Wednesday, January 16, 2008
There are a couple of local game writers and designers who aspire to be published. Whenever I run into them, they usually talk about their game system that they've been working on for the past 10 years, or that they have this idea for a game, etc. Not a lot does something about it however (sounds familiar, aspiring writers?).
One game that didn't fare that fate is Talecraft, a card game designed and distributed locally. You can read the rules here and from the looks of it (I haven't played it), the closest game I can think of is Once Upon a Time. Of course personally, it has that story-teller RPG feel to it, including the element of giving coins to other players.
Anyway, they also have an e-zine, which can be downloaded here and talks about the craft of writing and telling stories. One of the contributors is Dominique Cimafranca.