So as you can see from the title of this post, and the fact that I have been absent for a while I am still battling my fatigue. But enough of that, let me get to the gaming goodness.
This post, which may ramble as usual, is based off of a question I have been asking myself for a while now.
When does inspiration go to far?
The reason I am asking this is that while I work on my own homebrew RPG system I have noticed that I am taking a number of cues from my favorite system. I know that by itself that isn't a problem, but I worry that I may be going to far and instead of using it for inspiration I am trying to emulate it too much. There are many things I like and dislike about my inspiration and I hope that I am making something my own out of it.
That all being said there are a metric butt-ton of emulators out there for various RPG's. Look at the plethora of OSR products and the slew of OGL games. I guess my self doubt is a bit pointless, but the question is still there. Any thoughts you all may have would be greatly appreciated.
On a related note writing is progressing well on my Invulnerable project. After many internal debates I have settled things and the initial setting book is done writing wise. The NPC's need to be finished, then of course artwork and layout but hopefully that sort of stuff won't take to long. I have decided to release my projects on the Pay What You Want model. This way I can get my thoughts out there for the masses (hah) and if someone enjoys it enough to pay for it then great, if not, well so be it.
Artwork continues on a number of projects which is good, it keeps me busy.
Ok, I am off to work on more system related goodness. I am planning to post the basics of the system here on this blog this weekend at the latest.
As always thanks for your time and keep on Gaming!!