Friday, 22 October 2010
I'm working on an RPG [G&G]
Posted by Scott Malthouse
I have very little spare time in my life, but I've decided to use what's left of it to write an RPG; something I've been wanting to do since I was a kid. The working title is currently Gauntlets and Goblins, which I want to be an old school fantasy game but now derived from OGL. I love Labyrinth Lord and its ilk, but that's been done now and I want to create something new. I have some rough mechanics at the moments that borrow from game like World of Darkness, Tunnels and Trolls, Risus and D&D but I've kept them pretty simple so it's easy to pick up and play.
G&G is fantasy, but not D&D fantasy. I'm going for a more Arthurian feel with noble knights and classic sorcerers, whilst making heavy use of British folklore. So creatures you will fight won't be beholders and gelatinous cubes - they'll be a black dogs, hags, goblins, green men, boggarts and brownies. It's going to have a very British feel to it and a big focus on our great countryside.
Right now I have three classes: Knight, Sorcerer and Archer. I am planning two more, but I won't be having different races, so everyone will be human. This is both to keep the game simple and to give a better representation of Britain's mythical history.
I'll keep you updated as I plod on with this. I'm hoping to have it completed by February and put it online to download for free, so even if you hate it you can't complain that you've wasted your money.