In CQ StoryHammer, a story refers to the adventure that the players are trying to complete.

Traits of a story:

  • Has a beginning and an end
  • Has an overarching theme
  • May have multiple objectives
  • May take multiple game sessions in order to finish
  • Is made up of one or more acts.
  • The protagonists seldom change throughout the story.

Stories are referred to as “campaigns” in other role-playing game systems.