I am loving the games I am playing lately. The D&D game, though intermittent, is good, solid fun. The Burning Wheel orc game is gearing up towards an epic conclusion in the next few months. The Burning Wheel game with Aaron and Pete is a great way to welcome them both back to Ithaca, not to mention, the game play is fucking keen. Aaron knows BW really solidly and it is a joy to be able to game with Pete again after so many years apart. And the Houses of the Blooded game is going well, with a few new system hiccups (mental note: write about last week’s game) but still solid stuff.
But man, am I growing sick of nobles, lords and swords. I am excited about each game in turn but lawdy, medieval feudalism is driving me nuts a little bit. I think my frustration with it will drive me to write a setting about the transition from a king to a republic, something like Lloyd Alexander’s Westmark trilogy (mental note: finish reading the Westmark trilogy).
To everyone in any of those games, I am not sick of any of those games. I want to keep playing them. I am not punking out or looking for something new and shiny, just venting.
This frustration got together with listening to Richard K. Morgan’s Thirteen on audiobook, reading Christopher Kubasik’s Traveller ala Sorcerer hack and coming up with a science fiction Sorcerer hack of me own, The Solar System’s Demons.
I love the idea of the Solar System as a setting; it tickles me. Between planets and moons and just asteroids or planetoids and so on, it is a rich place.