I'm writing a one-shot adventure!!!!
Well...I wrote one, but then I scrapped it to come up with fresher ideas. (See: Build one to throw it away)
With the original idea freshly scrapped, I went over to visit my friend Daniel Lok, the forever GM of One Shot at a Time (and Feelings the High Elf Bard in CCDM) to get out of my own way. There were just a few things I wanted to keep:
Set in the home-brew setting of The Collide
"Wild West" inspired
Magic is twisted, or barely works
Players vs DM, Battle Royale
I think it made for a pretty exciting premise and episode!
You can hear our conversation here:
Story firmly in hand, I decided to borrow from the Wizards of the Coast typical adventure outline, to start writing it up! Three act piece, open on an exciting start, and give players a few choices to make that flavor their adventures in the rest of the one-shot.
Overall, it's still a work in progress. I have the story beats largely outlined, but I have bonus stuff I want to work in, and there are the finer details of the scene descriptions for the GM. The first draft is probably 70% done.
At least I have a start on a One-Shot Template for Notion now for any future one-shots.
My hope is I can put together a live-play sometime soon to take it for a run on Crash Course DM to give our first campaign a breather.
We'll see how it goes!