When something says “they had a brain the size of a walnut,” what part did they mean?
Due to the combination of the upcoming Ironwatch Issue 52 release, the (hopefully) imminent release of Ironwatch Magazine’s Annual for Year 1, and general turkey-day madness, The Storyteller for NaNoWriMo is not getting done to the full 50K target word goal.
I’m going to be trying to get the rest of Chapter Eight done (so ~32K words), and then that will be the temporary holdpoint; the whole outline I have worked out spans 12 chapters, but I have multiple other projects I need/want to get done first (Including finishing/releasing Hardwired on Wattpad).
I’m going to be laying out my plans for monthly projects on Friday, but the long and the short of it is that I want to keep laser-focused on working on a single project at a time, rather than scatter-brain it out over a dozen+ projects at all times and make little to no tangible progress on each. The next projects I’m working on will be:
- December: Make the Mistgore base game system (ready for adding fluff and playtesting)
- January: Work on and release Hardwired, preferably the full-length novel
- February: Work on, playtest, and release Primogeniture
Again, more details forthcoming on Friday for this. Stay tuned Wednesday for a Tangent discussion of the wonderful A Game for Someone and the idea of AI/mob-based game balancing.
Almost done with the month of NaNoWriMo! Chapter Seven is done for The Storyteller, and the first half of Chapter Eight is also up.
TBH, I’m not sure if I’ll hit the 50K words by the end of the month, especially with Ironwatch Magazine responsibilities. However, I’ll be trying to finish off the prompt outline I have by then, so I can start my 2nd draft rewrite in the new year following the holidays.
Next Friday, I’ll finally have the first proper full Update posted, with some thoughts on events in the gaming world and where my projects currently are.
Continuing to plod away on the NaNoWriMo story; Chapter Six is done and the first half of Chapter Seven is up!
While I won’t have another game design today, you all might be interested in the procedurally-generated board game Server Hack, a cool thing I came across on /r/boardgames. It’s only the second set of game rules I’ve heard of that have been artificially generated; the first is the absolutely stunning A Game For Someone, which I hope to talk more at length about at a future point.
Who doesn’t love print-and-play games?
Just popping in to say Chapter 5 of The Storyteller is done, and there’s the first bit of Chapter 6 to enjoy as well!
Also, just throwing this out there because holy cow, Games Workshop has reached back out to the community again! I’ll post more of my thoughts on their community engagement here following the end of NaNoWriMo, but for now, check it out by clicking on the image below.
What’s next, plastic Sisters of Battle? Oh WAIT-
No new game updates, but simply letting you know that the first half of Chapter Five is available for reading on Wattpad, as well as the new cover below. Let me know what you think in the comments/reblogs!
Short update this week, following my return from a trip. More info under the break!
Walnuts might not be my favorite, but damn if they aren’t photogenic
Another update, to give a bit more information on the playtest-driven changes in RUIN. The next section of The Storyteller will be posted tonight, and if you already read the first part, you might want to check again as I updated it and lengthened it to a full 10 pages written thus far.
Woo, playtesting a game!