Sunday, July 30, 2006

So Where are Troy's Games?

Heya,

This is sort of another update as to what I’m doing personally. I’d like to update you as to where I am with my upcoming RPGs. I can proudly say that Cutthroat, Hierarchy, Standoff! and The Holmes and Watson Committee are all revised, laid out, and ready to go. So what’s the hold up? Well, I’ve been doing some thinking. I’ve taken a look at how the gaming industry is set up right now. Have a look at what Ken Hite says in this pod cast. This has really resonated with me. Couple that with the fact I'm unable to attend GenCon this year, I’m going to hold off on these products for a few more months. I apologize, but you’ll just have to wait a weeeeeee bit longer. What I’ve got in mind is really cool and I can’t wait to share it with you. But first I need to get to work on my next two projects: Saviours and Ballin’. I’ll give an update on those in a few more weeks and probably work on them openly at The Forge once it’s back up and running. Thanks for your indulgence and I can’t wait to discuss design topics with all of you in the very near future.

Peace,

-Troy

7 comments:

Remi said...

I'm not clear on what part of 'how the market is set up' scared you. Would you mind expanding on that?

Troy_Costisick said...

Heya,

I'm totally not scared. I just see a real opportuity to do something very cool, or at least try. But first, I need to develop some more content. I've got four games ready to go right now, which is impressive, but won't allow me to pull this off the way I want. I think I can do something very unique, but I need a bank of games ready to go before I try. Call it insecurity about my own abilities if you like, but I'm not scared at all by how the market is set up.

Peace,

-Troy

Remi said...

I apologize for saying 'scared', as that's largely outside of the intent of my question.

Let me try to clarify.

I don't see the connection between what you're doing and what Ken Hite was saying about the RPG market (which seemed to be a lot of grousing that the types of games he likes aren't going to be super-profitable for their companies for very much longer). By your own words, how the market is set up is affecting your decision, could you clarify? Why are you holding back your releases?

I'm pursuing this because the meaning of this post is largely opaque to me, but seems like interesting fodder for discussion if it were clarified.

Troy_Costisick said...

Heya,

I've decided to take this to emails for now. I don't want to sound braggadocious. For now, I'll just leave it at "I have a plan." Details to come. :)

Peace,

-Troy

Guy said...

I am also curious!

Red Bull said...
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Red Bull said...

I want to know, too! I realize that you want to keep your cards close to your chest, but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the way the RPG market has developed to this point.

It seems that most of the blogosphere is pessimistic about the financial viability of any traditional RPG these days, and you seem to think that there is an opportunity. Maybe you can expand on the state of the market if not your specific plans?