Monday, November 9, 2015

Realms Faire: House of the Hero's Dilemma, Challenge 1

Hero’s beware! 
Here at the House of Hero’s Dilemma, a new cliff-hanging adventure will dangle new heroes above the depths of destiny or despair. In 100 words or less, a hero will face a danger in story form.

Each day, the people of Realsmdom will decide the fate of these heroes in three sentences or less. If fateful endings are giving answer in poetic form, an extra entry for prizes will be awarded.

Daily e-book prizes will be awarded via random name-pulling from the entries after 8p.m. Pacific Time. Everyone is invited to participate.

People of Realmsom, you have the power of storytelling might to decide the fate of the would-be heroes. Will they die in glory or shame, live in victory or defeat?
 It is up to you.

Hero's Dilemma, Day 1: Sherlock in Space
Captain Sherlock of 221B Baker Streak and his first mate, Dr. Watson, were in trouble again. It had all started out as an innocent investigation of a not-so-innocent string of murders on Friza 3, third moon of Regus.

The murderer had the latest Class A Streak ship with weapons.

“Sherlock, I told you we needed missiles more than that science lab taking up space in cargo bay,” Dr. Watson stated his obvious and redundant opinion, again.

Sherlock shrugged. “You’ll just have to fly us out of here, Watson. Use your space navy skills.”

Plasma fire struck their weakened shields, and . . . 

What happens next?
Finish the story in less than three sentences in the comment section by 8p.m. Pacific Time to enter the day’s prize giveaway of either: Girl of Great Price, a future noir detective story; or Captain Quasar: Starfaring Adventures, a space comedy adventure –both written by the talented Milo James Fowler.
Please include your e-mail address and which book you would prefer with your entry.

In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. 
Join Captain Bartholomew Quasar & the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude in this hilarious collection of starfaring adventures as they confront bands of space pirates, cantankerous bandits, exotic aliens, and a villain with the fastest thumbs in the quadrant.

And, after you have decided the fate of the Hero’s Dilemma, try your hand at the other Realms Faire Events for more fun and prizes!

Realms Faire Events:
Hosted by Cassandra Webb. Daily prizes.
Your character squares off with another writer’s darling. Can you win? The audience decides.

Hosted by Cherie Reich
I am a book so popular they made a movie of me. Within the what if realms I lie. Horror? Fantasy? Or am I Sci-Fi? A riddle every day during the Realms Faire for you to take your best guess and have a chance to win a prize most splendid.

Hosted by Christine Rains
Come by and soak a blogging friend with wet sponges… or witticisms. Prizes drawn daily.

Hosted by MPax. Prizes for the winning knight. Prizes drawn daily for the crowd.
Up to 10 knights can joust. Each will battle daily. Magic words will be granted to each knight to pass out to their adoring fans. Knights score points by commenters using their magic words. Knight with the most points at the end of the week wins. What does the knight win? A year of promo on my blog in the slider and a tumbler printed with your championship boasts and badge (SEE HERE).
Winners are drawn daily from the adoring crowds.

Hosted by M. Gerrick
Every book offered as a  prizes will be hidden behind a doorway. Under each door will be the blurb for the hidden book. Each correct answer will be put in the drawing for the book given as a prize. will be used to pick the winners.

Hosted by Untethered Realms. A simple word game. Prizes drawn daily.

Hosted by Julie Flanders
Each day I will give clues to a famous ghost from literature or movies. I’ll give new clues throughout the day until someone guesses the right ghost. The first one to guess correctly will get a $5 Amazon gift card and a bundle of ebooks.The only rule is that the same person can’t win the daily game more than once.
At the end of the week everyone who left a comment will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize which is a $30 Amazon gift card and a bundle of ebooks.

