Max Vanderheyden whips up a rich locale for Portal Rats using Hex Kit - check out the Ice Floes of Stygia over at the Shoalmont Games site!
It's true - W3M is on the list for Best Setting among the 2019 Indie Groundbreaker Award nominees! Awards will be announced at Gen Con on July 31.
On Kickstarter, magister ludi is running a campaign to fund their game moonflower. It looks gorgeous and interesting, and I recommend all House of Cards fans to give it a look and maybe your support.
On the Silence in Heaven front: The progress is slow but steady! A skeleton of mechanical resolution is in place, about 20% more of the Sphere+Element powers are written, more lore for the game has been set down (e.g., all the Archons have a description now), and things are looking better than before. Soon, I hope to have… Continue reading Two irons in the fire
A Silence in Heaven is coming along well: I'm up to about 6000 words now, and I think the final product will be about 10,000 total. Hopefully I can crank that out in the next week in order to make the deadline for the Roll to Craft Jam, but even if I don't, I'm definitely… Continue reading Still working on angels!
I'm getting more work done on A Silence in Heaven, having put a respectable number of words into the various Spheres, the Elements they're composed of, and the Archons that angels serve. Here's a brief listing of what's in the document now (albeit without any mechanical stuff for right now, because that's in no way finalized).… Continue reading Work being done on Spheres, Elements, and Archons
I'm becoming more and more enamored of the idea of adapting Nobilis' basic attribute system to this game, so let's look at how that might work. In Nobilis, you build a starting Sovereign from a blank slate, using 25 character points to buy your four Attributes as well as Gifts (custom special powers that don't fall under the… Continue reading A hierarchy of powers
I'm debating whether or not Sphere/Element combinations should have a numerical rating as well, in the tradition of standard RPG attributes, or whether the system should be completely verbally descriptive instead of using mathematical comparisons. It's not necessary when dealing with angel versus mortal interactions - angels always win - but there is obviously an… Continue reading Numbers? Or not?
Okay, so I'm just throwing ideas at the wall right now to see what sticks. Angels are made up of five Spheres, each of which has an associated Element. These Elements are neither the scientific elements nor the classical elements, but a descriptor that elaborates on what that Sphere is composed of (both literally and… Continue reading Angels, Spheres, and Elements
I've decided to jump in on the Roll to Craft game jam over at itch.io. I'll be posting blog updates here and over on itch as I work on my entry. So far, I have a rough premise in mind: the Creator has disappeared, and you play angels trying to find their own path in… Continue reading New game jam, new game!