Continuing the theme of what’s currently going on with my thinking for various projects, what’s going on with the Old Crown?
Not much, it turns out.
The biggest development was me changing the map around a bit more. It made less sense for the home of the Wildfolk, who are part plant, to be in a northern tundra than in a nominally temperate/tropical location, so I switched things around a bit. Now the swamplands to the south of the Old Crown are to the north, and so on.
It doesn’t really change much.
I think if I run the setting again, I’ll be steering clear of using any D&D rules. I’m more inclined towards FATE Accelerated or FATE Core, or possibly Cortex or Gumshoe, though I’d need to actually look more at the rules of that last one.
FATE Accelerated is nice and accessible and seems to do most of what I want, but the different organisations might be harder to model. That’s part of the problem I had when I was looking at Cortex a few years ago.
I could probably make the thing work fine with FATE Core, though I might end up using a version of the skill groups from Atomic Robo. I liked how they fit pretty neatly with some of the ideas for racial and organisational character abilities. I plan on tinkering a bit.
Though that would be easier if I’d actually played some Atomic Robo.
Will I ever pull the whole thing together and actually run more than one or two sessions? I’m eternally hopeful. I think it needs a little bit of streamlining, which I might manage to do at some point.
After Ginnungagap. And FATEPunk. Or more likely, at the same time as.
I really need to finish a project.