Honors Projects


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This is a fictional podcast series that presents a story that is completed through roleplaying. The structure follows that of a video game, with the main characters, or "players," interacting with a set plot while deciding their own course of action. I act as the narrator for the story, controlling the plot and setting as well as non-player characters, or "NPCs." For the purposes of consistency and making sure the characters do not do anything that would be considered too over-powered or unrealistic, I have chosen to use the rule guide and statistics modifier system presented by Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition structure. To account for probability, dice are rolled each time a character wants to perform a type of skill check, with modifiers added on for skills specific to each character.

For this project, I have collaborated with three others, and they act as the main characters as I guide them through the story and react to and narrate whatever course of action they wish to follow.


Creative Writing


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Abigail Cloud

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Rick Busselle

Second Advisor Department

Visual Communication and Technology Education

Third Advisor


Fourth Advisor


Publication Date

Winter 2-2018