Obtaining a Story

StoryHammer will come with a pre-made story that will double as a tutorial – teaching the rules of the game while taking players on an immersive adventure. In addition, separate adventures will be launched by Cryptiquest, LLC for generic settings as well as stories for Cryptiquest brands like Imbue and Copperwealth (which both utilize the CQ StoryHammer game system).

These official CQ StoryHammer games have all the Scene Dashboards, Setting Profiles, and Character Bios prepared for Narrators. All stories released by Cryptiquest are designed using the same crafting tools that come with the CQ StoryHammer game system. You are also free to use these tools to craft your own stories or convert a pre-existing story to the CQ StoryHammer game system.

The most efficient way to convert a pre-existing story is to recreate the settings, characters, and plots using the crafting tools that come with the CQ StoryHammer game system. This may sound like a lot of work, but this should be faster than crafting from scratch – and you only need to recreate the elements that make sense for your version of the story. You can leave out whole sections or chapters if you so desire. When converting and customizing, there are no hard fast rules.

While looking for a story – whether an official CQ StoryHammer release or one to convert, it’s important to think of what kind of story you wish to play. Are you looking for more of a mysterious clue-finding expedition, harrowing and heroic epic battles, or perhaps an investigation of horrific discovery? Keep this in mind as you glance over stories to ensure to find one that matches your play-style, goals, and interest.