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.