So, I don’t know what to do. Notes Part 2 is looking at having a whole chapter of exposition. Which I don’t want to do.
I’m considering having Part 3 be a flashback section, to explain the foundation of the current story, but Part 2 is only 7500 words right now. That’ll be expanded in editing, but will it go far enough to support itself?
What should I do?
June 12, 2012
I’m working on a draft for a Kickstarter for the boardgame concept I recently posted about. Partly so that I can generate money to work on it, partly so I can find an artist, and partly so I can find out if anyone else is interested in working on the idea with me.
Part of why I want to find a nice, small team (an artist that doesn’t mind doing a lot of drawing and another mechanic designer) is so we can knock this out quickly and get it going. I’m kind of in a situation where I need to find a way to generate income pretty quickly that isn’t dependent on unemployment insurance, so. Yeah.
I also want to do this quickly so that I can get the essential mechanics out of the way. I’ve got an idea for doing expansions and new versions using different tropes and structures not long after the first game comes out. The reward levels for the Kickstarter would include some of these expansions at different levels (one level will include the first expansion when it’s ready to print, another level is also going to include the next version of the game when it’s ready). I think. Still have to work out this one.
Part of this discussion, as well, is me looking for advice on what levels to offer for the Kickstarter and the kind of things to throw in as incentives. So, if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them. Especially since until I get the essential mechanics hammered out I don’t even know how to assess printing costs. I can say one thing, though – it’ll mostly be a box full of cards and tiles.
So, what are your ideas, opinions, and expectations? Would you chip in for the game?
May 9, 2012
I’ve had a mixed day. Wonderful person to wake up next to, kind of awful followup after waking up, and looking forward to a good night. Hopefully some of the things that seemed to go wrong this morning will get patched quickly but I can never tell with these things. I’m terrible at people.
Tell me what’s going on in your life, though. Or, if you’d rather, suggest things to make my life better. Either way, this is a hate in. Let’s hate.
April 28, 2012
In the annals of evil, throughout all the books and movies, songs and shows that you have consumed, who is the greatest of all evils? What villain has stood apart from the others as the most vile?
It could be Saruman, it could be Torak, it could be Sidius, but it’s gotta be somebody.
April 21, 2012
Let’s talk combat. Specifically, weaponry and tactics. I’ve got a fair amount of academic experience with medieval weaponry. Or, rather, hand to hand and limited ranged and siege weaponry through the Enlightenment when the Smallsword practically killed the rapier. I love to talk about it, I even enjoy talking about newer stuff a little. The form, function, the fatal systems and fine details.
Let’s talk about combat.
Today I’d like to ask you about the stories that you keep sacred from your childhood. I don’t care if you bring them from religion, bring them from storybooks, movies, or even old songs. Just tell me those things that first explained what heroes and villains are to you. Tell me about those stories that laid the foundation for your love of reading today.