I present to you the product of behind the scenes labours and toils. The fantasmagorical and wonderfax Wheel O' Genre!
No more endless discussions about what sort of story to do. Just get an independent adjudicator to roll a standard six-sided dice!
1. Horror is a story designed to scare people, with dark themes and lots of suspense. Examples include the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the novels of Steven King and H.P. Lovecraft.
2. Thrillers are stories to get your pulse racing, featuring suspense, tension and lots of action. Examples include the novels of Michael Crichton and a bunch more of Alfred Hitchcock's films.
3. Fantasy stories take place in worlds where the normal rules of reality take a vacation, fantasy ranges in tone from low to high, determined by just how different from the real world the setting is. Examples include the books of Tolkein and CS Lewis, and the films of Terry Gilliam.
4. The studious little brother of Fantasy. At its core, a Sci-fi story takes our world and give it a little twist (usually based around remarkable technology or strange discoveries), extrapolating that twist to its eventual conclusion. Examples include the books of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and the Star Trek TV series.
5. Comicbook stories, for the purposes of this wheel, are flashy, over the top action pieces, often featuring heroes with remarkable abilities. This style blends well with just about any story. Examples include Comic books, graphic novels and their movie and tv adaptations.
6. C-c-c-COMBO! Roll the dice twice more and combine the results! Try to wrap your head around the cosmic terrors of a Horror-Fantasy tale, or a WW2 fought with lasers in a Thriller-Sci-fi!