Expedition Writing Contest: Tall Tales

Greeting adventurers!

Get ready to start spinning some stories, our next writing contest, Tall Tales, is here! This contest will rely on the enemies feature in our Of Wyrms & Giants Booster! (Which can also be found on DriveThruRPG.)


Dragons and Giants are timeless foes that go to RPGs like peanut butter does to jelly! So with the addition of this newest booster to Expedition, we were always very curious to see what our talent quest crafters would use these classic enemies for in their adventures.

Tall Tales will reward quest crafters for creating new Expedition stories utilizing the new Dragon and Giant enemies from our Of Giants & Wyrms Booster and will run until October 8th at 11:50pm EDT. All entries uploaded that utilize the new enemies will be rewarded 100 loot points, while the winner will receive 500 loot points total.

Note: Make sure you have your quest marked with the “Of Wyrms & Giants” expansion when you upload it!

If you're looking for some tips on creating quests, check out our Quest Crafter series and consider subscribing to our Quest Crafter newsletter. If you’re looking for some other players to bounce ideas off or to give us feedback on what tools we can give our players to help our players create their dream adventures, check our Discord!

Make sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates, and join our community on Reddit!

Expedition: The Future writing quests, quest creation, and more!

Hello adventurers!

We're excited to give a first sneak peak at our next expansion, announce the winner of this month's Future-istic writing contest, and share several articles for budding quest writers to polish their craft.

Scarred Lands Expansion | Sneak Peak

Here at the Expedition HQ, we've been hard at work on our next expansion, motivated by the success of and positive feedback on The Future and Deluxe Edition. Behold, the first enemy art from the Expedition: Scarred Lands expansion, our first collaboration with the amazing Onyx Path game studio:

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Writing Contest Winner | Derelict by James Bowling

We're happy to announce that Derelict by James Bowling is the winner of our Chronicles of the Cosmos contest! We loved the new use of Synth enemies and the exploration of a branching story in this adventure and would highly recommend checking it out during your next game night.

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Our next writing contest will be announced on social media after GenCon, but we can give you a little hint that'll it might be centered around some giant and fiery foes that can be found in our latest booster.

The Vault | Forays into the Future

Greg is continuing the Vault and Forge series with a bunch of new articles on how to start writing your own Sci-Fi quests and adventures:

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If you're eager to jump into some sci-fi adventures, Expedition: The Future and Expedition: Deluxe Edition are available for purchase in our webstore right now! Tight on cash? You can always start writing quests using our free print and play of The Future.

Until next time,

-Todd, Scott, and your Expedition Team

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If you're looking for some tips on creating quests, check out our Quest Crafter series and consider subscribing to our Quest Crafter newsletter.

Make sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates, and join our community on Reddit and Discord for the latest announcements and to meet other players!

Expedition: The Future deliveries, writing contests, and more!

Greetings star-travelling adventurers!

We're happy to announce that Expedition: The Future + Deluxe Edition has begun delivery to Kickstarter backers.

Missed the Kickstarter? Copies are now available on the Expedition Store!

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Writing Contest | Chronicles of the Cosmos

To kick off the delivery of our Sci-Fi expansion we're hosting a writing contest, Chronicles of the CosmosAny quests created before July 19th that includes The Future expansion in their quest will automatically qualify for this contest. All entrants will be rewarded with 100 loot points, while the winner will be rewarded 500 loot points total.

We can't wait to see what sort of adventures our writers will create with this contest! Please note your creations aren't limited to only a science fiction setting to qualify for the contest - they just have to use some of the new cards and mechanics

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Quest Spotlight | Bounty on Laima Prime (Starstrider Tales)

As The Future starts to arrive, we wanted to recommend a quest for everyone's next game night: Bounty on Laima Prime (Starstrider Tales) by Josh K! This was the winner of our Stories of the Stars contest during the Kickstarter, and we loved the use of skills, synth enemies, persona, and science fiction theme. 

Happy adventuring!

Todd, Scott and the Expedition Team

If you're looking for some tips on creating quests, check out our Quest Crafter series and consider subscribing to our Quest Crafter newsletter.

Make sure to follow our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates, and join our community on Reddit and Discord for the latest announcements and to meet other players!

Expedition Writing Contest: Beware the Ides of March!

Welcome, Adventurers and Authors!

We just wrapped up our last contest, Beasts and Blizzards, and its been a couple of weeks. That means its time to sharpen those tongues and plot devices, as our next contest Beware the Ides of March is here!

Et tu, brute?

Et tu, brute?

Whether its a political overthrow, manipulating or brokering peace/war between nations, or being stabbed in the back by one of your travelling companions at the end of your hard-fought adventure, intrigue and betrayal make for some captivating stories and plot twists.

