Hi everyone. I’m Samuel Harrison Young, the author of The Magician’s Burden, Trial of the Demon Hunter, Captive of Fortune, and Foundation of Nightmares. Over the past couple years, I have been doing a lot of brainstorming for Winter of the Bovine, and now that I’ve submitted TMB for CoG’s contest, I’m going to finally start writing this in earnest. For now, here is the summary and the cover art:
Live out the life of a dairy cow on a modern, organic farm. Experience a story of struggle, loss, perseverance, hope, and friendship. When you’re caught between the systemic oppression of the farmers, and the wild, ferocious danger of a coyote pack, how will you and your herd survive?
What there will be when the story is finished:
- ~ 100k words
- 3 distinct endings
- over a dozen stats detailing your physical abilities, attributes, and relationships
- interact with a wide cast of compelling characters, including a coywolf, 3 coyotes, 3 humans, a cat, 2 dogs, 4 cows, and more.
PS: trolls (and they will undoubtedly be legion) will be ignored…or maybe contested if I’m in the mood.
Chapter One: 11k
Chapter Two: ?
Chapter Three: ?
Chapter Four: ?
Chapter Five: ?
Chapter Six: ?
Playthrough length: 6/11k
Poll for your favorite characters: Winter of the Bovine (WIP) [Chapter 1, 11k words]