Friday, November 27, 2009

On Deck for 2010

Right now, I'm not working on anything too pressing. I just sent over a first draft of Campaign Components: Firearms to Mark Cathro for his input. That product (and probably the Ley Lines Campaign Component) will both come out some time in the next year for Pathfinder.

In terms of Otherverse America releases, I plan to release a State of the Otherverse Sourcebook detailing the mega-corporation Metamorphosis North in the next month or two. That one I'm working on now, and I expect it to be in the 30-50 page range, shorter than the Coven of Bast release. I wasn't planning to create another faction-splat for Otherverse America for this year but thsi concept sorta snuck up on me. It also is support for Psi-Watch, because I used the same corporation in both settings, in a very similar role both times. I'm actively working on this project right now.

Also look for a short sourcebook detailing the Neverborn player race, which is a pretty major mystery I stuck into the Otherverse Core Book. That's a mystery that will be solved here. The Neverborn splat will dovetail and merge with my plans for a "Traveller Culture" sourcebook... again, not something I really planned but something that just snuck up on me as I was working on the manuscript.

Less tangibly, I have some pretty ambitious plans for our Pathfinder line in 2010. Spurred by a comment here, I'll be revising the Wizard of Shadowfell for Pathfinder, but don't expect just a straight conversion. You could work out that stuff for yourself, after all. I want to do something a bit spicier and set up a whole host of competing 'wizard schools'... basically allowing a Wizard to specialize in a particular style or philosophy of magic with its own advantages and disadvantages, instead of in a specific school of magic. I've got a couple o' ideas in mind.

Second, I want to a Campaign Components: Psionics book for Pathfinder, since that's a currently unexploited niche. How much like Psi-Watch it will be I don't know, but I don't expect it to be too much like the D20 psionics system. I never really liked that system, in any of its incarnations. Right now I'm leaning for something more like eastern myth, Indian culture and chi-summoning kung fu.... not to mention insect hiveminds and wierd alien bio-tech stuff. I've always been more influenced by 80s cartoons.... He-Man and his comrades are my go-to for heroic fantasy more than Tolkien or Moorecock, since I was exposed to them first. This might be my chance to riff on Sectuars a little.... which is a very obscure psi and bio-tech heavy fantasy setting where insect evolved humnaoids mind-merged with giant insect steeds.

Might be fun, and D20 Psionics have alwasys included plenty of bug like races anyhow, like the Dromites and Thri-Keen.... maybe it won't be as jarring or strange as I assume. Anyway, it's something I'll be working on in the back ground for the time being.

Finally, I want to do a project called "Godriders" for Pathfinder fantasy..... Basically take a look at the bizarre, almost animal like living vehicles on the He-Man figures page over to the right side of the screen, combine that with a gameplay idea from the most recent Final Fantasy game I just read about in a videogame mag, where the godlike summon-creatures can transform into vehicles for the heroes to ride, and the kinda-odd way gods, the loa, are percieved in the voodou religion. Should be an interesting project.... I'll probaly sell Godriders as a 20 level core class with lots of feats and related content.

Also, I'll be doing something kind of eye opening with the Otherverse America Core Rulebook in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for it....

CHRIS

1 comment:

sammywise said...

Interesting, ever look at the old Dark space from Rolemaster. Right now I am converting the PSi system from Space Opera to BRP using defaults for level %. Cant wait to see it