THanks I feel welcome
My RPG is Gulliver's Trading Company (set in the world of Gulliver's Travels). I spent years compiling notes and writing it. My group did an 8 month playtest and then I released a free beta and...crickets. Without outside playtesting the project is stuck and has been for years.
I see a page for Gulliver's Trading Company
on RPG Geek! I'll have to ask Havard to add you to his Celebrities on The Piazza
It must be a bit frustrating not getting enough feedback to move forward. I met someone this year who was designing niche RPGs and not getting as much feedback as he wanted. I suppose that, if you have a choice between following the herd and cutting your own path, it must be harder to build an audience.
I've tried to take "the long view" with certain things I've been interested in talking about, and have posted some topics here that might be replied to years later. But that's not so easy if you are trying to maintain a workflow. Perhaps there are some specialist interest groups for Gulliver's Travels, where you can go and talk to fans and see if any of them also like RPGs. Then you might have a "captive market" for a few people and they might make the core of a beta-testing team.
You have online tools, like Roll 20 thesedays. So you could find a few people who live in the same timezone as you and play virtual tabletop versions of your games, if you can find people free the same time as you.
Coronoides wrote:I haven't but one day I'll run a planescape grand tour of the planes and spheres which will include outer and inner planes and spheres including CoW, Empire of Petal Throne, Vikings, and Celts.
I'll be interested in any Council of Wyrms topic that involves either Speljammer or Planescape. There is that thing about it being in the past, so that might be a bit tricky to do, if that part of the canon was complied with. (Perhaps Dragon Mountain could be rebooted as a time-travelling mountain that jumps between the ancient CoW era on the CoW world and a modern era on another world.)
There isn't an Empire of Petal Throne forum at The Piazza (yet
), but there is a search tag for it, and the other RPGs set on the same world. You can search for "[Tekumel]" topics
using the search system (and see if any of the topics that have been posted since 2012 are helpful to you).
Coronoides wrote:Will start a few threads in the coming days to cover some of the topics I raised here.
Great. I'll see you around the forums.