Monday, January 3, 2011
Returning to Drydock
When I mentioned in my last post that I want to run Star Trek again, I received a surprisingly large and supportive number of comments. Surprising since these comments didn't come from those people who I have previously shown interest in my Star Trek RPG posts but largely 'new faces' as it were.
One commentor, Fred Herman, asked where I'd be running this game and I said that it would most likely be in New Jersey with my NJ crew. Then it hit me after a moment...I have not idea if that's true. I simply want to run Star Trek again. I have not idea if anyone would want to play it. With all the different ideas for games being bounced around by my group(s) these days I don't know if I'll even get the chance to run Star Trek this year.
Honestly though, that would suck. I mean, I'm really looking forward to working on Aliens & Astrobases and my own Project X game. I'm dying to try Fiasco and Apocalypse World. Its been ages since I ran a Mekton game and I wouldn't mind adding some Bliss Stage to that bad boy. I could name a hundred games that I haven't played in a while and new ones I haven't gotten to explore yet. That said...damn I want to run Star Trek.
I think Star Trek is the closest I come to my old school roots. Its my D&D. I played it a lot as a 'kid' (12 and onward) and will still play it at the drop of a hat given the chance. I've mentioned before that its probably the game or at least the setting I've played the most over the years.
I've decided to go back to basics, return to Drydock and really give the idea of running it again the once over. Using my own guidelines as a...er...guideline I suppose...I'm starting to think of how I want to go about doing a new campaign. What era, what ship, what's the theme or focus and that sort of thing.
I'm not sure yet is my answer so far. I haven't decided. Something's cooking up in there though I can feel it...