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Plot Point Campaign Book

50 Fathoms is sort of the Gold Standard by which plot point campaigns are judged:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byr-i7lu1I5IRHBKMC0zRTA4R0k/view?usp=sharing

That being said, Pinnacle has moved to a shorter format, as see in this The Last Parsec plot point campaign:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byr-i7lu1I5ILXhicXBoXzRyZms/view?usp=sharing

The new Plot Point campaigns are in a comic book graphic novel size (typically 6-5/8″ wide by 10-1/4″ high).

How To notes:

Plot Point Arc Structure:
http://flynnwd.blogspot.com/2010/10/gm-mentoring-nine-act-plot-structure-as.html

Writing Plot Point Campaigns:
http://flynnwd.blogspot.com/2010/04/lessons-learned-from-savage-worlds-plot.html

Examples of Plot Point Campaign Summaries:
http://flynnwd.blogspot.com/2012/06/isles-of-saharan-sea-campaign-arc-of.html

Costs to Publish:

Here’s a close size if you want to do print on demand:
http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/pub_pod_cost.php 7.44″x9.69″

HARDCOVER COLOR
6.30 + .025 per page
= $8.70 for a 96 page hardcover

SOFTCOVER COLOR
1.20 + .025 per page
= $3.60 for a 96 page hardcover

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/pub_pod_cost.php

http://support.drivethrurpg.com/entries/22653984-Estimated-Shipping-Costs-For-Printed-Products

Pinnacle Entertainment Group Addresses Gamer OCD Over New Savage Worlds Book Size

$4-$5 S&H for a book

Dissecting the contents of The Last Parsec plot point book above (plus similar books) you see this rough structure:

The Last Parsec and other recent plot point campaigns have these word counts:

50,000 words for the whole book
1500 words per plot point adventure (plot points being the ‘key stories in the campaign that MUST happen’). You need 8-12 of these.
Savage tails run 700 to 750 words (one shot adventures and adventure seeds). You need 20+ of these.

Which breaks down into:

Setting Overview: 2250 words / Total 4 pages
Setting Rules: around 3500 words (chapters 2 & 4 in The Last Parsec) / Total 10 pages
Gazetteer: around 17,000 words (chapters 3 & 5)
Plot Point: around 15,000 words (chapter 6) (5 adventures, 10 pages)
Savage Tales: around 10,000 words (chapter 7)
Bestiary: around 6,000 words (chapter 8) / Total 10 pages

— Stan