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I am also working on a real-time boardgame called Space Race.  But if a publisher wanted to retheme it to trading in the East Indies, it could be Spice Rice.  Or if it was about faking woodworking, it could be Spruce Ruse.  Or about waking up your husband or wife, it could be Spouse Rouse.  The possibilities are endless.
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+Kirt Dankmyer A fully armed and operational coffee maker?
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Just finished the main scenario for Space Station Omega.  I am insufferably pleased with myself.  Still need to write the notes, the special rules, and the extra angst, but I really like a specific turn of phrase in the scenario.  (It is very spoilery though and is kinda lame out of context so I'm not sharing it here).
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Best to send feedback directly to Mike now.
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Space Station Omega is turning out to be more complicated than I originally thought.  Apparently at some point I realized that I could use challenges to effect change in the environment, not just choose if someone dies or not.  I'm ok with this so far, but I don't want to make it a habit.  I think there will be two instances of this in SSO, and that's probably the maximum I'd want to put in a scenario.
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In which I amuse myself with my own writing taken out of context.  "It’s fine to talk about how you were mauled by a dog as a child..."
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Tegan will be putting the May event up later today. We'll be gathering on May 9th. She'll be hunting down a game for us to play. June's event will be on the 20th and July 18th is the date for July's event. If you want to run anything on any of those days, let me know.
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Going to see if any of those work. 
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I will not be at the April event, but it will be held Saturday, April 18 at 6:00pm
15117 Joshua Tree Road, North Potomac, MD 20878

The specific larp is to be determined.
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#Agrandiosedisaster    OK, the first draft of Space Station Omega is completely done (extra angst and all).  Next up is to incorporate the feedback +Philip Kelley sent me about the Chicago run and then I have a special post-Apocalyptic scenario to write.  Then I really need to work on the "how to write your own scenarios" bit of the rules.

My eventual plan is to have 5-7 scenarios ready with the book, kickstart some funding to get a good artist, layout person and editor, and then release it for sale on Drive Thru RPG.  Dunno if that will happen, but that's the plan.
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AGD is running right now in Chicago. They are live texting me as it happens.
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Yesterday I started work on the second scenario for A Grandiose Disaster, Space Station Omega.  It uses a new mechanic which I'm calling "Split the Party." 

As you may know, AGD is a game on the rails.  Your choices are not "what do we do next," but rather "who survives to go on."  Split the Party allows the group to split into two parts each with their own scenes and rails to ride.  Hopefully this will give the players more angst filled decisions and a smaller number of people in the scenes to allow for more spotlight.

The next advanced mechanic I want to use is called "Choose your own misadventure," and allows the players a bit more agency on which path they want to take.  It's like a choose your own adventure book, "if you decide to do X go to scene 4 otherwise go to scene 5"  There will still be an overall path, but the players will get to choose variations.  This might lead to scenarios that are just too complex, so we'll see.  That's what playtesting is for, right?

I hope to playtest the second scenario in the August LARP of the Month.

The third AGD Scenario will almost certainly be a post-apocolyptic scenario written for a Larp Outreach group.  It'll probably be a basic scenario without any of those fancy mechanics.   But then I need to get back on track to write the rest of the scenarios for Intercon. 

I also need to finish up the core rulebook.  I finished the "how to run" parts, but I also want to write up how to write your own scenarios, including not just formatting but design philosophy.

Also, I'm in a show, and have a board game and a card game to work on for two different publishers.  Also, Meteor will be in stores on June 2nd.  Also, I have a day job.
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Yeah what +Cinnamon Bunny said.  Several of us had a fairly long chat after the game with her taking notes, anything I'd think to write here is likely covered there.  
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My copies of Meteor arrived today!  Thanks Mayday Games!
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I haven't spoken much about AGD lately.  Other projects have occupied my mind and my time.  Such is life.  However, I'm back at it this week with a vengeance.  There are hopefully going to be two runs in May -- one at Camp Nerdly by +Cinnamon Bunny and one at Tapas de Larpas in Chicago.  I have (practically) finished writing the rules, but I really want to get the roleplaying tips done before I send it out.  I think following the roleplaying tips will make the difference between it being a good game and a great game.
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#agrandiosedisaster   It pleased me to write this:  "Warning: do not actually drop chairs on people.  That’s what open-cell foam is for."
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That's stupid.  Why would I drop chairs on open-cell foam?
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I listen to geeky music.  I program computers.  I do improv comedy.  I am an award winning live action roleplaying game author.  I own a fiji mermaid.
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