House Waibel is hosting the Stockade Brigade. Warrants of arrest have been issued for select authors accusing them of witchery and wizardry. The pillory has been erected and the trial dates set.
Good people of Realmsdom, I call upon you to bear witness to these trials and offer your testimony for or against the author’s crimes.
Points will be awarded for wordsmithing a comment in your best Olde English afore 8 of the clock in the Eastern time on the following scale:
5-Ye speak as one from the days of Queen Bess.
4-Ye could pass muster as a Ren Faire cast member
3-Ye could pass as a Ren Faire attendee
2-Ye wouldn’t be foolin’ yer mother
1-Ye stand out like the sun in a cloudless sky
An e-book will be given every day to the witness who scores the most points. Fear not, your daily score will be accumulated and the person with the highest score shall receive a special prize at the end of the week. So, brush off your Olde English and prepare to testify.

Hosted by L. Diane Wolfe.
You are charged with tracking down the unicorns!
Every day, a new blogger will host a photo. You will have to find the unicorns in the image, much like the famous “Where’s Waldo?” Leave a comment stating how many unicorns you find in that image. The most correct guesses out of five, wins.
Prizes will include books and gift cards.
Five images – many unicorns – only one winner!

Hosted by Realms Faire HERE. Prize packages up for raffle.

Hosted by River Fairchild Prizes drawn daily.
A vortex opens. Five people are trapped in the Underworld with only one way out – challenge an immortal to a contest of skill. The odds are against those brave enough to accept but enthusiastic fans can help them win their freedom with magic words given to each contestant. Daily prizes awarded to each challenger and a commenter chosen at random.

What happens to Captain Sherlock and Dr. Watson? 
Decide their fate in three sentences or less. 
(Bonus points for poetic verse)
And, remember to include your e-mail address and book preference with your entry.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll take a whack at it.
Plasma fire struck their weakened shields, and . . .
...Watson mashed a button. The cargo bay doors opened, sending all of the science lab and chemicals out into space. The murder's ship exploded upon impact.

Yolanda Renee said...

Plasma fire struck their weakened shields, and . . .

Instead of disabling the ship, Sherlock, Watson, and their prey find themselves thrown through time and back to England and the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. All three men are now standing face to face with light sabers. Sherlock, a skilled swordsman, defeats the renowned poet Francis Thompson, the man they know as the slasher Jack the Ripper, in a spirited battle.

Such fun!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm not entering, but this sounds fun to combine Sherlock Holmes with space.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I can think of a way to end it but they don't survive. I don't think that's the point! LOL

Julie Flanders said...

I'm drawing a blank on an ending but the combination of Sherlock and space is fun! Good luck to the entrants.

Tyrean Martinson said...

LOL! Love it, Alex!

Tyrean Martinson said...

This is hilarious and wonderful! Thanks, Yolanda!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I was trying to get into both Milo's detective mode and his space-ship captain stories, while being a bit silly, too.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Oh, it's okay if they don't survive, really. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Julie! You can always come back later if you feel inspired!

Chrys Fey said...

Plasma fire struck their weakened shields and...sent them spiraling further into deep space.

Sorry. That's all I can come up with right now.

I am loving all of these games. :D

Christine Rains said...

What fun with Sherlock in space! Three cheers for Realms Faire! :)

M Pax said...

They tumbled into the next dimension where they were swallowed by a membrane frog the size of a galaxy. Inside the frog, they were safe.

Misha Gericke said...

This is such a fun idea for a game!

... a missile came flying in. Only to be stopped by Holmes's lab equipment, which mysteriously had been sucked out of a now open back portal.
"Whoops," Watson said, and got the ship moving before the explosion dissipated.

Michelle Wallace said...

I'm blank at the moment.... that's from running around madly from one event to the next... too much excitement. LOL

Yolanda Renee said...

I just read this weekend of a new book detailing the story of renowned poet Francis Thompson being Jack the Ripper. His poetry is said to be proof! Too awesome - it just seemed to fit! :)

Nick Wilford said...

I was thinking along the lines of the lab equipment forming some sort of defence too, but it's been done better by those above! I love this game though!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sounds like a good ending to me.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Christine!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Ha! Love it!

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Tyrean Martinson said...

I understand!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Aww. I wanted to read your version. :)

Karen Lange said...

What fun! Sounds like this might make a good activity for a student group or writer's support group. :)

S.K. Anthony said...

Sherlock in space!!! Nice!!! :D

I'm feeling spacey right now but love the game! I'll have to come back and try to give it a shot. This is such fun!!!

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