Welcome to Word Enchilada S01E04

We write prototypes, fight our inner demons, get cargo ships unstuck at the Suez Canal, eat enchiladas and get in fights

What?

A microquest for Everything2 in the spirit of Game Jams

How?

The updated rules are in Word Enchilada Rules, but here’s the TL;DR

  1. Just before the Quest starts, a theme will be revealed. Please don’t spoil it for yourself, only read it after the official start of the Enchilada1;
  2. You have 48 hours to write a prototype2 that follows3 the theme;
  3. You post the prototype in this node;
  4. ???
  5. Profit! You will receive fabulous prizes4

After the Quest is over, you’re encouraged to give the noder below you some feedback on their prototype. Bear in mind: the goal of Word Enchiladas is to write for fun and outside of one’s comfort zone, so be constructive and be kind.

Theme!

The theme for this Enchilada is:

NYJNLF VA CNVEF

E2 Rot13 Encoder

The suggested nodetype is:

fiction

Start and end times

The Word Enchilada starts at April 09, 2021 12:00 PM and ends at April 11, 2021 12:00 PM in whatever time zone you observe.

Notes for today: S03 awards are still pending and are coming. I'm sorry, I'm not in a right frame of mind. «I'll be here when it all gets weird». Be excellent to each other.


  1. The idea being that you shouldn’t prepare anything beforehand, and that you should only have 48 hours to work on your writeup. But I’m just a footnote, not a policeman.

  2. The word “Prototype” is important here: you’re expected to write a quick draft, not a perfect, well edited writeup.

  3. The phrase “Following the theme” is purposefully ambiguous. Be creative :)

  4. Actually, some GP, depending on how much the E2 gods can spare… Updated details on the Word Enchilada Rules