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Forget the Future

February 11th, 2007 (08:55 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

I've been talking about running a steampunk game for years. Not a huge number of years, but definitely years. In an effort to avoid actually doing anything about it, I did what any sensible person does and bought a whole load of figures to run the game with. It would plainly now be impossible to run the game until the figures were painted.

Some of the figures are now painted, though I have continued to follow the best of traditions and the majority are still unsullied by either acrylic or enamel.

Nonetheless, my last poor, sorry excuse was gone, and over the Christmas break I caved in and promised to run a game in February; or March if I wasn't ready by then.

Well, I wasn't ready for February, but I've publicised a date in March and am committed to following through now, so I'm working on systems and other such stuff.

I'm not doing my own system from scratch; I've done that for previous games, but perhaps steampunk doesn't really call for a system that models catching a fish in real time, beautiful pointlessness though it was.

Instead I've taken the most obvious choice (or so it seemed to me) from the multifarious game systems that support steampunk campaigns, and will be using ffutures' shareware rules, Forgotten Futures.

I held a play-test with flybynightpress and msinvisfem at the New Year, and found that were likely to be a few clashes between some personal styles and the system. With that in mind, I'm making a few changes to make myself as GM, and my likely player pool, more comfortable with it. ffutures has kindly given me permission to blog about what I'm doing. So... more in future posts. Unless I forget.


Posted by: It's my brain and I'll do what I like in it (pink_weasel)
Posted at: February 11th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)

It makes sense to me that you've brought the figures. But you've painted them ALL? And you're actually going to play a game with them?? That's wrong. You should paint them then line them all up on the floor and look at them. Then put them away for a bit. Poor confused man you are.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: February 11th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Crazy or smart?

No, I've painted less than half, I'm proudashamed to say.

I have also been known to pick them up, look at them, and put them away again. A lot. Er... I have a feeling I've admitted too much. I'm going to go away now...

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