Meeting of Microscopes
Met with Ping and Mike and briefed them on the microscope game idea, making them the 2nd and 3rd people to get the scoop. There were a bunch of places in the design where I was at a complete dead end, but in the strange alchemy of talk as soon as I started explaining the ideas out loud the answers became completely clear to me (or as Ping put it, learning by teaching).
So the missing bits are filled in — for the moment anyway — which means I can now put my nose to the grindstone and write out a pre-pre-alpha draft so we can actually play the thing. It is still entirely possible it is a bad idea, or more accurately a completely undoable idea. We’ll see.