The Tome of Ideas for Writers and Roleplayers
A color illustrated book of writing prompts and story ideas from over twenty professional authors and over ten genres.
An article about The Tome of Ideas appears on the GeekDad blog as well as on their curated Kickstarter page.
Interview on Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing podcast with lead developer Michael J Winegar. He talks about the origins of the project and who's involved.
Interview on the Seekrit Projekt podcast. Creator Michael J Winegar talks to Scott Roche and Dave Robison about the relaunch and goes deeper into the philosophy and structure of the book.
Tome of Ideas is part genre encyclopedia, part RPG book, part writing prompt collection, and part inspirational art book. It is designed as a resource for writers looking for their next story, game masters looking for their next adventure, or anyone who simply wants to sit down and send their imagination on a journey into speculative fiction.
The writing prompts, story seeds, and adventure outlines spanning ten genres and almost two dozen sub-genres make Tome of Ideas a great read for anyone who loves genre fiction, art, or roleplaying.
Tome of Ideas is similar in concept to the highly acclaimed Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters.
A 12 page preview of Tome of Ideas can be downloaded here for free. The formatting isn't final, but it illustrates the kind of content we'll include in the book.
Tome of Ideas features almost two dozen genres and sub-genres from speculative fiction. Take a look at the Table of Contents in the Preview for a better idea of what we'll include.
Each of these writers will have their own pages within the book.
Tome of Ideas will also feature writing prompts from the Atlanta based writing group The COWRDS (Company Of Writers, Really Determined to Succeed):
The guiding policy for the art we'll include is Practicality, Equality, Diversity. This means that we're not interested in characters whose clothing, costume, or armor is ludicrously impractical for the adventure at hand or is hyper-sexualized. We want to showcase art from all genres that features men and women of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in a variety of adventure settings and locations; men and women who can be admired for their courage, skill, and style, not just their physical attributes.
Tome of Ideas also hopes to feature some of the art from The Prismatic Art Collection, a recent Kickstarter project that we backed and greatly admire.
Group Orders Under 9
If you would like to make a group order, meaning you'd like more than one book shipped to a location to save on postage costs for both of us, here is how you can do so.
Pledge for the amount of books you would like and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your total order. Then choose the $30 book Reward. This can also be done with Commission Reward levels.
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Domestic US Softcover
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For example: If you wanted two softcover copies shipped to a single domestic address, you would pay $28 for each for a total pledge of $56, saving a total of $4. Send your email stating you would like 2 softcover copies and select the $30 backer reward.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.
$23,000 = Special Cover Art
$25,000 = Double payment to Authors. The more you support the project, the more we support the Authors you love!
$40,000 = Hardback Printing
We've got some great stretch goals in mind and we'll post more about them when the time comes. Thanks for your support!
- (29 days)