I just sent out the sneak peek of my next game as a reward for the fine folks who backed Kingdom at the Perspective level. If you’re a Perspective backer and you didn’t get the link, let me know.
I usually play my cards pretty close to the vest when it comes to projects I’m working on, so this was a bit of a departure for me. It was actually one of the harder things I’ve written in a while.
And no, I’m not going to reveal any of the details — it wouldn’t be a very special special preview if I blabbed. If you missed the Kickstarter, you’ll have to wait to hear about codename “That Game I Talked About In the Perspective Reward”. Yep, need to work on that codename…
Emerald City Comic Con is coming. Real soon, in fact.
In case you missed it, the last two years have included some epic gaming. We showed up with a flag and a dream and carved a glittering city of gaming out of the untamed wilderness:
2012: Dance the Victory Dance
2013: Snatched from the jaws of defeat
But now it is time to game again and we need brave souls to volunteer to spread the love of the crazy indie story games we adore.
Want to help out? Morgan is heading up the indie gaming area this year. Hit him up.
A long, long time ago, Aaron Allston sent me my very first rejection letter. He did me a huge favor.
Rest In Peace.
A few of the latest and greatest Kingdom games from around the world. Are they playing Kingdom in Korea? The answer is yes.
- Plains Tribes — “Originally I was a little bit worried about how the tribal roleplaying would turn out, whether it would descend into a stereotype-fest a la every Hollywood movie with Indians or faux Indians ever.” I think they nailed it.
- Android Megacorp — No, that link’s not broken: it’s a second game write-up in the same thread as the Plains Tribe. Corporate mergers and unethical uses of technology. “…Power ordered that, if the androids were developed, they would only be used for sex work and not factory labor or security.” Make that unethical and immoral.
- Battleship Orion — AKA the Trouble with AIs. Can you still have a Crisis if you put the whole population into cryogenic storage? Or is that the very definition of a Crisis?
It’s pretty great having Kingdom finished, because I get to play it and have some fun too:
- The Drift — Outcasts and ruffians, the very dregs of society, trying to survive in their make-shift space habitat. Crime, squalor and a little interplanetary blackmail. A great game with a bunch of Kingdom first-timers at Story Games Seattle.
- Eye of Osiris — More Story Games Seattle fun. What’s a sure sign that dabbling in Egyptian mysticism has gotten out of hand? When you look up and see a beetle pushing the sun across the sky. Over New York. And then the hounds of Anubis come looking to weigh your living heart…
If you’ve got a Kingdom game report you want to share, post a link in the comments.
Kingdom is now also available through Indie Press Revolution and Amazon. Amazon is actually out of stock (already) but there are more on the way to their warehouse. And of course you can always buy the book or PDF direct.
Indie Press Revolution distributes to various cool Friendly Local Game Stores, so if you want to see Kingdom on the shelves, let your Friendly Local Game Staff know they should order it. They’re not mind readers: they would love to know what you want them to stock.