Whatever Happened to the Kalyr RPG?

A while ago, I started work on a Fudge-based RPG using my science-fantasy Kalyr setting. It got to the point where I had most of the first draft written, and got as far as playtesting it. But there were one of two elements I’ve was never quite 100% happy with. Things have gone so quiet you’re either wondering what happened to it, or else you have no idea what I’m talking about.

Over the past couple of years, Fate has really taken off in a way I hadn’t anticipated when I started work on the game. While Spirit of the Century justifiably won awards back in 2005, the more recent success of games like Diaspora and more recently The Dresden Files RPG have made me realise that what I’ve been trying to do is insufficiently different from an implementation of Fate to be able to justify the game not being a Fate game.

So it’s back to the drawing board. Well, not quite, the setting material doesn’t change, and there are certainly significant parts of the rules chapters I can salvage and rework. The challenge is to find a way to streamline Fate so that it works well in a PBeM context with a much simplified and compressed turn sequence. I’ve got some ideas, so watch this space.

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One Response to Whatever Happened to the Kalyr RPG?

  1. Archangel says:

    I realise that Fate must have some specialist meaning to the RPG community, but as someone who knows nothing about RPGs I’m just enjoying some of your phrases, and trying to conceive what they might mean in a more general context…

    “Fate has really taken off in a way I hadn’t anticipated”
    “The challenge is to find a way to streamline Fate”

    … the mind boggles!