Are you any good at designing D&D adventures? Do you think you could free software to build that adventure as a computer game? What if it was made as easy as possible?
Manticore Games hopes that people will step forward. For PAX Online, they’re running a Dungeons & Dragons contest and will donate $100 to Extra Life for each adventure gamers submit, up to $10,000.
There’s $20,000 set aside to reward people who make the time to try out the Core system. The top prize is a $5,000 Amazon gift card.
Money sounds good, but Manticore also has prestige on the line. At PAX Online, iconic DMs Acquisition Incorporated’s Jerry Holkins, Relics & Rarities’ Deborah Ann Woll will join others in playing some of the winning D&D creations live from inside Core.
During PAX Online’s storytelling and gameplay panel, all of the worlds created in the contest will be available to play for free.
There are four themes to create in; strongholds, wilderness, elemental planes and dungeons.
What on Earth is Core?
Core is trying to do to computer game creation what Twitch did to game capture and streaming; make it so easy that (almost) anyone can do it.
The platform makes game design accessible and allows people to collaborate, remix and share content.
Coregames.com is in open alpha, which means you can come check it out, but it’s not officially launched yet.
Manticore has a license from Wizards of the Coast to pursue a Dungeons & Dragons branded theme with Core. We’re told that by this September we’ll be able to explore a new wave of D&D inspired games.
Curious? You can check out the documents for the Design-A-Dungeon contest here.
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