Inspired by the words Julius Ceasar that he foolishly neglected, we want to see your best quest involving tales of intrigue or an element of betrayal. As you can see, we're taking a break from our dual-theme, but we'll still be rewarding participants with 100 points for entering a valid quest while the winner will be awarded 500 loot points total.

Just publish your best quest by March 31st at 11:59 PM (EST) to qualify! Your quest must be in English to qualify, but we do encourage quests of all languages to be made for, it just takes us too long to translate in a reasonable time to make a ruling on a winner. Finally, make sure your quests are marked for your audience accordingly, anything offensive will be taken down and the entrant disqualified. While we do reference some pop culture in our inspirations, make sure to not use anyone’s intellectual property other than your own!  

  To Participate:

  • Create your quest and upload it by March 31st, 11:59 PM (EST).

  • Entries must be in English.

Make sure to check out he master list of Vault and Forge entries for some blog posts that might help hone your quest crafting abilities! Keep an eye on our social media, as we'll have some posts to help our authors with any ideas throughout the next two months.

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If you're looking for some tips on creating quests, check out our Quest Crafter series and consider subscribing to our Quest Crafter newsletter for more like the ones we referenced above! Make sure to follow our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates, and join our community on Reddit for the latest announcements, as some of our posts in the weeks to come might help you in your quest creation.

Best of luck to you, adventurers!

-Your Expedition Team

Expedition Writing Contest: Beasts and Blizzards!

Welcome, Adventurers!

After a successful Kickstarter and contest, Stories of the Stars, the team decided to hit the drawing board again. Now that we’re back in gear, we’re excited to unveil our next contest. Put on your best winter coats as its about to get chilly…Beasts and Blizzards will be our next writing contest!

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Beasts and Blizzards will see the return of our popular dual-theme system, with the themes being beasts and winters respectively. In other words, we want to see you publish the best quest you can using either beast enemies, winter as a seasonal background, or both if you’re up for a challenge. This contest will run until January 15th at 11:59 (EST). The winner of Beasts and Blizzards will be rewarded with 500 loot points total. All other entries will be rewarded with 100 points for using either theme, or 200 for using both.

Feral beasts are often common foes in RPGs, but it takes a special writer or GM to make these foes real characters in a campaign. Maybe your story will feature an owl-bear hybrid monster? Perhaps a giant spider endangering an intrepid duo of halflings? Or even just that giant rat in your favorite innkeeper’s storage closet? There’s tons of examples in common stories, tropes, and adventures to give you inspiration!

Making your quest involve Winter as a seasonal background could mean a lot of things. Its easy enough to just write it in the background and have some talk of snowfall, but settings deserve just as much character as the leading hero! Seasons care not for the adventurers’ needs (unless you have a handy Druid that can change that) and can be cruel and unforgiving as a result. Whether its forcing heroes to take longer during their travels, endangering their food rations, or bombarding them with snow, hail, or avalanches, there’s a lot that can be done!

If you combine these stories, you can even create some festive quests and re-skin some enemies, such as the Troll, to a certain Germanic folk villain or even another creature, like the Ice Yeti. Maybe a Riftwalker could be utilized as Snow Elementals that sing tunes and narrates the adventure? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

You can also check out these Vault entries for inspiration and help!

To enter, all you have to do is publish a quest by 11:59 PM (EST) on January 15th. Your quest must be in English to qualify, but we do encourage quests of all languages to be made for, it just takes us too long to translate in a reasonable time to make a ruling on a winner. Finally, make sure your quests are marked for your audience accordingly, anything offensive will be taken down and the entrant disqualified. While we do reference some pop culture in our inspirations, make sure to not use anyone’s intellectual property other than your own!

 To Participate:

  • Create your quest and upload it by January 15th, 11:59 PM (EST).

  • Entries must be in English.

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If you're looking for some tips on creating quests, check out our Quest Crafter series and consider subscribing to our Quest Crafter newsletter for more like the ones we referenced above! Make sure to follow our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates, and join our community on Reddit for the latest announcements, as some of our posts in the weeks to come might help you in your quest creation.

Best of luck to you, adventurers!

-Your Expedition Team

Expedition Writing Contest: Stories of the Stars!

To celebrate our recent Kickstarter launch (and successful funding) we wanted to encourage our quest writers to take these new Expedition cards for a spin! Between the new Synth enemies, Skills, and Tech cards, this opens up a lot of possibilities for narration. Any quest that gets published requiring the Expedition: The Future expansion between now and October 28th will be eligible to win this contest.

The winner of this contest will receive a signed copy of the Deluxe Edition and 500 loot points! Your quest must be published by October 28th at midnight EST, and we’ll announce the winner on October 30th at 7:00 PM EST.

Good luck, adventurers. We can’t wait to see what you do with all these new tools at your disposal!

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 To be eligible for any Expedition contest:

  • You must write and publish a quest using the Expedition Quest Creator in English before the contest deadline.

