If you're interested in becoming a paid writer for Dystopia Rising: Arkansas, please read through the information below and then submit an application.
Writers are expected to make deadlines. You can be the best writer in the world and if you don't make the deadline, then we can't use your materials. Writers who are late with their materials will not be re-hired in the future.
Writers should focus on the "feel" of Crystal Creek. If you're interested in writing for Dystopia Rising: Arkansas, please take a look at the settings information and ingredients list on our website. Contact us if you are still uncertain what the feel of Crystal Creek entails. Main zed for the region include Hunters and Boneheads. Main raiders include Grave Walker and Abduction raiders.
Writers should consider the season when writing modules. Because Dystopia Rising: Arkansas is located in an area that becomes extremely hot in the summer, we ask for submissions that fit the season they're being written for. Please consider that when it's hot in the summer, players want to be outside or in the water. When it's winter, players prefer internal mods and more upbeat modules. When it's spring, focus on getting outside after winter and going on adventure-type modules. When it's autumn, focus on combat and heavy torture themes.
Writers should focus on horror at Dystopia Rising: Arkansas. Writing horror-inspired modules is key at Dystopia Rising: Arkansas. If you need help with the horror genre, take a look at a few horror movies and think of how it would be best to incorporate it into modules.
Writers may submit several-month arcs. If you're interested in created an arc that spans over several months, then please submit the general outline of your idea through our submissions form, which is accessible once you are accepted as a paid writer. While single-shot modules are acceptable, writers that have ideas of groups, modules, and scenarios that go across several months will be re-hired for work.
Writers MAY NOT submit multiple-chapter story arcs without notifying us, and the other local directors, that this is occuring. If you wish to create a cross-branch story, you MUST inform us ahead of submission. Any failure to do so will mean that you will not be contracted again.
Writers should write modules so that anyone can run them. Each module should be written in such a fashion that an ops marshal or rules marshal can look at the module and then be able to run it during game to include: assigning NPC roles, setting up any props required and debriefing the players to gauge the impact of the module..
We are always looking for new writers, so don't hesitate to contact us if you're interested!