Here’s a little look into our first week of idea spamming.
One of these scribbles shows how resources might flow through the game.
In a classic RPG, resources might be gold, items, or maybe time. For shax, we’d love for our central resource to be gossip!
For example, if you’re playing as the bard, you might interact with game characters to get the latest gossip. You then use this gossip as the inspiration for your brilliant plays, through which you gain renown and access to more characters. These new characters then fill you in on more exclusive gossip and the cycle continues.
We also mulled over a lot of other ideas, challenges, and approaches before settling in to make a start on a simple prototype. First thing to do is to test out our gossip machine.
All I’ve managed to do so far is to throw some scenarios and some gossip events together. Long way to go. Sam was churning away at various story snippets we can use to test our concept (she was laughing a lot while writing them so I trust that this is going to be a funny game to build and play).
Now to get some sleep. Mel out.