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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Cross-Post: GURPSDay Summary and Reflections
Well... nothing especially catches my eye, so let's look back on December. Mostly, it looks like a bunch of 2017 retrospectives. So, yeah, if you want to remember what 2017 meant to a bunch of bloggers, take a look.
Not much to say, I'm working on a Monster Hunter (Capcom, not GURPS) INSPIRED (when I give elevator pitches, I get a lot of surprised reactions when I mention that element x, y, or z is not a carbon copy of the video game mechanics shunted onto a 3d6 roll) setting. Going for a slightly more gloomy and bleak take though, with a goal that I want it to be terrifying to fight superpowered megafauna and glorious to succeed despite the stacked odds. It's kind of a different vein than I have taken in the past; usually I consider my games to be pretty forgiving and "noblebright," but this one is gonna veer more towards... probably "nobledark," or maybe even neutral on the noble-grim scale. So far, I've sorted out most of the rules and options that I want to turn on, I've homebrewed some alchemy rules, written up stats for about 5 boss monsters, and started working on some setting details... so far, this weighs in at 15 pages, and I feel like I am about a little more than halfway done with the foundation. I started off using Monster Hunter kinda as a scaffolding to work around, so now that I am close to "right-sizing" the project, I'm starting to trim out the "fan-art" elements of the book, and might be posting them to this blog in the future. Oh well. Here's hoping to a nice bully free 2018.