Recently I was looking for a template so that I could write my notes for an upcoming homebrew game in a format similar to modules. If I want to share it later it would be easier, and in any case I thought it might help me to organize my thoughts on the adventure… at least until the party inevitably takes it off the planned rails.
Enter The Homebrewery.
I did a quick search online for a helpful tool, and came across a recommendation to use this site:
Upon inspection, I was impressed. It uses a CSS editor on the left side of the screen and a live preview of the document you are writing on the right. The formatting is very similar to what the D&D hardcover adventures use. It looks nice and professional, and just takes a little bit of paying attention to their frontpage introduction example. The information in it is useful, and you can use the editing side of the page to learn how to make the effects on the right side of the page.
I’m looking forward to continuing using it. It’s helping me keep in mind the methods used in professional adventure writing to ease the flow of the campaign. Box text, subheadings for developments within the same encounter, etc. It even does the fancy calligraphic letter for the first text on the page at a certain header level.