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Story Design: The Breakout
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Have you ever wanted higher stakes and deeper meaning in your escape adventures?

Story Design Volume 5 - A breakout story involves a protagonist trying to escape from a situation that’s not of their choosing, and possibly not of their making. Their captivity can be literal, like being locked in prison or stranded on an island. It may also be figurative, like an abusive relationship or an emotional situation they remain in due to guilt or fear. It’s clear that no one else is going to break them free from their situation; they need to rescue themselves.

Examples of the breakout plot include The Count of Monte Cristo, Escape from New York, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Great Escape, Midnight Express, and The Prisoner of Zenda.

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Story Design: The Chase
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Have you ever wanted more danger and excitement in your pursuit adventure stories?

Story Design Volume 3 - In a chase story, one character is pursuing another. The antagonist may be after the protagonist, or vice versa. The person being chased is often in possession of something valuable or important, has committed a crime and is fleeing justice, or believes that the pursuer intends to harm them. Story Design: The Chase helps you develop a thrilling and effective chase adventure!

Examples of the chase plot include Fifty-Two Pickup, The Fugitive, The Hunt for Red October, Les Miserables, Moby-Dick, Raising Arizona, and The Terminator.

Story Design: The Chase covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell...

Story Design: The Dark Horse
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How can you add more heroic struggle and vicarious thrills to your underdog adventures?

Story Design Volume 9 - In a dark horse story, the protagonist and antagonist are not evenly matched. The odds are stacked heavily in favor of the antagonist. Initially no one takes the protagonist seriously, but over the course of the story they shake off their underdog status to become successful and respected.

Examples of the dark horse plot include Cinderella, Forrest Gump, The Hunger Games, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Rocky.

Story Design: The Dark Horse covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell an underdog story. It's based on concepts explored in Story Structure for Writers and Rolepl...

Story Design: The Duel
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How can you add more conflict and suspense to your competitive adventures?

Story Design Volume 8 - In a duel story, the protagonist and antagonist are competing against one another. They may be fighting to obtain the same objective, or simply trying to insure that the other doesn’t get what they’re after. The rivalry might be a sports competition, a race to make a discovery, or a triangle where both characters compete for the same love interest. No matter what form the competition takes, only one character can win.

Examples of the duel plot include Les Miserables, Lord of the Flies, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Odd Couple, and Paradise Lost.

Story Design: The Duel covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell a riv...

Story Design: The Journey
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How can you put more action and excitement in your traveling adventure stories?

Story Design Volume 1 - In the journey plot, the protagonist travels and has an adventure. It’s a simple as that. There’s no deeper meaning or existential crisis underlying the trip. There’s hidden message, or a need for the character to experience personal growth. It’s all about action: go to interesting places, see exciting things, face exotic dangers, and have a lot of fun. Story Design: The Journey helps writers and roleplayers tell a great journey story!

Examples of the journey plot include Around the World in 80 Days, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe, The Sea Wolf, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Story Design: The Journ...

Story Design: The Mystery
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How can you add more thrills and dramatic tension to your mystery adventures?

Story Design Volume 7 - The word mystery carries a lot of cultural baggage. From a genre point of view, it’s typically associated with murder. The story goal is to discover who did it, although more modern variations focus on figuring out how it was done, in order to prove who did it. A mystery doesn’t have to be significant or serious. It doesn’t have to be about murder, or even crime. The story can be centered on any type of question that needs an answer, or any problem that cries out to be solved.

Examples of the mystery plot include And Then There Were None, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Maltese Falcon, The Moonstone, and Murders in the Rue Morgue.<...

Story Design: The Payback
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How can you add more retribution and gratification to your revenge adventures?

Story Design Volume 6 - In a payback story the protagonist, or someone close to them, has somehow been wronged by the antagonist. Seeking to balance the scales or settle the score, the protagonist goes on a mission of revenge. It’s a story about a person seeking justice by taking the law into their own hands.

Examples of the payback plot include The Cask of Amontillado, Death Wish, Hamlet, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Sweeney Todd

Story Design: The Payback covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell a revenge story. It's based on concepts explored in Story Structure for Writers and Roleplayers, also published by Dancing ...

Story Design: The Rescue
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Have you ever wanted more suspense and peril in your rescue adventures?

Story Design Volume 4 - A rescue plot is an action-heavy structure where a supporting character (the victim) is being held against their will by the antagonist. The protagonist’s job is to locate the victim and escort them back to safety. There are variations possible, but the core of a rescue story comes down to finding and retrieving the victim.

Examples of the rescue plot include Black Hawk Down, Escape from New York, The Princess Bride, The Searchers, The Silver Chair, and Thunderbirds.

Story Design: The Rescue covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell a rescue story. It's based on concepts explored in Story Structure for Writers and Ro...

Story Design: The Search
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How can you add more emotional resonance to your quest adventure story?

Story Design Volume 2 - In the search plot, the protagonist is looking for something. It might be an object, a person, or a piece of information. The thing they’re searching for might be real, or it could be metaphorical. It doesn’t actually matter, because this is really a character-driven story. The journey, and what the protagonist experiences, is what’s important. Over the course of their travels, the character grows, changes, and learns something about his- or herself. What they thought they wanted in the beginning of the story, they realize, wasn’t what they truly needed after all. Story Design: The Search helps writers and roleplayers to construct quest adventures centered on cha...

Story Design: The Seduction
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How can you add more dark danger and wicked fun to your temptation adventures?

Story Design Volume 10 - A seduction story has the protagonist trying to avoid doing something they know they aren’t supposed to do. It could be lying, cheating, stealing, breaking an oath, succumbing to addiction, or anything that has serious consequences. The thing that the protagonist is seduced by is referred to as the object of desire. This plot is almost wholly character-driven.

Examples of the seduction plot include Doctor Faustus, The Last Temptation of Christ, Lolita, The Lord of the Rings, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Story Design: The Seduction covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell a temptation story. ...

Total value: $19.96 Special bundle price: $9.98 Savings of: $9.98 (50%)

Add this bundle and enhance the storytelling opportunities in any RPG adventure!

For Writers and RoleplayersThis bundle contains 3 of our best selling titles for writers and roleplayers!

Building Characters helps you reate useful back stories, goals, and motivations to enhance your roleplaying!

Setting Design helps you to leverage the potential of both homebrewed or published settings!

Story Structure allows you to craft coherent adventures and campaigns with minimal prep time!

Story Design Bundle 2Get the Story Design Bundle 2 and add more story to your roleplaying adventures or original fiction!

Story Design Bundle 2 contains the second ten volumes in this best selling series for for creative writers and tabletop roleplayers! Each volume covers a specific type of story, helping to to craft a beginning, middle, and end. Eliminate excess prep work by focus on just the elements you'll need to tell that type of story! This bundle includes the Change, Coming of Age, the Curse, Decline-and-Fall, the Obsession, Rags-to-Riches, the Revelation, the Romance, the Sacrifice, and the Taboo!

As with all bundles, you'll only pay for the titles you don't already own! Click Full-Sized Preview on any title to read the first few pages for free!

 
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This title was added to our catalog on August 06, 2016.