Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In Need of Professional Help

In more ways than one...Huzzah! *Rimshot*

But seriously folks...

I realized three very important, potentially life-changing things today. I need to make some extra money. I am pretty darn good at drawing and writing. I love role playing games.

Combining these revelations together gives me the feeling that I should put together an RPG of mine own design, make a PDF of it and sell it. I have an idea, some neat concept art just waiting to be finished and the basics of the rules. I should be able to complete this puppy in no time...or so.

What I don't really know is what to do next. I've worked in the gaming industry but only for other people. Where do I start? Do I need to incorporate? How do I host the PDF? I'll look into Lulu later but should I look at it now? I'm good friends with the owner of a chain of FLGS and he'd probably carry my product but that's if I make books at some later point. I think. Help.

I've tried to find info online but a lot of what I see seems to start after square one and I need square one. Heck I need square zero.

Can any direct me to a good source to find this information. And sort of recommendations would be very much appreciated. A free copy of the game to anyone who can assist.

Thanks blog-o-friends! In the upcoming weeks I will reveal more about the project and how its progressing.

Hurray for Capitalism!

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Barking Alien

6 comments:

  1. Adam, I have some thoughts on this. Can you send me an email and I'll reply back? exonautsblog AT gmail D0T com.

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  2. Good luck. It took me three years to get my dream project off the ground. I'd offer some advice, but I can't declare success just yet, so I don't know if my advice is any good.

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  3. You may want to make use of the resources of the Science, Industry & Business Library at Madison & 34th Street. The incredibly hard-working librarians help thousands of people each year find the answers to questions such as yours. If only you knew someone who works there who could help you get started...

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  4. @Doug - Any help you could provide would be much appreciated. Final tally aside, you did it. Its something to be proud of and you definitely know more than me.

    @Chris - Subtle as a grenade in a bowl of oatmeal. If I could get down there during the day (while its open that is) I'll take you up on that.

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  5. I can't offer much in the way of advice, but if you ever need a hand in the art dept. gimmie a yell.

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