As my first six months back in Germany wind down, I finally find some time to breathe – and some time to write. So, it’s time to wrap up some loose ends, and in a quite literary fashion:
Last autumn, I started two Play-By-Post games on RPGCrossing (then known as DnDOnlineAdventures). Predictably enough, the pressure with the new job, and more than anything else, the move from one country to another, was too much, and I eventually had to suspend the games. I considered this quite a pity, because I had elaborated a detailed plot and backstory for the respective scenarios, and, more than anything, because I ran the games for members of The Company of the Maiden. So, when I had to freeze the playtests – because that’s really what the campaigns were supposed to be – I promised my players not only that I would write more acceptable outros than I did then, but also that I would give a thorough discussion of the respective scenarios, and shed a little bit of light on the mysteries they had started, but not finished, to explore.
Of the two campaigns, The Dark Tree and its Seed, and The House of Lost Play, I will discuss the second one first, even though I was started later; the reason being that, for reasons that are quite obvious to those who participated, the content of The Dark Tree will likely not end up in the published book. The House of Lost Play, however, I am currently polishing for an eventual publication. I don’t want to precipitate myself, but it seems likely that The House of Lost Play will either be part of The First Book of Angria, or get published shortly after.
For those not involved with the games, the notes on The Dark Tree and House might still be of interest; they constitute the first real previews for Mordred: Maybe this is not one-on-one, mirrored how the gaming world will end up looking in The First Book of Angria, but the previews are very, very close to it already.
So, I hope you enjoy what will be coming over the next few days and weeks! …And please tell me what you think of it!
Sorry for being so long-winded about things; the next post, likely coming tonight, or tomorrow, will contain fewer preliminaries, and poignantly more crunch!
This is the standard logo I go with these days… Who was the artist again from whose picture I took it? 19th century guy, of course. Winner might get a prize.