What’s the goal of the Worldbuilding Pledge Document?
The Worldbuilding Pledge Document is all about making Summer Camp work for you! It’ll help you figure out which world or worlds you’ll work on. Now is also a great time to decide about how much of our worldbuilding summer camp you’re hoping to complete!
Q1. Which project are your worldbuilding efforts tied to?
First things, first – let’s make sure Summer Camp is helping you achieve your goals! Are you writing a novel, or short stories, in your world setting? Are you preparing for an RPG campaign? The summer camp prompts are a great chance to expand details around an RPG campaign setting or novel setting. Deciding which project you’re supplementing will help you get the most out of Summer Camp. It’ll also help you answer the following questions about where and what you’ll be working on in your world!
If you’re a “pure worldbuilder” – i.e. someone who builds for the fun of it, rather than for a specific project – then you can skip this question.
Q2. Which world are you working on?
Now you know what project you’re working on, you can write down which world you’ll be working on! This will help you focus and stop you from getting overwhelmed. According to the rules of the challenge, you can work on as many worlds as you like for your Summer Camp articles. But we recommend working on one or two worlds maximum during Summer Camp. Focussing your efforts will help you get the max out of the challenge.
Q3. Which area of the world(s) are you working on?
You can’t build everything at once! Limiting the scope of your active worldbuilding area is a great way to make sure you don’t get overwhelmed by your whole world setting/narrative universe/multiverse! Choosing a smaller area or areas to work on – for example the region of a planet, or a single planet in a solar system, is a great way to build detail and depth. It will prevent you spreading your worldbuidling efforts
If your RPG campaign or novel already has an active worldbuildng area, then this might be easy! But you might choose to work on a smaller location within the scope of your project. For example, you might choose to work on something the size of The Shire and Elrond’s Court, rather than the whole of Middle Earth. Or for a Star Wars example, you might choose to develop Tatooine and the surrounding solar system, rather than the whole galaxy!
Q4. How much are you aiming to complete?
Sure, some of you might be Diamond or die trying, but if 31 prompts is just too many for your lifestyle, how many would you like to commit to doing?
In Summer Camp, you can already win a Copper Achievement badge just by completing 10 prompts. Then next, 20 prompts for the silver badge, and 30 for the Gold Badge. Finally, we’ll be releasing a 31st prompt on the last day, for a chance to win the coveted (and very shiny) diamond badge!
Some of you already know you’re going to be busy with kids/work/dinosaur herding/holidays over July. So how many prompts (minimum 300 words each) can you complete? By setting a reasonable goal now, you’ll prevent stress and heartache later when you find out you just can’t squeeze in enough writing time!
Q5. When will you write?
Now you know how much you plan to complete, it’s time to figure out how much time you’ll need to put aside in July to make that happen!
Check out this post from our WorldEmber 2020 prep materials about planning for success. It goes through how you can figure out how fast you type, and how long you’ll take to write your words. Then, you can take that information and figure out how many hours you’ll need to set aside to complete Summer Camp to your chosen badge level!
I strongly suggest you schedule your writing blocks in your calendar or diary. Basically, wherever you keep yourself organised, they should be right in front of you! In your pledge document, write the blocks of time you’re dedicating to writing, to hold yourself accountable.
Q6. Who is your support network?
Worldbuilding and writing is more fun with others! List people and communities that are helpful for you. They might be individuals you enjoy bouncing ideas off, or communities that have engaging conversations (like our Discord!). Include podcasts and live streams (or drop into the World Anvil ones!) that you find inspiring or helpful, too.
This list will be waiting for you on those days you’re feeling uninspired. It’ll help you keep going in those shceduled hours, even when you can’t think of what to write. (And don’t forget to fill in the inspiration list on your World Meta too! That’s a super important componant that you should always revisit for inspiration.)
The Homework Assignment
- Create a generic article, and title it “My Summer Camp 2021 Worldbuilding Pledge Document”. You can use the offiical header in the Digital Participation Pack too, if you want to!
- Create the following headers and answer the questions.
- Which project are your worldbuilding efforts tied to?
- What world are you working on?
- Which area of the world(s) are you working on?
- How much are you aiming to complete?
- When will you write?
- Who is your support network?
- Submit the URL into the comments of this blog. We’ll review a selection of answers on our next Summer Camp Prep livestream, on June 19th 2021 at 11am Pacific, 7pm UK time. Go follow us there to be notified when we go live!
