Hello The Gauntlet (Do community members have a special name? ),
This not only my first post here ever but it is also about my very first foray in game design and publishing.
As mentioned in the title of this post, my game is “Paris Gondo - The Life-Saving Magic Inventorying”.
What is this game?
This project is a storytelling GM-less game for 3 to 6 players, designed to be played in a few hours with polyhedral dice and no preparation.
It is comparable to fan-favourites games like Once Upon A Time and The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
This game is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to encumbrance rules and tropes commonly found in our beloved dungeon-crawling tabletop roleplaying games.
The game starts as the Adventurers just defeated their final foes and they discover what wondrous items.
However, before embarking on their journey home, they must decide what to keep or throw away.
If Adventurers hold-on to possessions which “spark joy”, they are likely to feel invigorated and satisfied for the rest of their lives…
…but letting go of less emotionally-charged, often more useful Belongings, might prove to be a deadly mistake on their Journey Home.
What is going on with it?
I am currently running as many online sessions as I can while consolidating the base rules.
My goal is to publish a Quickstart PDF by the end of 2020 ahead of Dragonmeet in London.
Then, I want to expand it with a new play mode and other features into an extended version for a Kickstarter campaign in late 2021/early 2022.
Why post about it here?
Well, I am obviously keen to raise awareness about this game but what I am really after is more people to join my online sessions.
I run weekly sessions (7.30pm BST / 2.30 EST) via the London RPG Community Meetup but more importantly…
…I will be running ELEVEN SESSIONS of the game as part of Origins Online.
It is very exciting but:
- I am anxious about whether players will sign up to these;
- I have very limited experience running games for a convention;
So any advice about the above, help in spreading the word about these sessions or volunteer to join one of my online sessions ahead of Origins would be very very very welcome.