Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Space Bastards Begins Formal Development

I've started formal development on Space Bastards. Space Bastards is an idea I've been kicking around in my head off and on over the past couple years. I've kept a page or two of notes and ideas over the years, but the project always got put on the back burner for one reason or another, usually because I wanted to spend my writing time on more "serious" projects.

It occurred to me a few days ago that a rules-light "beer and pretzels" game like Space Bastards could be put into working condition pretty quickly. With some help from my fiancee, whose knowledge of both Star Trek and the DSM 5 is proving to be a wellspring of great ideas for the game, I've started "formal development" on this silly game of science fiction misadventures and epic bastardry. This means I have a working outline as opposed to just some random notes. I'm working on the actual writing as the mood strikes me, so the outline is slowly but surely turning into a finished game.

Space Bastards is not my primary focus right now. It's more of a "palate cleanser" for when my mind starts to go a little wonky after writing about demon worshiping cultists, barbarian tribes, the collapse of civilization, radiation sickness, or whatever else I currently consider to be my main projects. Release date? I have no idea. Maybe soon, maybe sometime later. Who knows? I guess I am just a Vague Bastard.

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