Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good start!

I found a good place to start my game.
I am going to start with the mechanics from otherkind (otherkind pdf on the wayback machine).
It has the right balance of "game" and story telling and lets the player tell the group, in a clear and concise way, what is important to them.
I am going to tweak with the TNs (right now it is a 1-2,3-4, 5-6 spread on 1d6), look at the sources for bonus dice and die mods. The design choices that Vincent Baker made are fascinating me and I am hoping to dig behind them.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

New name, new game!

Well, the name changed again. But it is really good news.
I found a publisher in Heroic Journey Publishing (
We brainstormed, and the game we will publish together is called SteamPunk Crescendo. It will be a steampunk era game about vampires and a grim dystopian setting.

All players will be Dhampir. Who will have to maintain spiritual purity. If they fall from purity and yield to temptation. they gain vampiric powers and vampiric weaknesses.