Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dust Watch: Dabble And Dip

Dust Watch is a game that attempts to emulate a classic D&D experience for a solo adventure as well as a party-based adventure, and part of this will be obvious from the game design.

Unlike pretty much all of the D&D mechanics-modeling video games, Dust Watch is a solo endeavor-one does not encounter companions, because the Watchmen are too few and desperate to send a whole team for every last thing.

In this way, Dust Watch draws inspirations more from roguelikes-the player has to have a way to do everything in a single character. A locked door may require a Stealth roll (Stealth doubles as the general larceny skill), but it could also be opened with a Hardiness check. Continue reading

We’re Back!

Sorry about disappearing for a while, I went on an unplanned hiatus due to school, but I should be able to contribute more regularly for at least the next couple months.

  • Here’s the stuff I’m working on:

Dust Watch (I decided to switch the focus over to being an old-school d20 game [albeit on a homebrew system]) on StoryNexus as well as in a standalone tabletop format. The two will be compatible.

Rise of the Tenno, a Warframe fan-game that is a test of an experimental die system as well as being a really interesting experiment in combining influences from a ton of games, both simulation and action focused, into a single coherent game. (For those who don’t know, Warframe’s a free-to-play MMOFPS with space ninjas.)

  • Stuff that’s been temporarily or permanently put on hold:

1-800 Regime Change (This one’s temporary, I want the experience from simpler projects before getting back into some of the more technically demanding things here.)

Orchestra on StoryNexus (This one is permanent-ish; I’ve decided that Orchestra is an example of stuff growing too far away from both what the platform supports and the original design decisions-it’s still hovering up there, but it’s not going to be quite as major.

  • One last thing:

I’ve started working in Blender on a variety of things; feel free to check back here from time to time to get a glimpse at it, or you can follow me on my YouTube channel.

Here’s the url to get to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kaw19atlas