At this point its unlikely I'll be finished with my OSR, D&D inspired SF game by Saturday. Sad face.
There are a lot of reasons but the primary ones are quite simple:
Real life is a bit busier and more chaotic than I'd hoped this week.
I find myself distracted by projects I'm more interested in.
Deep down I'm just not an Old School guy and while I thought it might be fun to get this vision of an Old School Sci-Fi game that I've had in my head for 25+ years out of there, I realize that its been tucked away in a forgotten box in my mind for a reason. Its an old idea. Its an idea that I don't play with or use anymore. I keep wanting to add skill mechanics, relationship sub systems or special abilities for Aliens that really don't fit the Old School. I see why the games that have come out already (X-Plorers, Terminal Space, Stars Without Number) are built the way they are. A real D&D OSR SF game would suck. And be full of initials apparently.
So am I giving up? No! Never Give Up, Never Surrender! But I'm not going to finish it this week.
I want to get back to working on my person RPG project.
A friend has asked me to run Star Trek! Home sweet home!
I want to try out more Apocalyse World.
Games without limits! Games that evolve. The past is nice but I'm looking forward to the Future!