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Dal Writes Worldbuilding – Screen-Testing with Dice!

Friday, March 1st @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm


About the Event:

We’ve created our world and designed a system – now it’s time to break it! Geoffrey Mason is coming in this week to help us iron out any problems we might not have considered before. At this session, we will take turns holding the reigns on a roleplaying adventure set in our world. The goal for the characters: Get from Point A to Point B. The goal of the Dungeon Master: Make it difficult for the characters to get there.

If you’ve never played a dice-RPG, fear not! Geoffrey will be teaching us the basics and we’re not getting into the details of Dungeons and Dragons. The only pre-requisites for this session will be to have a general idea for a character in this world with whom you’d like to take on an adventure. Our goal will be for you to ask the tough questions about our world (e.g., if my character can summon an infinite number of bears, what would happen if they did summon an infinite number of bears?). By the end of this session, we will have an idea of what works and what doesn’t work in our universe. Now the editing can begin!

About Dal Writes:

Dal Writes is a society for creative writers that focuses on elements of science fiction and fantasy. Our emphasis is on worldbuilding techniques: the strategies and methods of creating a universe that isn’t our own. We believe that storytelling is a skill that anybody can develop – and it is a skill that is central to many professions outside of creative writing. Game development and digital animation are just two examples of professions that require great storytelling. Join us this term to help create an anthology of short stories that all take place in one universe. We’re tackling the writing process from start to finish – including our very own book launch!


Friday, March 1st
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Dal Writes Society


Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs)
6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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