I’ve had a bit of a lull, if you can call it that, waiting for The Shab-Al-Hiri Roach to show up. I’ve got a bunch of neat ideas but they are all at the point where I need to step back and re-assess. As part of that process, I think I’ll just lay them out here.
Grey Ranks, which is about teen romance during the Warsaw Uprising, is probably 80% done and needs playtesting. It’s not a very playtest-friendly game, so that will take some thought. “Hey, do you want to devote 16 hours to playing my super tragic and dismal new game? As a bonus it may not even be playable!”
The Sin-Eaters, which is about the currency of disgrace and is currently set in a psuedo-Norse world with which I’m quite comfortable. I had thought to overlay a competitive board game element on this, but testing revealed that wouldn’t work as I’d envisioned it. Now I’m not sure how I’ll proceed, but I really like the idea.
Drowning and Falling, which is a silly but surprisingly playable and very fun fantasy heartbreaker (as if). It’s a charity project and, through Remi, I’ve got five really good indie comic artists to contribute. Ten bucks, lots of fun, save the eyes of some third world kid.
Bear Lake, which is sort of Polaris for shaky vets meets Wisconsin Death Trip. Just ideas at this point.
Open Boat, which I’m really looking forward to revisiting, now that I know more than I did when I wrote it the first time. Cannibalism and desperation on the high seas. Playing BANG! this weekend made me think of Open Boat.
War Dogs, political commentary disguised as totally boss uplifted combat dog stories. Some work done. Who knows where it will go.
The Governor’s Report on the Doomed Assault on the Fire Moon, which I should have playtested at Troublicon. Pretty solid in a fluffy way already.
And a couple of Roach add-ons and follow-ups in the works.
What captures your interest and attention, and why?