The 10 Things You Can Do With A Bag Full Of Snakes

…that’s a large bag, not a small one

Hey, you! Voting on This Poll closes at about 4:00 pm PST, so if you haven’t voted, do it now, please.

In writing news, I do believe I have recharged my dilithium crystals, since last night, I knocked out just shy of a thousand words of an RPG setting. Add that to this mornings 450 words of a TOON piece that I’m gonna submit to Pyramid and I’m feeling pretty much the writer. The in debt, unemployed, gotta earn some fucking money kind of writer.

Speaking of the above RPG setting, three points…

1: This will be pure setting. No rules whatsoever. (well, no rules written by me. if a game company wanted to buy it and add their rules, I wouldn’t bitch…but I wouldn’t do the rules addition, either)

2: Some of you gaming folk on my Friends List will get a peek at this setting. I’ve already made up my list, so don’t go begging:) With luck, I’ll email you something later this week. Naturally, you will be sworn to secrecy, lest I come find you and unleash Hell upon you.

3: I am intrigued by Wofgang Baur’s Open Design project, which won the coveted Diana Jones Award at this past GenCon. The idea of patron’s paying for a writing project and having some control over the finished product seems to be a winner. I would modify the concept somewhat if I were doing it. I’d choose the basic idea and write the bulk in advance, then let the patrons suggest changes/additions before the final polish is applied. Patrons would get the finished product, plus additional bonus material that was exclusively for them. Later…say 6 months to a year…I would float the product to any interested game company, possibly in a slightly different form. Or self publish it, should I lose my mind:)

Hmmm…come to think of it, I could apply the patron concept to pure fiction, too, so that if enough folks paid for, say, a Doc Tempest adventure, I’d write it.

Sweet Dog above, I’m beginning to sound all writery and shit. Urk!

More on all this later, after walking dogs to the park, buying groceries and, yes, writing.

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One comment on “The 10 Things You Can Do With A Bag Full Of Snakes

  1. aota says:

    “Hmmm…come to think of it, I could apply the patron concept to pure fiction, too, so that if enough folks paid for, say, a Doc Tempest adventure, I’d write it.”
    That sounds like what Lawrence Watt-Evans has been doing with his Ethshar books. People want to see them but publishers don’t want to publish an older series so the fans pay up front and its published by a smaller print publisher later. Seems to be working out for him.

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