Monday, February 21, 2011

Far Out Space Nut

I still seem to have Science Fiction gaming very much on the brain.

I have taken to downloading Starships & Spacemen, looking over all my ol' Star Frontiers stuff and generally trying to come up with a way to finish my Aliens & Astrobases project.

None of which seems to be getting me anywhere.

I know what I want. I want fast action, blaster battles, exploring weird planets and meeting strange aliens, operating a starship, messing with psychic powers, robots, a little tactical stuff, a little resource management and some fun PC/NPC interactions. Sounds like a typical Adam game but for some reason I can't put my finger on I'm having difficulty locking down the specifics.

One issue is I think my brain is in one mood and my spirit* is in another. I'm in one of those 'I want to try a new game' modes. That or an old game I haven't played before (which is much harder to find than a new one). I also miss my 'Serious Comedy' games. Oh man I miss those. Galaxy Quest, Ghostbusters...See, here's where Hunter Planet would totally rock! Maybe West End Games' 'Men In Black'. Maybe mix InSpectres with Men in Black.

Madness I tell you. Madness.

On a related note, I have big plans for posting in March that revolve around a project I've worked on on-and-off for the better part of 15-20 years. Its nuts and I doubt I can get anyone to play it but I feel its high time I talked about it so expect something very strange in about a week.

It could be that thinking about this side project is distracting me from the now. It could also be that I am secretly a bit scatterbrained and indecisive.

Anyway, Happy President's Day to all and I'm sure I'll post something more meaning meaty later on.

Barking Alien


  1. I know that feeling - fidgeting for something, but not being able to find the exact match.

    I can tell next week will be a real treat.

  2. I am guessing that by the end of next week, my readership will either think I'm an absolute genius or clinically insane. The correct answer is yes. Or fish.

  3. 42. I'm still waiting patiently for A&A. I'm needing a good set of SciFi rules. I'm thinking about picking up FASA Trek based on your posts. We'll see.

  4. Fnord.

    JB - Fasa Trek is great though it is written for TOS and the Movie Era so keep that in mind if you're partial to Ferengi and staff meetings.

    Looking forward to the follow-up to this prologue

  5. 'I doubt I can get anyone to play it':
    You just might be surprised... Try it! It(almost) always works for me! ;-) Still no Modempunk, dangit! 80's Cyberpunk, what's not to love?(Can the players smell 4Chan from there?) It'll get going someday...