Today is a fantastic day. It's still as hot and humid as Satan's balls outside, and I still hate it, but I'm in a fantastic mood at present.
Well, every Monday since training at Carleton went on hiatus, I have been participating in a table top RPG game test. The gaming system was designed by my good friend and one half of the awesome team behind JenEric Designs (Check them out. Do iiiiiiit!), Eric Desmarais.
It's called FADDS, and is a really fantastic gaming system. I hope that it gets published for wider use because this game is fun as f... Hell. Ahem.
Eric, incidentally, is the wonderful human being who did the layout for Human and will also be donating his time and expertise on doing the layout for Sky Road Walker.
I am having the time of my life! This game has been so much fun, and the people I play with are so much fun! Really, like most things in life, it's the people who make it so awesome.
By the by, the character I'm playing is based heavily on a character I wrote in my science fiction novel Skylark. She's a tough merc. with foul mouth and a massive crush on an opera singer named Veronika... (Veronika is played by another member of the group). I have been having so much fun.
And so much epic and ridiculous shit has happened this game... I will be writing it all out after I've moved house and everything is settled. It'll be going up on wattpad.com. And, to tell the truth, if I had the funds, I would turn the events of this game into a YouTube miniseries. It is so funny, with great action, and fantastic characters. All the people playing the game would be offered roles as their characters.... It would be a glorious thing....
Oh the things I would do if I had the funds! Anyone feel like dropping twenty million dollars in my lap? No? Oh well. Le sigh. You know, just as an exercise, I think I'll write up the scripts for a miniseries anyway. It would be a good writing experience in a format I'm a currently unfamiliar with.
In other happy news, the other half of the awesome duo behind JenEric Designs (seriously, would you check them out already?) has some awesome news I must share.
I am so proud of her, by the gods!
It's a game about sex. I will deliberately leave you hanging on this one.
There isn't much to tell about the game yet, but there will be! I promise I will keep you posted on it, mostly because I'm so excited for Jen and I want the world to know about this game.
Jen will be published by Renaissance Press, who do games as well as books.
Speaking of Renaissance Press, they currently have a fantastic game that you can pre-order. Are you or do you know a fan of Jane Austen? They have this amazing game you must get for yourself or the Austen fans in your life. They're up for pre-order, so head here and buy a game... or three.
And back to JenEric Designs, they are currently running a competition, and you should enter. Go here for details.
Alright, I'm done gushing like an idiot. I'm off to do this Welsh lesson for the umpteenth time. I'm struggling with this one guys!