04 March 2013

Yer Lordship

I don't really feel like writing today, and I haven't for a minute, so I'll just say what's up and then go: I've been writing a game about being Lord of All You Survey based on the very vague idea that you're "supposed to" start building castles and raise armies when you get high enough level.

That and the fact that there have never been very good guidelines for doing so. The vast majority of information concerns what monsters to bonk and what kind of neato powers you've got that enable you to steal ever increasing amounts of loot that you can't spend on anything reasonable because magic item shops are stupid, or on books detailing somebody's generic homebrew world that's a pale imitation of Eberron, Greyhawk, Dragonlance, Ravenloft, or whatever 4th edition's world is called.


I've been doing a lot of research on farms and milling and bakeries and ancient logging techniques, and it's honestly extremely interesting and I hope that the information that I glean will make for a decently granular simulation. Time will tell!


  1. Sounds interesting to me. And if you ever find yourself struggling to write what you want to, just follow the advice of Warren Ellis, and write any damned thing. Sometimes it tricks the brain into writing about the intended subject after all, other times, what you end up writing ends up being pretty sweet. Worst comes to worst, you can always just delete, and know that the day is probably best spent balancing things on a sleeping cat...

  2. That reminds me of a game we once played where all the players were sons of a King, each with his own little fief, and going from there. It was great fun, with rough and ready rules ... alas we only played one session, but definitely fun.