Devastation Born Writing Collective grew from a group of friends who played around with turn-based and freeform roleplay for about a decade. At some point, we realized that not only had we made some compelling characters and storylines, but that we had built an entire metaverse around them.
Not wanting to let these stories just fade into a series of evaporated game sessions, we set out to turn these stories into something that people could actually read. We started making stories in tiny little chunks called Storylets, basically tiny pieces of a broader interconnected narrative. Bringing together the best of zine culture and penny dreadfuls, most Storylets are between 5000-10000 words.
Along the way, our writer-members began producing other works, releasing a two-act stage play, Amrita, and a soon-to-be-released novella, Call the Dawn.