Location Template

This Location Template (for Rooms or Towns or Other Places) can vary greatly in length, depending on the complexity of the mechanisms they contain, and their significance to the story.

This is a general template for location, which contains sections that you can cut, paste, and then edit to suit the actual article you are writing.

We want to document as much as we can, but some documentation, even if bare, is better than none. In a location summary, this top section is the only required section.

See the article for Wizard Library for a fairly comprehensively written location article. Some detail is better than none. We can always reorganize info later.

Details

General description of the location, as it actually appears to the player characters. This can be short or long, but for major locations that change in big ways (like the libraries) you can create separate subheadings for each state.

“Before” Name of Location (“Before” Label)

general description of the location when it’s in a “before” state.

Area Feature (state)

description of the object or feature

Area Feature (State)

description of the object or feature

“Before” Name of Location (“Before” Label)

general description of the location when it’s in a “before” state.

Area Feature (state)

description of the object or feature

Area Feature (State)

description of the object or feature

Story

This is where you summarized what happened in this location. You can have a long prose summary, or divide it up as below.

2.0 chapter title

3.1 chapter title (encounter)

description (note that odd decimals signify encounters.)

4.0 chapter title

description

5.0 chapter title

description

8.0 chapter title

Location Attributes

Items

Originally Found Here

Box

A box or container might contain:

  • some number of normal items
  • Special Item
  • some sort of switch

A secret compartment in that box or container might contain:

  • some number of normal items
  • Special Item
  • some sort of switch
Bookshelves

The party members found the following among the many volumes on the bookshelves.

Room’s Active Inventory

Active Object

List any Object that is on a pedestal, keyhole, or other such switch.

Box or Container

Tell us if it’s empty or unlocked, otherwise:

  • normal item in the box
  • normal item in the box
  • Special Item in the box
Special light sources, switches, or machines

Tell us if they were last seen doing something

Characters

Here’s a list of characters the party has met in this location.

  • Character Name – short description of how the party met this person
  • Character Name – short description of how the party met this person
  • Character Name – short description of how the party met this person

Portals

Visions

Here are specific visions that seem to take place here.

see: Special Cutscene
  • (type) vision description
  • (type) vision description
see: Document
  • (type) vision description
  • (type) vision description

Connections

Adjacent Places

Location Template

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