I’ve decided before moving into 2nd Draft of Ironmaster to give myself a break from Steampunk for a bit and so I’m planning the next novel, which I hope will be a YA novel series, based in a post-apocalyptic world (at least that’s the plan my fifteen year-old self had decided on, changes will be made).
As usual I will be using T13 to run a world-building game, but this one is going to be a little different, but I’ll get to that in a minute. A friend of mine asked me some questions about world-building and has decided to pop around to discuss it later in the month face to face, which means I’ll have some posts that will relate to that project too.
Because the world-building will be quite huge part of my life for a while, I plan to write some articles on my methods of world-building over the next few months, using examples from movies, RPG settings and books similar to the science in science-fiction series (which I might bring back soon in a smaller package for tighter focus). These will be cross posted for roleplaying games refs as well as authors as they are useful to both. So expect some additions to the T13 rules soon to reflect PC world-building, and perhaps even leading toward some Ref-free gaming rules for players.
Meanwhile, I’m working on a little time-travel short story for a Goodreads group and have the first world-building game for the new series set up for tonight (at least I think that’s what we are doing, players can be fickle and characters doubly so).
Since the series is futuristic science-fiction we will be starting play in the real world, so initially no preparation is really necessary for the session, which will largely be character creation (I still need to finish the character creation page and get that working properly as a wordpress plugin- ho humm).
This time the players will not be playing normal characters from the beginning, their characters will reincarnate throughout the history of the universe so that we can jump ahead in time and create the new universe’s history together. I have no idea exactly where we will end up, which is quite exciting, although I do know the nature of the apocalypse will be a “War of the Worlds” inspired scenario with an huge dose of Larmarkian evolutionary theory thrown in for effect.
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