Here’s what’s happening:
Four in February
The month long challenge to beat four videogames is almost at an end, and I’m still not done yet. It’s looking like I won’t be able to finish Dragon’s Crown in time to meet the deadline. If I do, it means that time spent playing the game would be time spent not making comics and gifs about it…so we’ll see how that goes. Also, Spelunky is still kicking my ass.
I’m taking March off from posting to Dungeons & Donuts. I’m going to spend the time refining and writing more on Generica, making it into an original enough rules document that it could possibly be sold online. I’m really new to game design and I want to make something that other people would actually want, as opposed to just something that I want.
There are a ton of options for people who like D&D style games (numerous retro-clones, Numenera, 13th Age, Fate, Pathfinder, actual D&D, etc) and I want to make a really polished product that could support future adventures and supplements, but that’s also unique enough to stand apart from others.
I’ll keep you all posted. Thank you for sticking around. I really appreciate it.
I’ve been playing Spelunky off and on all month and have still not beaten Hell yet.
Played Vita this morning at Starbucks, and got to Hell. Was so excited!
And then I died just before reaching King Yama.
How's Generica coming along?
In need of play testing.
You can check out the temp rules here. It covers a bunch of character creation, and my rules hacks. The characters only go up to level 5, and the warlock, monk, and druid classes are still pretty broken.
It’s sort of a mix of D&D Next rules and some choice bits cribbed from D&D fourth edition. It’s designed for grid-combat (because that’s what my players like), but it’s not a necessity.
Eventually, I’d like to have original art done for it, and offer it up as a ‘Pay What you Want’ PDF. That’ll require a lot of play testing and some thorough renaming of things.
Anyone interested in playing a game online via G+ hangouts, shoot me an ask.
I could run an awesome game for players…
…IF I HAD SOME!!!
And I saw the post. Keep on keeping on. Try to ignore the anonhate.
Will do. I’m slowly getting used to it.
I just got up to all the weird anon hate re: the body positivity post. The anons are "concern trolls." Being fat is not unhealthy. There are health conditions that lead to being fat, but it's not the other way around. Basically as a fat (and, for what it's worth, entirely free of any health problems whatsoever) chick I appreciated the original post and can say with authority that you weren't wrong. Representation matters and people concerned about a stranger's "health" are jackholes.
Glad to hear it. I don’t think I’m qualified to make any judgments on ‘health and well being’, but I do know that I deeply crave better representation of body types in art and fiction.
Thanks for the message.
We’ll make progress with this little by little. We must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!