I've been basically nonexistent around here lately. I just haven't either had the time to write or if I had the time, I haven't had the desire. I'm on the road for work right now, living out of a hotel in Texas. While I do have my laptop with me and it's loaded with everything I'd need to churn out adaptations, I've been too exhausted at the end of the day to do anything other than lay on the bed and watch TV. I hope to get to some writing today, but we'll see. It's been a long week and I'm staring down the barrel of another long week before I finally get to head home.
The other aspect of why I haven't written much of anything lately, is that White Star hit the e-shelves, and I've been digesting it of late. It's a great OSR sci-fi game based on the Swords and Wizardry White Box rules. It's got me considering dusting off my own combo hack of S&W/SWN/D20 Modern/Alternity. However, while I like the game and hope to get a chance to play sometime soon once I get home, I still waffle on wanting to change gears back to OSR sci-fi. On the plus side, I can eyeball the heck out OSR games. The system has long since become second nature to me. However, there's that block in my head that doesn't like a class & level based system for sci-fi. It's silly. Levels and classes work just as well for sci-fi as they do for fantasy, but I just can't seem to get past it. It would make conversion/adaptation a breeze if I switched, but I don't know that that is enough for me to make the change (again).
Still, I highly recommend checking out White Star. It's pretty heavily inspired by Star Wars, but there are a lot of homebrew classes out there now that will allow you to swap out the SW elements for a flavor more to your liking.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sunday, May 03, 2015
I had every intention to get my first post about the Tyrant Expanse posted this weekend, but then I came down with a wicked head cold. Between sinus pressure and coughing and not getting much sleep at night, it's all I can do to concentrate enough on getting this post written. I hope to get something posted this coming week, but I've got some stuff to get done before a stint in Texas for work. I hope to be able to get some writing done while I'm in the hotel room by myself. We'll see.