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Story Design: Coming of Age
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How can you add more character focus and a slice of life to your adventures?

Story Design Volume 13 - In a coming of age plot, the protagonist gains maturity. This is often literal as the character moves from one stage of their life to another, like from childhood to adolescence, or young adulthood to middle age. It can be metaphorical as they embark on a new career, learn to live alone after a long relationship, or discover how to function without some resource no longer available to them. By the end of a coming of age story, the protagonist has mastered some aspect of their life, taken control of their destiny, and come fully into their own.

Examples of the coming of age plot include Great Expectations, Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, To Kill a Mockingbird, and A ...

Story Design: Decline-and-Fall
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How can you add more empathy and suspense to your story of tragic descent?

Story Design Volume 20 - In a decline-and-fall story, the protagonist starts out in a high position, possessed of fortune and glory, having everything they could ever desire. This could be literal or metaphorical; they might have moral or ethical riches rather than money and possessions. The protagonist then proceeds to lose it all through corruption, greed, and general foolishness. Their decline is seen as a form of justice or punishment for some bad behavior they’ve engaged in.

Examples of the decline and fall plot include A Clockwork Orange, Crime and Punishment, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, and Paradise Lost.

Story Design: Decline-and-Fall covers all of the elements you ...

Story Design: Rags-to-Riches
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How can you add more hope and excitement to your story of dreams and aspirations?

Story Design Volume 19 - In a rags-to-riches story the protagonist starts out poor, unknown, and without any power or authority. This could be literal or metaphorical; they may be intellectually or spiritually poor, rather than without material wealth. Over the course of the story they rise to prominence, gain some form of power, and achieve their dreams. In the end, the protagonist gets what they deserve.

Examples of the rags-to-riches plot include Aladdin, Cinderella, Oliver Twist, Rocky, and The Razor's Edge.

Story Design: Rags-to-Riches covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell a story of sicoeconomic ascent. It's based on concepts explored in Story Stru...

Story Design: The Change
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How can you add more inner conflict, fear or change, and wonder of discovery to your transformation adventures?

Story Design Volume 12 - In a change story something upsets the protagonist’s life in a significant way. The character then has to adapt and come to terms with that change. It can be something normal yet tragic, like the death of a loved one or being diagnosed with terminal illness. It can be a good yet scary thing, perhaps moving to a strange new place or winning the lottery. The change can be a physical transformation, such as gaining superpowers. The change might simply be a realization or shift in awareness, like discovering that wizards exist and you’re one of them. The focus is on the process coming to grips with the upheaval in the protagonist’s life,...

Story Design: The Curse
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How can you add more character-driven action and a sense of alienation to your metamorphosis adventures?

Story Design Volume 11 - In a curse story the antagonist feels that the protagonist has done something wrong. Maybe they have, and the antagonist’s actions are justified; maybe they haven’t, and the antagonist’s wrath is misplaced or unfair. As a result of the antagonist’s need for justice, the protagonist is physically changed somehow. This does not have to be a literal curse; the changes can be the result of magic, medical experimentation, genetic manipulation, poison, radiation, or whatever else fits the genre, time, and place. The changes may offer some advantages, but they also bring significant drawbacks, and the protagonist will want the effe...

Story Design: The Obsession
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How can you add more danger and tragedy to your story of wretched excess?

Story Design Volume 18 - In an obsession story the protagonist goes too far with something, and bad things happen as a result. The object of their excess can be an actual physical or psychological problem like alcoholism or drug addiction; it could also be an unhealthy fascination with a goal, a person, or an object. Their obsession could result in an unhealthy pattern of behavior that they are unable to break, like gambling or pursuing a romantic interest. All of the protagonist’s resources are turned toward the focus of the obsession.

Examples of the obsession plot include Breaking Bad, Brideshead Revisited, Fifty Shades of Gray, The Great Gatsby, The Lost Weekend, Othello, and ...

Story Design: The Revelation
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How can you add more action and conflict to your story of discovery?

Story Design Volume 17 - In a revelation plot something is discovered that has serious implications for the protagonist. It may mean also have a serious impact on a supporting character, or the world. The actual discover could be something good or something bad, but it is startling and disruptive to the status quo. The focus of a revelation plot isn’t about the discovery itself, but how the protagonist handles what it implies.

Examples of the revelation plot include Anathem, Contact, The Dispossessed, Jurassic Park, and The Sparrow.

Story Design: The Revelation covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell a story of discovery. It's based on concepts explored in Story ...

Story Design: The Romance
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How can you add more conflict and characterization to your love story?

Story Design Volume 14 - A romance plot features the protagonist falling in love with a supporting character or even a co-protagonist. The antagonist doesn’t want this to happen, and conspires to keep the lover apart. There is often some misunderstanding or miscommunication that creates a rift in the relationship. Throughout the story the protagonist must overcome obstacles to finally be together with their one true love and live happily ever after.

Examples of the romance plot include Cyrano de Bergerac, Pride and Prejudice, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Tristan and Isolde, and Wuthering Heights.

Story Design: The Romance covers all of the elements you need to prepar...

Story Design: The Sacrifice
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How can you add more drama and pathos to your story of selfless heroism?

Story Design Volume 16 - A sacrifice story finds the protagonist pursuing some noble cause or higher purpose. In order to accomplish their objective, they will need to give up something of great personal value. This might be other goals, a close relationship, or even their own life. They may survive, but it is the willingness to be selfless on behalf of others that allows them to succeed.

Examples of the sacrifice plot include The Dark Knight, High Noon, The Iron Giant, The Last Unicorn, and Norma Rae.

Story Design: The Sacrifice covers all of the elements you need to prepare in order to tell a story of selfless heroism. It's based on concepts explored in Story Structure for...

Story Design: The Taboo
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How can you add more intrigue and danger to your forbidden love story?

Story Design Volume 15 - In a taboo plot, the protagonist becomes involved in a forbidden romance. From the start everyone knows that the affair will fail because social forces don’t approve of the pairing; what makes the relationship unacceptable will vary with the genre, place, and time of the story. Even if the lovers manage to be together at the end, they will never find acceptance. This story is almost always a tragedy.

Examples of the taboo plot include Harold and Maude, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Madame Bovary, The Notebook, Romeo and Juliet, The Scarlet Letter, and Twilight.

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

Total value: $24.09 Special bundle price: $9.99 Savings of: $14.10 (59%)
Story Design Bundle 1

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

Story Design Bundle 1 contains the first 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 Journey, the Search, the Chase, the Rescue, the Breakout, the Payback, the Mystery, the Duel, the Dark Horse, and the Seduction!

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!

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!

 
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October 8th, 2017
Warning, to enjoy this product you have to be willing to put up with spelling and grammar mistakes. (Example: in Story Design- Decline and Fall; "The" instead of "They" near the top of page 10.) That said, I am enjoyi [...]
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RWR1807
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These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
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This title was added to our catalog on January 17, 2017.