So we are about three sessions into our AD&D game. I DO plan on having some bios up as soon as I get some free time which will hopefully be within the next couple of weeks. I will also post a basic outline of the story so far and then do an update about once a month or so (hopefully). I am currently trying to finish up two adventures that will wrap up the first chapter of the campaign, of which there will be about four or five total.
Currently the players have finished the first adventure and about half of the second. Once the two I am working on are finished, then I will have five more for them to go through after they finish the current one. This should give me some free time to work on other stuff. I am banking on each adventure taking at least one full session of play to get through, which will give me about six weeks when you factor in that they are only part way through the current adventure.
The first thing will be finishing up the first “reboot” novel in the series that I write with my wife. That should only take a night to two. After that I plan on actually working on my Altered Realities RPG… FINALLY!
As it currently stands I am very happy with the role-playing and skills portion of the game. The combat side, not so much, but then it’s combat where you tend to need the most concise and direct rules in an RPG. So I will likely be scrapping the combat system (again) and redoing it. I have been tossing ideas around in my head for that already and I will hopefully have plenty of decent ideas to draw from once I sit down and put it to virtual paper.
I have also decided that I will be working on a superhero reality for the first setting specific set of rules. This will be a generic set of superhero rules that can be used for any universe, Marvel, DC, Image, or one of your own making. First off I am feeling very attached to the genre at the moment what with having just watched the new Avengers movie and the game I have been playing the most of late has been Marvel Heroes 2015 (excellent game and free as well!), plus with all the comic book shows like Agents of SHIELD, Flash, Arrow, and Gotham, it should be no surprise that my mind has latched onto the idea of running a superhero/comic book game.
The other thing is that I feel that a superhero game will have generic enough powers that I can easily gauge how magic will work in a fantasy setting or how psychic abilities will work in a sci-fi setting. It nicely fills that niche between all other genres that will make for easier work down the line.
The reality/setting that comes after that is up in the air, but it will likely be my fantasy setting that I’ve had rattling around in my head for a little while now. I have had some recent ideas concerning that setting that I believe will make it fairly unique when compared to something like say D&D. Things like no pantheons of gods for example. The other thing that will likely come with the fantasy setting is a novel written by myself and my wife to go along with it.
Anyway as you can see I plan on being very busy this summer and I am excited and hope to actually finish some of these projects finally.