l’ve been working on a 5-year plan of late. It’s an enlightening change of hat to ponder stuff in this temporal scale, when most projects last a far shorter time, and the daily grind is, of course, daily. Most of it involves clients and their accompanying NDAs, so I can’t talk details. There are, however, some really fun board game projects in the offing, and which you will see in due course.
In among the client-related stuff I’ve been planning some of my own projects, the first of which will see the light this year. This is the Old Skool Skirmish game I mentioned earlier. Having pondered my options, I’ve decided to use it as an experiment in self publishing, POD and the like. It’s also a useful test bed to practice some of my rusty layout and art skills on – all of which I will need less rusty for some of the following work.
Plus it’s fun to do 🙂
I’ve not set myself a rigid deadline on this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I’m waiting to hear back from a client about whethe they want particular job done or not. Secondly, I’ve not yet entirely decided on how much I want to include in the book. On the one hand, if I’m being accurate to the period, then I should probably be broad and vague in many areas. On the other hand, that wasn’t always the case, just commonplace, so I could aim to emulate the other end of the spectrum instead. In the end I’ll just do what I think works best as a game overall. The nostalgia side of things is there as a guide and an amusement rather than a strait jacket.
Naturally I’ll be posting more as I get closer. For the moment just know that it’s in the offing, and that the first wave of testing copies are being sent out in a fortnight. So it’s coming along 🙂