The Draconis Jam is a friendly little competition for roleplaying game creators that will be held during Draconis 2022. You will be challenged to create an original roleplaying game, in English or in French, including both rules and setting. There will be a two-page limit, or between 1000 and 1500 words, and the game must fit a specific theme. Only original submissions specially created for the Draconis Jam will be accepted, which means no already created systems. The winning game will be announced during a panel at the festival, on Saturday, February 26th, from 6:15 to 6:45. This panel will be available later on our YouTube channel.
The competition is open to anyone in the Draconis community except for members of the Draconis organizing committee and members of the jury. Winners need not be present at the festival; if necessary, they will be contacted later.
The jury will be composed of 3 to 5 members of the roleplaying community of Quebec and abroad. Submissions will be judged according to the following criteria:
- Adherence to the theme
- Overall originality
- Rules that are clear and well adapted to the setting
- Flexibility of the setting (ie. able to support many different scenarios)
The theme of the 2022 jam is:
Whether they are geographical, dimensional, economic, social or personal, frontiers are part of our reality. They can protect us, imprison us, or be an obstacle to our happiness and prosperity. But one thing for sure, they are an essential part of roleplaying. It’s up to you to interpret it in the most original way.
Game designs must be submitted by February 17th, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Games may be submitted by individuals or teams, and multiple submissions are allowed.
Contestants will retain the intellectual property over their creations. However, by submitting their work to the Draconis Jam, contestants grant the festival organizers permission to distribute the work in a PDF collection of all the submissions. This collection will be offered free of charge to all members of the festival community. We may also try to hold sessions of the winning games during our Draconis live-play streams.