So, I put myself out there with an actual article submission to an RPG fanzine. When I read that The Gong Farmer’s Almanac wanted article submissions for the 2018 edition, I thought how fun it would be to write something for it.
The Gong Farmer’s Almanac is a free fanzine for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG and it is published with monetary donations from the DCC RPG community. The year after Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG was published, The Gong Farmer’s Almanac fanzine was created. In the link above you get a glimpse at the first volume and issue in a blog by Daniel Bishop. Mr. Bishop writes prolifically about DCC RPG and is an author of several adventures for DCC RPG.
As for me, I’ve been interested in writing since the mid-80’s but have not really done anything except in 2011 when I took on the challenge of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which occurs in November. I was able to write 50,000 words in 25 days. I wrote, “by the seat of my pants”. And I was delighted to see that I could come up with a story for what I have discovered has become a genre called “cozy mysteries”. Attempts at editing the novelette gave gone by the wayside.
Yesterday was the deadline for article submission to The Gong Farmer’s Almanac. My submission was, again, something written: “by the seat of my pants”. A Keystone Cop themed jewel heist. I wrote stats for the NPCs and gave some locations to be explored. Police boxes. A clock tower. A bank vault. A police paddy wagon. And a few weapons used by the illustrious bobbies and constables.
For the record, it is my first time offering up something for publication. Am glad that it will be in a free fanzine. And I can see some slimy creatures and gonzo stuff happening in this Level 1 adventure. The Gong Farmer’s Almanac is printed and distributed at GenCon. So for those of you interested in what kind of writer I am, you will just need to wait until August. *wink* *wink*