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2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:31 am
by Evil Scientist
So, this is on. I've decided to give it a swing and design a 24h RPG! Starting 20 minutes before this post.

The theme is "Meeting Strangers".

I did some brainstorming while eating lunch... "Strangers"... My first association was that staple western line: "we don't like strangers here". Backroads, Americana, dust, sleepy towns. Meeting a stranger is not equal to getting to know a stranger. When you are meeting a stranger, the stranger is meeting a stranger (you) as well. This was the general cloud of ideas that came to me.

So, my game will be about a road trip, tinted in existential Sundance colours, influenced by "The Straight Story", and aimed at players who are really into roleplaying and GMs who really like to flesh out NPCs (these two groups sometimes overlap, I guess). It will include a single "protagonist", shared narration, etc. We'll see how that works out.
"Empty Roads" is a WIP title, but I might as well stick with it.

GO.

This is the game I want to play, so the best choice is to make it.

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:19 am
by Evil Scientist
A few hundred words in, done with the intro, cleared up the concept. A little pretentious indie game is taking shape :mrgreen:

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What do you think? Is it okay to use an A5 paper size format?

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:37 am
by Onix
I am in America, and am ignorant of this A5 you speak of. Even if I can simply look up the size . . .

Do you mean for the picture or the game?

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:42 am
by Evil Scientist
Yeah, thought that it might be a problem :mrgreen: I mean formatting the whole document. A5 is basically a half letter sized paper. Vertical, of course.

The text just looks better in a smaller format.

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:52 am
by kylesgames
Evil Scientist wrote:A few hundred words in, done with the intro, cleared up the concept. A little pretentious indie game is taking shape :mrgreen:

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What do you think? Is it okay to use an A5 paper size format?


Creative typography is fine.

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:30 pm
by Evil Scientist
I might be overdoing the creative typography a bit, but it fits the tone of the game...

~1000 words.

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:55 pm
by Evil Scientist
The main part of the text is done!
I'm taking a break now.
To do: some examples, proofreading, formatting.

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:46 am
by Evil Scientist
Some unforeseen stuff came up and I ran out of time ):
The game is basically ready, and I think I will submit what I have and see where it takes me...

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:14 am
by Evil Scientist

Re: 2015 24h project: Meeting Strangers on "Empty Roads"

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:08 am
by jeSter
I'd really like to try playing this game. Unfortunately, the group I play with shuns anything that lacks dice....