My Current Game Project – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Who is your current character?

But, I don’t have a current character. For that matter, I don’t have a current game in which to play a character. Heck, I’ll go further, I’m not in any game in any capacity at this moment in time, having just come to the close of a year-long Tuesday night campaign.

As this and the next five entries deal with something I don’t have, I thought I would repurpose the response to be about a game project I have circulating in my head, which I won’t have much chance to do anything with for a little while but it’s there nonetheless.

So, the question is: What is your current game project?

The game is Divided Horizons.

It’s a science-fiction game, which is something I haven’t really dabbled with in a long time. While I have created some pocket games with a sci-fi theme, they’ve never been anything more than spin-offs from someone else’s system.

Divided Horizons will be my own thing from the ground up.

It’s a game that (currently) only uses eight-sided dice.

I inserted currently in that sentence because The Dee Sanction used to be a game that used six-sided dice and, well, it isn’t anymore.

The development of DH is something that’s sitting firmly on the sidelines, as I have Cthulhu Hack 2e to finish re-writing and layout for. But, DH sits alongside other games in a collection of playtest material I can tinker with for conventions, run out to fill a game slot, and then take the learning away from to add to a pile of notes.

Piles of notes are good. I have a book and a .txt file. And a phone with a folder of quickly scribbled ideas.

So, Divided Horizons is my current (background) game project.

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