastes full of bandits and evil spirits

Leadership

I have a lot of the Zone fleshed out, but there are organizations in there that could use some fleshing out.

Amongst the Shards, I can work on the leaders of the various peoples and their war parties.

The complex clan structure of the Dragon Empire should be heavy fodder for this theme.

Discovery

The Shattered Moon is tailor-made for the discovery theme: thousands of sky-island Shards and the people who live on them.

The Zone and Darastrix Tolgalen are geographically smaller and heavily populated. Discovery in those areas would involve finding hiddent things or secret societies.

Monstrous

The Draconic rulers of the Island are monstrous by definition. Their followers can be just as terrifying.

The Shards are full of abominations, undead, and lycanthropes. Dark spirits fill the sky-islands and the air between.

The Zone is full of escapees from a thousand dimensions. Dark spirits and monsters are definitely included in their number.

Regions of Focus

Summer Camp 2022 Articles

Copper Prompts



Cover image: Summer Camp 2022 Pledge Header by Chris L

Comments

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5 Jun, 2022 13:31

Good luck!!

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6 Jun, 2022 12:39

Thank you! Good luck to you too!

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E. Christopher Clark
5 Jun, 2022 22:57

I loved reading that motivation section, in particular, and I can't wait to hear more about "Maharlitech."

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6 Jun, 2022 12:40

In my overall range of excitement, "Maharlitech" is the one I have least fleshed out and am also most excited for!

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7 Jun, 2022 13:54

Aaaahhhh those new areas all sound AMAZING, I can't wait to see what you come up with this summer!!


You are doing a great job! Keep creating; I believe in you!
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7 Jun, 2022 14:11

Thank you! I also cannot await everyone's creations! SC is such an amazing time for shared creativity.

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9 Jun, 2022 12:31

Good luck! I can't wait to read more about the Shards of Thaya!

9 Jun, 2022 18:41

I'm looking forward to writing about it!

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10 Jun, 2022 08:10

Good luck, you've got this Kitoypoy! Can't wait to see what you create.

I'd truly appreciate your constructive criticism on any pages of VISCERIUM. A dark, mixed genre world of infernal incursions across multiple eras.
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