Astral Frontier Blog

  Frames for Inept Sorcerers

I'm designing a few "campaign frames" for Inept Sorcerers, which provide the game with a more concrete tone and setting.

  PAX Playtesting for Inept Sorcerers

I attended PAX Prime's Games on Demand over the weekend, and both ran and played in games of Inept Sorcerers. Here's a brief rundown of those games, and what I learned.

  Grand Adventure

On the heels of Inept Sorcerers and It Was There, Honest!, I thought I'd take a shot at writing a general-purpose adventure roleplaying game, using the things that resonated most with readers of those games.

  It Was There, Honest!'s Exploration system

I decided to go with the five-rooms approach, to give the game some structure. Based on that, I broke down the five areas, wrote descriptions for each one, and wrote three questions that the AF should try to ask as the kids narrate.

  What setting books would I love to put out?

I've occasionally thought about resurrecting Villains Victorious! or otherwise publishing it in a collected format. My reservations there are practical - to put out a high-quality PDF of the material, I'd want appropriately four-color art.

Similarly, I've got a decently polished sci-fi concept (Song of Eden) and the start of some unconventional urban fantasy (Fairy Soul). I have enough ideas that I could assemble a fantasy universe, but that would take more time.