Want to fly the Summer Camp flag?
You can download our Digital Participation Pack and our Streaming Pack here! You’ll find WA article headers, participation stickers, banners and more, plus holding screens for your own streams too.
Just a big shout out to our amazing sponsors, Kobold Press, Eldritch Foundry and Norse Foundry, who make it possible to offer so many prizes in our streams and prize draw! GO check them out and give them some love!
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Here we go!!
¡Non est glorie in cladem!
Here is my Pledge Document https://www.worldanvil.com/w/carminba-nathaliabooks1993/a/my-pledge-document-article?preview=true
My pledge https://www.worldanvil.com/w/veneficia-kajetanwrites/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge-document-article
It’s not fancy, but here we go!
It’s nowhere near as fancy as other people’s (the layout is super basic for starters haha) but it exists.
I did a pledge thing:
Here it is, can’t wait for more! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/world-anvil-challenges2Fevents-jerry247/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
Wow, psyched to see how many folks are raring to go. Here’s mine! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/eccbooks/a/summer-camp-20213A-the-pledge-article
My pledge: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-engineering-corps-amelieis/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge-article
Make it juicy later, so here it is:
My pledge document: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/eceon-thedoctor292/a/my-2021-summer-camp-pledge-document–article?preview=true
We’ll see how far I’ll get 🙂
I pledge to properly warm up ready for WorldEmber and do my stretches! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/Melior/a/TJs-WASC21-Pledge
This is my pledge. I might tweak it a bit later on, but for now I got to run and want to have this posted.
This is my first ever pledge on World Anvil.
Bring on that Summer Camp hype! 😀
It looks like my first post got eaten. Hopefully this isn’t a double post.
Here we go again!
Really looking forward to this! Second crack at summer camp, then onward to crush Worldember!
Here we go! 🌞
Hello! Here is my pledge, I’ll do my best this year!
My summercamp pledge: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/world-of-cartyrion/a/summercamp-2021-pledge-article
I cant believe this my first summer camp. I miss the last one because I was out to sea. So cant wait to have fun.
My pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/swords-26-sorcery-26-sweet-sweet-lovin–amteague/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-dark-enazel/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge-document-article Well its started for another year 🙂
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/iphars-catoblepon/a/sc-2021—pledge-article Summer Camp is back and I’m hyped for it!
Changed the url to this https://www.worldanvil.com/w/iphars-catoblepon/a/summer-camp-2021-article
My summer pledge article: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/Glasseel/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge
My summercamp pledge is finished!: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/niorath-kefkejaco/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge-article
First summer camp! Here is my pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/seleim-seleim/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article?preview=true
Just wanting to let you know I am getting a multipass when I try to view your pledge. Perhaps your pledge is private, or still in draft mode?
Thank you for letting me know! I think I’ve fixed it now.
Nothing fancy here, but here’s my pledge
Here’s my pledge… TLDR: “have fun with it!:
My summer camp pledge! Just a heads-up, I cannot attend the stream on Saturday for religious reasons, so please don’t show it off, but feel free to read 🙂
Me too 🙂 https://www.worldanvil.com/w/kingcraft-world-lauravab/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
A pledge from me to me (and you).
The main chunk of my Pledge deviates a little from the original prompts, but I am quite proud of it 🙂
I’m super excited to join this Summer Camp! I’m new to writing and worldbuilding, and I will need all the help I can get to pull this off! Here’s my Summer Camp pledge: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/born-of-chaos-m3dg/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
Best of luck everyone!
Not really a summer person, but I do enjoy a good worldbuilding challenge! Here’s my pledge!
My 2021 Pledge 😀
Here we go! 🌞
Here’s my pledge article!
i have been trying to post my link since the 12th – https://www.worldanvil.com/w/future-s-seen-jameswoodwright/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
Pledge article completed!
I Hereby Pledge To Have A Fun Summer!
Woot! Summer Camp! Let’s do this!
It’s a little late but here we go:
Here is my pledge for you to read: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/project3A-amanic-pierrot05/a/summercamp-2021-pledge-article
Can’t wait for Summercamp!
Just a simple pledge from me: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/notes-michael-chandra/a/summercamp-2021-pledge-article
Total noob here! Am I doing this right? 🙂
Let the games begin! :3
Ready for Summer Camp!
