Nov 23 2010

We interrupt these game poems for a brief announcement.

Hey poem people! Two things.

One: Yes, there are more game poems on the way. I have been terribly remiss in writing and posting, but I assure you that there are some in the pipe, and it’s just a matter of pumping out some more, ready or not. Life has been crazy busy lately with a new job and cons and all that other life stuff, but that’s no excuse. The purpose here is to create consistently, rain or shine, so I’m getting out my umbrella and heading back in.

Two: Part of what I’ve been doing when I haven’t been writing game poems is working on other, normal, “long-form” games. Those of you who know me from the regular Gizmet side have been asking about new board or card games, but I’ve been mostly (mostly!) working on designing and writing a couple of RPGs lately. One of them is generally unannounced, but the other is my entry for the 2010 Game Chef competition, Skin Men. It’s a finalist! But the thing about this year’s contest is, once the finalists are chosen, it’s up to how often a game gets played to decide who wins. This is where you come in, gentle reader. It would please me greatly if you would follow the link to download the playtest bundle, give the game a shot with your local group, post on the contest site to register your interest, and, most importantly, let me know what you think!

Skin Men is certainly unfinished; it needs writing, clarifications, expansion, balancing and testing, but it is 90% playable, and 100% guaranteed to be a good time regardless. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to poke me. And don’t hesitate to play! The contest ends on December 15th, so get your gaming in now!

Thanks, and we now return you to your regularly scheduled game poetry.