A couple weeks ago I went to TempleCon, a sci-fi convention held annually in Warwick, RI. I had a great time and I met some very nice people. TempleCon has a wonderful Steampunk flavor to it. There were costume booths, and a huge room with hundreds of people playing miniatures games. There was music, period dancing, and even period martial arts courses.
I like Steampunk, The artwork, music, and costumes are interesting and fun. The people are intelligent and friendly.
I’d like to do a number of things in the Steampunk genre. I’ve noticed that there aren’t many role-playing games, board games, computer games, comics, short stories, or novels in the steampunk genre — compared to other types of fantasy/science fiction. To be sure, there is some really great stuff out there – just not as much as in other branches of science fiction..
I think it could be a fun arena to work in. So, I’m looking at putting together several areas where I have interests and personal strengths and building a comprehensive Steampunk Universe where I can do all of the above.
So for the next couple of weeks I’m going to gather materials, organize them and begin working on the foundations for a Steampunk role-playing game, a Steampunk board game, and a small Steampunk computer game. In parallel I’ll be doing some short stories to introduce people to the world, and gathering feedback on what people would like to see.
For now, it will be mostly research work, not a lot to show. But, as it progresses I’ll probably modify this site a bit and add things.
Of course, when things do get rolling some of these things will have to be free. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be worth your while to follow along until all your friends were doing it too. I like getting free stuff and I actually enjoy giving free stuff away. So, expect to get some neat swag as I build.
You can drop ideas and comments here if you would like.
That’s enough for now. I should have more to say later in the week.