So, I’ve run more silent than usual of late, but there’s a good reason for it.
Evil Hat kicked off the Fate Core kickstarter a little while back, and it’s doing well. Really, really well. And part of that doing well has resulted in a number of stretch goals which are keeping me busy. For starters, I’ve been writing the magic systems for the toolkit. The target for that was 10,000 words, and as of last edit it’s a little north of 17,000. That sounds good until you realize how much stuff I couldn’t put in it. There are five magic systems in there, and I had to leave out several others for reasons of space. They’ll probably see the light of day someday, though. I’ve also been doing a lot of random writing of ideas for the rest of the toolkit – interesting things to do with skills, aspects, stunts and other stuff. I’m also very excited to be working with Clark Valentine to help him produce the Fate Accelerated Edition.
All of which is to say, that most of my wordcount is going down the FATE tunnel for the moment, and will be for a little bit. I’ll be back once that slows down a little, but for the moment that’s the big priority, and I thank you for your patience.
It is most excellent to see you back in the saddle, sir.
I’ve been having such a draining work week that I looked at the latest Kickstarter update about the magic systems doc being released for backers today, thought, “Oh, awesome,” and completely failed to make any link back to you and this blog, even though you’re mentioned, by name, in the update. I’m about to check it out, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s in there.
Rock on Rob! I just finished reading the magic toolkit draft, I loved it! The guidance combined with the examples allowed me to come up with the system I was looking for, and its better than I’d hoped it could be! Basically I’m taking the storm system and turning it into faerie magic by replacing the elements with the seasons. Fun times!