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Queex
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« on: February 05, 2010, 06:54:54 AM »

Just under a year ago, I decided that I had too many projects lying around that were incomplete. Most of them were ones that never generated much interest from other people when I talked about them.

Inspired by nanowrimo, I decided to set myself a challenge. I would write a new RPG in a month, and the RPG would be one from a number of choices voted on by my friends. It went well, and I even got to run it just after the month finished. It went so well, in fact, that I decided to take a month's break then write another under the same terms...

So, at this point I've got five of the things written and available for free. Now they've been released into the wild, I want more people to see them and, hopefully, comment on them so my future projects can be better.

Naturally, the extreme time pressure means there are flaws - embarrassing typos, etc. - but the main point of the exercise was to prevent me from continually going back and revising things and never declaring anything 'finished'.

If you'd like to take a look at any of 'em, they can be found here:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=3877324

If you'd like a say in what I write over March, the poll is here:

http://queex.livejournal.com/174130.html
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Ron Edwards
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 07:25:09 AM »

Oooh! This is my sort of thing. On it.

Best, Ron
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Callan S.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 03:01:02 AM »

Holy crap, crawling for cash is 121 pages long!? How did you take what seems a somewhat derogitory title for the actvitity, and yet plow in that much effort?
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Queex
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 05:52:57 AM »

Holy crap, crawling for cash is 121 pages long!? How did you take what seems a somewhat derogitory title for the actvitity, and yet plow in that much effort?

The subject seemed to demand crunch. Crunch takes up a lot of pages, not to mention an unreasonable amount of effort. It was a struggle, for sure.
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Paul Czege
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 08:45:11 AM »

Hey Ben,

I found 3 - Unnatural Encounters back in December, browsing Lulu for RPGs while they were having their Christmas sale. I love the way you envision the cards working. I intend to organize a playtest.

Paul
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And if you're doing anything with your Acts of Evil ashcan license, of course I'm curious and would love to hear about your plans
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 02:28:47 PM »

Hi Ben,
Hey, I'm really digging these. I'm particularly gonna try to play Rivers & Lakes at the next opportunity.

-Marshall
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Queex
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 05:23:56 PM »

I love the way you envision the cards working.

It seemed like a neat way to handle player knowledge. I'm not convinced I've really done the idea justice- 3 is probably the one I was least satisfied with how it turned out, despite it being the one I was most enthusiastic about initially. It probably needs some wiser heads to tease the best out of it.

I'm particularly gonna try to play Rivers & Lakes at the next opportunity.

Let me know how you get on.
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Queex
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 04:07:20 AM »

For anyone interested, the latest one, Warlord's Wager, has just gone up.
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