The 500-Word Gloamhold Challenge

As you probably know, I’ve been designing Gloamhold here on my blog over the last year or so. You might also know, I’ve started work on the Gloamhold Campaign Guide.



I thought you might like an update as to where I stand and what I’m planning to do in the near future.

At this point, the framework of the Campaign Guide is complete. I’ve got a page count—50—and much of the material is in place and ready to go. However, there are gaps here and there and I’ve also decided to include more information about Ashlar to provide context and background for Gloamhold.

I also *really* want the campaign guide to be done. I’ve got it tentatively planned in for February of next year and so I need to get myself together—particularly if I’m planning to order more art. (Which I may, or may not be).

Thus, the 500-word Gloamhold challenge has been born. Last week, I decided I’d write 500 Gloamhold words a day in an attempt to get a first draft of the Campaign Guide complete by Christmas.

Progress is going marvellously and I’ve put on way more than the requisite word count (3,500 words a week). Confidence is high I’ll hit my target and have a complete draft by Christmas.

This is my way of saying three things:

  1. Have no fear, progress is being made.
  2. You’ll probably be seeing more Gloamhold updates here over the coming weeks. I’ll be making additions to the site when when any given section is “completed”. Because I write in a sporadic fashion—say I fancy writing about rival adventuring groups today—there might not be a tremendous amount of logic to the way things turn up here, but I think the completed whole will make sense!
  3. What I post won’t be polished to perfection, but it will give you a good feel for any given section.

Finally, thanks for your patience in this endeavour. Hopefully, the wait will be worth it!

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

One thought on “The 500-Word Gloamhold Challenge”

  1. Oh excellent!

    I’m looking forward to reading more about Gloamhold and I’m eager to see it when it is finished too. I wait with baited breath for more updates.

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