It’s back! Last year’s Winter is Coming Blog Carnival was a big success (thanks to Wombat’s Den of Iniquity for running it!) I had designed the logo for it, and unfortunately, didn’t get a chance to participate last year, so I’ve redesigned the logo, and we’re giving it another go this year!
This years’ Winter is Coming promises to be even bigger! Here’s how the blog carnival will work. I’m going to steal whole sections from Wombat’s page here, with some modifications:
What The Heck Is It?
Winter Is Coming II will be a two-week-long RPG blog festival, to commence on Wednesday, 1 November 2012. Across many different blogs, we’ll be able to read different winter-themed posts.
What Are You Looking For?
I’m looking winter-themed elements for D&D and other RPG rulesets. An element can be a class, a theme, a new power, a class, a race, a monster, an item, a location, an adventure, an arc, a background element, a campaign setting, a festival, an NPC, or whatever your fertile and fervent imagination can dream up. If it has something to do with winter and you can use it in an RPG, I want to see it. If you’ve got something new in mind you’ve got two weeks to pull it together. I’m OK with linking to existing posts, but I’d like to see plenty of new content as well. Here on Dice Monkey I’d like to publish guest posts, and I’ll maintain a list of links to winter-themed articles in other blogs.
What Do I Need To Do?
If you’re interested, post a comment here or let me know on Twitter (@MarkMeredith) or via email (dicemonkeynet @ gmail dotcom). I’m looking to publish guest posts here on Dice Monkey for the weeks of 1-14 November, so let me know if you’re between blogs or interested in publishing outside of your normal venue. I’ll be happy to host your work and not take a lick of credit for it, and you can say you’re published on multiple blogs.
If you want to publish something on your blog, I’ll maintain a list of links in the Winter Is Coming cover post to be published on 15 November. If you email me I’ll send you the link when it’s available.
If you’re involved, all I ask is that you link back to at least this post and send the link in a shout out on Twitter. You’re welcome to cross-post, comment, retweet and whatever else you want to do to promote yourself and your fellow blogosphere denizens.
Why Are You Doing This?
Nobody’s planning on making a dime out of this. Winter Is Coming is about people who want to make stuff for a game that they love, and getting that stuff into the hands of the gaming community. The biggest problem we all face is finding eyeballs, so let’s trade. I’ll pimp you to my list if you pimp me to yours, and we’ll see what happens from there.
Do I Get A Cool Badge For My Blog?
Yes you do! You can put any of the following logos on your blog to help promote it. Click on either image to enlarge it. They’re designed for both light and dark blogs.
So That’s It?
That’s what Winter Is Coming II is all about. All told, 90 minutes from idea to blog post with a brief side trip into Twitter promotion. If you’re interested, let me know!
And That’s NOT All!
I’d like to, if you all don’t mind, put these posts into a PDF, and put it up for free on RPGNow once the carnival is complete! This will provide even more exposure to everyone’s blogs. If you’re not interested in your post being in the final free PDF, please let me know. You can still participate, but we’ll keep you out of the final book.
If you’re interested enough, please shout out to your friends, followers, friends list, email list and podcast listeners. Let’s get more people on the bandwagon for the next two weeks.