131,000 Design Word Challenge: April Update

Another month is over, and so I’m reporting on my 2019 131,000-design word challenge for April. Last month, I managed 34,382 words; this month I clocked up 34,477 which is substantially more than my 11,000-word target. Thus, I am content.

Behold a graph of my progress to date for the year!

This means I’ve already written 133,497 words this year, which means I’ve “smashed” my yearly target by just over 2,000 words. I’m not sure what to do now. I didn’t foresee hitting my target so quickly. I might take a month of serious writing as there are some things I should *really* get done. Perhaps I’ll ponder that tonight while clutching a celebratory Maker’s Mark.

10 Trivial Choices to Death

We sadly had the first death in my Adventures in Shadow campaign recently (in session 017: Death in the Darkness). Brave Toliyrath—wizard about town and one-time rope merchant—was crushed and burnt to death by a crystal ooze in the sunken tunnels below the ruined village of Greystone. His death was entirely avoidable and pointless.

 

How did ten trivial choices lead to death? Check it out!