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Directly below, our previous Tournament Maximus…
TOURNAMENT OF DEATH 1 & 2 are fantasy novels I wrote live online over the course of 17 days (each) during the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games. By “live” I mean that I wrote one chapter every day and then posted the results before I went to bed that night (or, more often, early the next morning). The first Tournament took place in the summer of 2008. To see the introduction and explanation of the original story and challenge, click here.
TOD #1 was a fun, if exhausting challenge, and I decided to do it again in 2012. This time, though, I turned TOD into a Kickstarter project — which got my backers involved and gave me even more live feedback as I wrote. That feedback helped to shape the story and its characters. The second Tournament was even more fun than the first … and even more exhausting.
Time (and demand) will tell if I do another Tournament of Death, or at least if I do it over 17 days during either the Summer or Winter Games. (It would certainly be easier to write it over the course of a month or two, taking a break on weekends at least.)
Because of the success of the Kickstarter, both TOD novels are currently available to project backers, and will soon be available to the public in e-book and print form as well.
The original story remains free online, and you can click through to it below.