Some more thinking about Odyssey from the files of the Wayback Machine, this time from Ian Andrews and myself. Apparently, we thought it was a game back then.
Back in the day, I was involved in the design of a fest lrp game called Odyssey. This is what Ian Andrews and Matt Pennington had to say about designing PvP play into that game...
"But the multiplying brood of the ungodly shall not thrive, nor take deep rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation." Wisdom 4: 3-5 (King James version.) Last night, we had a meeting covering our progress with crew recruitment, and a little more work on the skeleton of the event. We're looking at the... Continue Reading →
"I'll drown you in the malmsey-butt within." The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.3) I promised myself I'd blog the process of developing the game; a promise that didn't last as long as it might have done. However, I do have some drafts - these are verbatim from earlier this year, and mainly... Continue Reading →
But shall we wear these glories for a day? Or shall they last, and we rejoice in them? The Life and Death of Richard the Third (IV.2) Poor form, really... We've had three meetings and not a blog post to record them. I'll get the current state of the game notes from Duncan and stick... Continue Reading →
"I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days." The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.1) Below are some very early thoughts on victory conditions for the different factions and which historical characters we might use - I think this is from Mid-March or thereabouts. Factions and... Continue Reading →
"Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York." The Life and Death of Richard the Third (1.1) I've known Duncan Rowe for years, and early this year something we'd been kicking around for some time crystalised: an educational lrp for his sixth form students, teaching them about the Wars... Continue Reading →
"I personally thought that the War of the Roses trip was probably the best school trip I had ever been on." I've just got back from running a lrp event unlike any other I've been involved in*. Please excuse the purple prose in the next bit - it's from the event pitch and it's a... Continue Reading →
Long live Edward, 4th of that name. Crowned today, 1461. A York, a York! The die is well and truly cast now. Another meeting with Duncan last week, firming up a budget, and getting a list of crew roles together. One for each of the factions we think we'll be using, one for each of... Continue Reading →