Ahhhhh…. Alexander and Lee should be stupendously proud of this one. Their game, VURT:the RPG (which I had a small tinkering with, much to their distraction) has been nominated for a ‘Best Game’ award of 2018, meaning it’s up there alongside Blades in the Dark and the Delta Green RPG reboot!
I’m wishing all the best to the team for all the fantastic hard work they’ve put in, on what I know has been a multi-year dream project for them. It might have looked impossible to bring the surreal, postmodern worlds of Jeff Noon to the gaming table – but you guys did it, and in style.
Sometimes in the online writing lark, all of the things happen in no short order and with too little time to do anything but mainline coffee and keep your head down. These last few months have been like that for this writer and my associate comrades…
So, without further ado my Kittlings and newsbeasts, here is my news round-up for all of the things that have been happening in ianland:
Rising Blades is go! Frank West Games, the adorable peeps behind The City of Kings are pleased to publically announce Rising Blades, their next follow-on game set in the same fantasy universe as The City of Kings. It’s a shorter, fast-and-furious game, where players take on the roles of the anti-hero Champions of Vesh! Look-ee, there’s even a press release and everything.
The City of Kings has been at Gen Con 2017! [More photos, Frank!]
And last but certainly not least, Frank West will be delivering the inaugural Board Games Developer session over at EGX this year, so, if you’re free late Sept and are in the Birmingham area, then have a wander over and say hi.
Take a look at one of their pretty sweet playing card perks for the Herald Game (get ’em while you can, folks). Art by the super-talented Tom Rogers.
With much pricking of thumbs and gnashing of teeth, The Novel of Great (and shiny) Worth is over the dead waters of the Middles, and is now racing ahead, with the multiple plot lines starting to bear fruit and tell me what is happening, rather than the other way around*
Bramble Bee, the new kitten in the household, continues to terrorize our other two cats but at least they aren’t freaking out every time they see it.
A mighty shed was erected.
[*This is really a thing that should be talked about, probably; the planting and growing of a novel. At the start there is lots of groundwork. Sinking down plot lines and character motivations, weaving them together into a timeline to make a glorious, chaotic mess – but hopefully, after a while, those shoots start to sprout all by themselves, bearing strange mutant fruit all of their own devising… and that is when you’re into the harvesting stage…]