Idk what I did wrong last summer camp, so this pledge article is doubling as a brainstorm and ongoing reviewer
oh ok. i missed last years so im going to try my hand at this one. =D https://www.worldanvil.com/w/athenia-infexious/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
This is your edit page rather than the view page, just so you know. 🙂
Here’s my pledge! I won’t be able to make it to the live stream this weekend so don’t worry about reviewing it on stream unless there’s something special that strikes you. There are a lot of amazing articles on this list already!
My pledge document! Just making this document has me eager to jump into worldbuilding again, and I am so excited for it! Here’s to SummerCamp!
My pledge: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/irion-rashkavar/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge-article
(FYI, “worldbuilding” is misspelled twice under Q3.)
Here’s my pledge article! So excited!!!
My pledge article! I’m so hyped for this year and all the fun prompts to come!
Better late than never, here’s my pledge document: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-bennorian-chronicles-lethann/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
A little late but ta da. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/13th-age-styff-tamdot/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article?preview=true
My pledge article: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/octisafell-mergandore/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge-article
Here’s mine (sorry if it’s a double post but my previous comment isn’t showing for me): https://www.worldanvil.com/w/cosmic-warrior-hua-mulan-aliensdrinktea/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/knights-timebender/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article Well, here it is! My first time to try out this Summer Camp!
Better late than never. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/paldurog/a/summer-camp-2021-pledge-article
Kinda late to the party lol but here I am! It took a while for me to figure out if I was going in the right direction (still not sure lol) but I have to start somewhere or I’ll never go anywhere! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/secret-agent-someone/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
Getting my start for another summer camp… I’m excited.
I kept it pretty simple but I think I covered the questions and made it clearer for myself what I’ll be working on. 🙂 Very excited to join!
Not sure if it did go through or not, but after waiting a few hours, my comment still did not show up, so here it is again:
My pledge document: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/wild-ride3A-die–anderswelt-amancham/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
Here it is, for the first time ever, my pledge for summercamp:
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/idyll/a/summer-camp-pledge-2021-article My pledge article! 😀
Mine is short and to the point, but it is what it is. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/summer-camp-2021-101mystic/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
First time joining Summer Camp, instead of afterwards realizing it took place..
Every time I read the word ‘badge’, my dyslexia turns it into ‘badger’. I really want a diamond badger now.
And now I want to describe that species. Haha.
I pledge allegiance to…
Here it goes!
Just finished my pledge! Nothing fancy yet, though I do hope to add to it to make it look much nicer!
This is my first writing challenge that I intend to complete and I’m so excited to be doing this in such a wonderful community!
It’s summer camp time again! Here’s my pledge: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-disputed-lands-urania/a/2021-summer-camp-pledge-article
Summer Camp hear I come!
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/getninia-javak/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article Did it post?
Whohoo, finally an event that’ll make me move my lazy bones!
Summer Camp is coming! Yay!
Here is the pledge for our Collab Project! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/space-opera-collab-thingy/a/our-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
So, it’s that time of the year again… well then:
I’ll give it a go! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/armadia-talien/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
My first pledge!! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/mo-shaol-ishijade/a/sc-21-my-first-day-article
Here we go!!
¡Non est glorie in cladem!
First year joining the summer camp! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/rysidor-daisychick/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
@My Summer Camp 2021 Worldbuilding Pledge Document
Let’s see how this goes…
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/england3A-1810-teanotespress40gmailcom/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article?preview=true Exciting stuff
Hi World Anvil,
Here is my Pledge:
Thank you for all the effort you put in to World Anvil!
Here’s my pledge:
Can’t wait to get my hand on those prompts. This is what I did with my pledge page so far.
Smaller goal than most on here, but looking forward to the challenge.
New to World Anvil and so excited about this challenge!
First timer and n00b to WA. Looking forward to CAMP!!!
Thank you for creating this challenge. I will give it my best try!
A little late to the party, but I’ve finally completed week-1 homework!
I’m a little late to the party, but I’ve finally got week-1 homework done sorted.
Late to the party but https://www.worldanvil.com/w/da-rai-makoto-ichijoji/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
This is my first event ever, and here is my pledge:
Finally did my pledge document. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dalnaes-kaari13/a/my-summer-camp-2021-pledge-article
Late, but better late than never! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/toysoldiersaga/a/my-summer-camp-2021-worldbuilding-pledge-document-article
Ready for the prompts!
Late to the party, but fashionably so!
And here we go!