or as I like to say, “Going into Overburn.”

Just a quick note. I’ve recently procured the aid of a couple of friends to assist me with the Overburn RPG. I am hoping with the new infusion of Blood Burners, we can make some headway into The Burn. I would like to take this time to welcome these two to The Burn and I hope their addition bears fruit.

To expound on what I’m doing here I want to set some goals I have for the project. This is inspired by Rob Lang’s article on designer notes for the Icar RPG, of which I have bee a long time fan.

As a designer, the author is often asked why Icar was designed in a certain way. This page attempts to outline what decisions were made and how this affects the style of the game. A set of Designer’s Notes, you could say.

Lang, Rob. “Designer’s Notes.” Icar Free Sci Fi RPG – Home. Web. 22 Aug. 2011. <http://www.icar.co.uk/info.php?page=designersnotes>.

If you read through the article, you will find a list of goals for creating a high quality RPG. I would like to take a moment to state my on ideas for my game.

  1. Produce a High Quality Game.
  2. Simplistic in Design
  3. Easy to Grasp
  4. Unique in Scope
  5. Intriguing in Setting
  6. Entertaining to Play

I plan to revisit this and see how my idea evolves as the game does. Hopefully the end result will be something that surprises my friends.

3 Responses to “Gaining Momentum”

  • You’ve got some great goals there and what’s more they do not conflict. I see a fair few games that have been jammed full of rules by the backdoor and yet claim they are simple rules! Is a goal to sell the Overburn?

    If you’re still looking for support then I can heartily recommend 1000 Monkeys, 1000 Typewriters http://www.1km1kt.net/forum There are lots of free RPG authors just like us.

    • Thanks Rob,

      My initial impulse was to create an RPG for sale. As I work on it and read more of what is going on in the industry, I wonder if I should offer it up for free and ask for donations. I would like to be able to write full time, but I have only recently embraced my creative side as something other people may be ‘wanting’ to read.

      Thanks for the advice.

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