This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-09-11 19:00:00 to 2020-09-13 19:00:00. View results

Welcome to the first OPR Writing Jam!

This is a 48hr story writing marathon, focused on writing one-page stories set in the OPR universe. The writing jam runs from  September 11th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time, to September 13th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time.

Join the OPR Discord server to chat and share ideas:

Submission Rules:

  1. The story has to follow the theme: INFINITE LOOP
  2. The story must fit on a single sheet, using the template provided here:
    • The story must be at least 500 words long, and at most 1000 words long.
    • The story must be set in the OPR universe (Grimdark Future, Age of Fantasy, etc.).
  3. Every story must be submitted along with the following:
    • A visual moodboard for the story. We recommend using BeFunky (it's free):
    • (Optional) Pictures of tabletop miniatures that inspired the story, gaming tables, etc.

Please make sure to submit your story in .pdf format so that it's easy for everyone to read it on mobile and desktop!

Example of a what a correct submission should look like:

Read the background stories from the army books to better understand the OPR universe:

Here's everything else you need to know:

  • Who can submit? Anyone can submit a story,  and you may work alone or in teams.
  • How many stories can be submitted? Each participant may only submit one story.
  • Who will judge the stories? The stories will be judged by the public, and then OPR will highlight a couple of our favourites on the OPR website. There is no winner or prize, it's all just for fun!
  • What will the stories be judged on? This is a contest in interesting and original writing set in the OPR universe, so it's important that stories are written to fit the setting. The criteria for judging will be "Enjoyment", "Originality" and "Adherence to the Theme".
  • Who has the rights on stories created during the jam? The story writers retain the rights to their own stories, and they won't become part of the OPR universe unless specifically agreed between the writers and OPR after the jam.
  • Anything else? Submissions may not be sexually explicit or contain hateful language.



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A short story set in the "GrimDark Future" universe.
Sometimes you fight, sometimes you struggle against the inevitable, and other times you...
Valen Garret lies. There is no loop in this story.
A rattus banner carrier fights the reversal of time
A cohort of Sect Infiltrators are sent to eliminate rebel leadership
A dark mystery about an ancient Saurian city.
An HDF soldier roams the halls of a ship and not all is what it seems.
A submission for the first OPR writing jam.
A short tale about war, death and the endless quest for satisfaction.
A vessel in deep space unknowingly transports a deadly cargo
Hey I wrote a story