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The Game of Tomes is an event for writers in the Twitch community that runs side-by-side with the National Novel Writing Month events. It is a team-based game in which the players choose a house to represent and redeem their word counts towards their houses over the course of the month. These words must be written and redeemed in Game of Tomes streams on Twitch. This game runs three times a year: in November for Game of Tomes; and in April and July for Game of Tomes: Tourney of Tales.   The Game of Tomes is not officially associated with Twitch or National Novel Writing Month. It is a grassroots fan initiative.  

See our Summer Camp 2023 articles here!
Summer Camp 2023 Articles
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How to Play

  1. Pick a House to represent
  2. Join a participating Game of Tomes stream. Only the words you write in participating streams count!
  3. Write, edit, or translate!
  4. Count your words (see red box on the right)
  5. Select the Channel Point Reward that represents the House you are writing for
  6. If you are writing for a Minor House, you may select that House if you are in the House Leader's stream; otherwise, select the "Minor House" reward
  7. In the text box, type the number of words you wrote
  8. If you are editing, add the words "light edits" or "heavy edits" depending on which you are doing
  9. If you are writing for a Minor House, and you are not in the House Leader's stream, add the name of your House (ie. "120 Tiki" or "120 House Tiki")
  10. Hit enter or the button that says "Chat"
  11. Words can be reported either one word sprint at a time, or before the end of a stream
How to Play Game of Tomes (Video)

How to Play Tourney of Tales (Video)

Counting Your Words

  • Writing
  • Original draft writing, brainstorming, and outlining is counted word-for-word
  • Light Editing (minor typos, rephrasing, transcription, mind mapping, etc.)
  • 15 words per 1 minute of editing time spent OR
  • 1/3 the number of total words edited
  • Heavy Editing (rewriting, developmental editing, etc.)
  • 30 words per 1 minute of editing time spent OR
  • 1/2 the total number of words edited
  • Translation
  • As Heavy Editing above
  • Filking
  • As Light Editing above
  • Programming/Coding (including statblocks)
  • As Light Editing, but may only be counted by time equivalent, not word count, and MUST be connected to a "creative writing" project
  • Research
  • 5 words per minute, counted by time, and you cannot claim more research than the current number of words in the project research is being done for
  • Worldbuilding
  • Worldbuilding and academic-style writing are counted word-for-word, as Writing above
  • Handwritten Pages
  • 10 words per line OR
  • 300 words per handwritten page OR
  • Count the number of words on each of 10 lines of writing. Average the words per line and then count the number of handwritten lines and multiply that number by the average number of words per line
  • Audiobook Recording
  • 20 words per minute, counted by time actively recording
  • Preparation time and editing time do not count

The GoTverse

Over time, the "report videos" that we created to inform people how the scoring was going became an integral part of the Game, and an ongoing story in its own, internally-consistent universe. Since the course of the story is decided by the results of the contest, it is a unique form of interactive fiction that all players, called "Tome Knights," participate in creating.

Are you a Twitch streamer? Would you like to join us?

Streaming Game of Tomes
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The Game of Tomes runs 3 times per year:


RP Campaign

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A campaign created to allow play-by-post RP in the GoTverse

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