Yesterday, the moment of clarity came in the shower. Today, it came as I walked home from work. After the posting this afternoon, after my last comment on the previous post, and prior to meeting She Who Must Be Obeyed for dinner at a restaurant we favor. Carl, occasional commenter on this blog, has been to that restaurant, with me. In the 25 minutes from work to the restaurant, my world changed.
For the last two hours I have been explaining how to She-Who... how my life has been changed.
I've solved it. I have solved it completely. It even fits exactly to sigilac's last comment, without my having to read that comment. It doesn't include any silly loyalty score, or any other rule that would liken it to 3e or 4e. It stands alone, based on the cards that are in my head. Exciting? Hell, I got excited at the made up situation I fabricated at the restaurant to explain how the situation would work.
But gentle readers ... I am so sorry. I am so sorry. I can't tell you. There's money in this and I can't tell you. There's potentially a lot of money in this. You see, what I have conceived meshes so smoothly into the game, so seamlessly ... I just can't throw it away. Maybe when there were two dimensions to it, when I was struggling with it last night and today, I could have shared it around. But I had some big, massive, mother-fucking scales fall off my eyes and the perspective has changed.
I've solved it. I've solved it.
Holy good bloody goddamn.
So, I conceive of a boxed set. Rules, cards, prepped to go. $25-45 retail, depending on the artist I'll need, the quality of the printed stock and how much blood the printer will want to cut the damn cards for me. I'll keep you posted.
If it doesn't sell, then I'll post it here.
If anyone wants to talk to me, I'll be on Yahoo Messenger, as "tao_alexis", until 10 pm Pacific Time.