Monday, March 18, 2013

Indie Creator's Night


The blog's gotten pretty quiet this month. To give you all a peek behind the curtain, the outward silence is because we're running around with our hair on fire because we were able to get a table at Dragon's Lair's "Indie Creator Night" to demo Hot Springs Island.

The event will be March 28th at 7:00pm in Dragon's Lair's brand spankin' new location on Anderson Lane here in Austin (same strip center as Terra Toys, Conan's Pizza, and a damn good Pho restaurant who's name escapes me at the moment).

The event is 5 hours long, and we're planning to start a new game at the top of each hour using pre-generated characters and the Pathfinder ruleset (wanted to use DCC, but just haven't had time to localize creatures for it. One day... one day that belt buckle will be mine). As each session begins, the party for that hour will begin at a random location on Hot Springs (shipwreck) and will be able to hexcrawl to their hearts content for the next real world hour, or 48 hours of in-game time. As people die, we plan to sub in people off the waitlist/backlog list, but we'll see how it works. It may be madness. =)

Since in-game play time will be limited to 48 hours, we're thinking we need to call this something like "A weekend on Hot Springs Island" or "[Party Name's] Killer Weekend", and then use this same 48 hours format as we really ramp up the play testing. It seems like a long enough period to do a good deal of stuff, but still short enough that we can capture play logs. We shall see....

If you're in Austin and would like to stop by Dragon's Lair on March 28th at 7:00pm, we'd love to show off what we've been working on! We're also planning on having some freebies to hand out, some stickers, and some t-shirts with the bitchin' Hot Springs Island logo on them.

If you'd like to reserve a spot at the table, please email swordfishislands AT gmail and we'll get you in a time slot!

Quizzical Svarku is wondering what all these peasants are doing on his island


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