So I’ve started writing my own game system. Again, of course, but this time I’ve actually followed through and put something together that — on paper — I really enjoy.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Working with Friends
I'm very blessed to be surrounded by amazing people who are creative in ways I can only imagine.
Don’t get me wrong, I know I have ideas, and some fun ones too, but it's more that I have spontaneous bursts of creativity, and I struggle to follow through on those ideas and turn them into something tangible. It might be that it takes too much work or effort, it might be a matter of believing I don't have the time. Whatever it is, I put out ideas and I love doing just that, and I don't really expect of myself that I'll finish any of them.
Except with three ideas I had, not necessarily original, but, well, they are something, and now I'm working with three different sets of friends to turn them into something more. This is what I love; collaboration. It was a big part of the scene I was part of when Google+ was around, and I get to do it in small ways now on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord. Even Instagram occasionally when I post something and someone messages me, but its more rare there.
So anyway, here are three ideas, or collection of ideas or thoughts, and these are now no longer mine, but a collaborative effort:
ACROSS THE STARS
ROCKS OF SANTH
I wrote up a list of names today, and me friends David and Ted both jumped in and started to help me figure out what it all meant:
Hewer of the Rocks of Santh
Carvers of Eyes
Krathickack of the Nine Mouths
Immediately a mine locale comes to mind, where the Hewer pulls out Rocks of Santh, served by and aided by the Carvers of Eyes. The Mandelbrot Columns are alien things, shifting things, mutating columns, maybe of flesh? Maybe of something else. And Slipstone golems are forged from the Rocks of Santh.
This much I know. The rest I have to figure out. Or we do, really.
Oh and the no-beast is a creature that slides through different dimensions. I think it’s lion-like in form, maybe two-headed. Or no-headed.
Let's see what comes next!
Friday, September 17, 2021
Lost in a Dungeon
Hey, have you heard about Down We Go?
So I’ve started blogging here at The Secret DM again, and I also started running Down We Go online on Monday nights, and I’m having a blast, and decided I would blog about the experience.
Which I could have done here at The Secret DM.
But I’m not going to, really, probably not anyway. Instead I set up a new blog: Lost in a Dungeon