Another week without play or playtest in sight. Before the last scheduled playtest fell through, I was getting excited again. Even made some sketches. Maybe I’ll post them some time.
Forgive me, By The Stars, I am on the cusp of failure. It’s been nine days since my last confession.
I think I’m going to have to push BTS to a 2008 release and focus 2007 on rebuilding the actual play in my life. I hadn’t realized just how much I depended on it for design. While working on With Great Power… I was playing a sometimes wonderful, sometimes horrible, but always “System Doesn’t Matter” game of Eden’s Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. In retrospect, I can see how my mild frustration with that game shaped WGP… When play of a broken game isn’t going well, the game designer within can always respond with “but it would work better if we did it this way.”
Which leads me to my crazy idea. I think I might head down to my FLGS and try to set up a game of WEG’s Star Wars. It doesn’t do what I want it to, but it is somewhat popular. If that doesn’t work, maybe I’ll break down and run d20 Star Wars. I need to play, which means I need players!
Nothing is set in stone yet, so I’ll be back with another progress post next week.
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Special Trivia Challenge for Mo & Brand: I write cinematic games. Name me blind film directors.