  • Quest must be accurately tagged with age level. Quests may not contain deeply offensive material, such as scenes that glorify sexual violence.

  • Quests cannot infringe on other's intellectual property. Sorry, no Harry Potter fan fiction!

  • Quests must be written in English. (non-English quests are still eligible for standard loot point bonuses)

  • For prizes of $25 - $599: You must report your prize earnings on your local tax form as "other income" (such as a 1099 in the US). Entrants in all countries are eligible for prizes under $600!

  • For prizes of $600 or more: Only those residing in or paying taxes in the United States are currently eligible. You must be age 18 or older by the end of the contest. If you win, we'll need a W-9 from you before we can issue payment.

Expedition: The Future launches on Kickstarter! (Funded within 24 hours!)

Adventurers,

Expedition: The Future & Deluxe Edition is now live on Kickstarter, and has already funded within the first day of launch! From here on, we’re working towards some awesome stretch goals (like some new quests.) While many of you probably know the details of the Kickstarter so far, we’ll go over them real quick here.

The Future is the second expansion to Expedition, bringing along new enemies, abilities, and loots cards inspired by science fiction. We’re also introducing a brand new skill check mechanic!

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Skills allow for a new layer for roleplaying and combat! When you level up, you can choose to draft a card or level up a Skill, which helps you do better at checks both in combat and in the story. It also becomes a powerful, single-use ability that scales with the level of the card!

Skills allow for a new layer for roleplaying and combat! When you level up, you can choose to draft a card or level up a Skill, which helps you do better at checks both in combat and in the story. It also becomes a powerful, single-use ability that scales with the level of the card!

Tech abilities add a new combat style. You can use Tech with loot to help your team and get the best of your enemies, unlocking powerful synergies with the existing abilities.

Tech abilities add a new combat style. You can use Tech with loot to help your team and get the best of your enemies, unlocking powerful synergies with the existing abilities.

Synth enemies are mechanized creatures that you will encounter in many future quests. From the lowly Repulsor Probe to the heavily-armored and ever-hungry Cyclonic Digger, the selection of new enemies offer loads of exciting new storytelling directions.

Synth enemies are mechanized creatures that you will encounter in many future quests. From the lowly Repulsor Probe to the heavily-armored and ever-hungry Cyclonic Digger, the selection of new enemies offer loads of exciting new storytelling directions.

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Alongside The Future, we’re introducing Expedition Deluxe Edition! This package includes Expedition, The Horror, and The Future — allowing for a complete collection in one convenient box.

We took your feedback to heart, and have added art to all the previous enemy cards, upgraded cardstock quality, and designed new (and improved) clips that protect the cards. There’s even room for sleeved cards within this box and future cards/expansions!

We’re very excited for this Kickstarter, and we hope you are too! Our backers are doing an amazing job of sharing on our social media, and if everyone keeps it up, we might be able to unlock some sweet, sweet stretch goals. So keep posting, tweeting, and telling your friends all about Expedition!

Here’s to The Future!

-Your Expedition Team

Expedition: The Future launches on Kickstarter on October 2nd!

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Expedition: The Future | What's it about?

Expedition: The Future will feature the new skill mechanic, synth enemies, as well as tech abilities! We'll be highlighting these new cards over on our social media, found at the bottom of this newsletter, over the course of the next month. (here's the link)

'What does Tech do?' 

Tech abilities use loot to help your team and get the best of your enemies. You can also look forward to new adventurers that enable awesome synergies with the existing ability types.

'What threats do Synths pose?' 

Synth enemies are new robotic foes that can be used in a variety of settings with mechanics that center around loot and persona. Whether they're storing loot or running down your moral, these enemies will be a fearsome addition to the enemy lineup.

'This new Skill mechanic, what's so cool about it?'

Skill checks are a staple of D20 systems. Many quest writers have built their own skill systems to fill the void... but now we’re building them into the system. Players can level up and learn skills to do better at checks both in combat and in the story - or use their skills’ powerful single-use ability to get out of a tight spot.

These new cards will be sure to add a lot to your games of Expedition, so keep your eye out for the Kickstarter on October 2nd!

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Expedition: Deluxe Edition | New & Improved

We'll be offering the Deluxe Edition of Expedition alongside The Future! This will allow newcomers to jump in on Expedition to get ExpeditionExpedition: The Horror, and Expedition: The Future - including art on all base game enemies. The Deluxe Edition and The Future will also include upgraded card stock and custom-designed Expedition clips so that your new cards won't get scratched up!

'I already own Expedition, but I want the storage box and clips!'

Worry not! The larger box and custom clips will also be available as add-ons. These are just some of the things you can look forward to our Kickstarter launching on October 2nd!

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If you're looking for some tips on creating quests, check out our Quest Crafter series and consider subscribing to our Quest Crafter newsletter.

Make sure to follow our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates, and join our community on Reddit and Discord for the latest announcements and to meet other players!