Designer Diary: A New RPG? (01)
Welcome to a new feature from A'n'SR -entertainments, where we talk very openly about creating a new Roleplaying game. We are tentatively calling it -U- the Game of Stories 2nd Edition, but who knows how it will turn out. Let us know what you think via e-mail, facebook, and/or twitter.
Why a New RPG?
Anytime we start thinking about what we want to do in the new year, we take lots of things into consideration. What are we playing a lot of, what do we see others playing that they like, and how successful have we been in the past.
We keep playing a lot of role-playing games and deck-building games. We see people playing lots of different games of choice, mainly whichever niche they enjoy. We keep selling more roleplaying games than other games. Since two out of the three things involve roleplaying games, the answer was really obvious of what to do next: roleplaying games.
Why a 2nd Edition of -U-?
So, why do a new edition of a game that is still selling? A few reasons, really.
For one, the game we have in mind is really an extension of the classic -U-. It has its roots in simplicity, the three core stats, and the idea of using simple terms to give bonuses to those stats.
For two, we really like what we have done with -U-, and want to reuse our stuff again. We want to take the Settings, Setting creation system, and all the books Powered by -U- and put it into one big volume.
And lastly, we want to make a game that more people can use to create their own things for. We are thinking about Creative Commons licensing to do this, but, who knows there may be other ways. However we do it, it would really mean a new game, since the old one was created as protected material.
Next time, we talk about what things are in the game.