What are you working on or looking forward to starting?
Earlier, I posted my New Year's Resolutions. I don't put fitness and financial stuff there, for me that's part of adulting. I can't pay the bills if I don't take care of myself. What I always write down are creative projects for my lists. This is what gives me life.
First off is NaGaDeMon 2019. This main group for this is on Facebook, but you can find bits of it all over game creation space. National Game Developer/Design Month is essentially the NaNoWriMo of game design. I love taking Thanksgiving week off just so I can create or finish a new game project.
I've also got some more specific items on my list. I'm learning/re-learning VB.NET so I can take the old Fire on the Suns Battle Engine that I wrote for Greg Ellis in VB98 and make it run on newer machines. It's solely for Greg since FotS is his creation, but I'm enjoying the challenge of working around the limitations between the two versions.
I want to re-write HymenopTerra, my love letter to Chitin:I that is a solo hex hive crawl. Part of that re-write will be to create new artwork for it.
I wrote It's not my Fortune! for NaGaDeMon 2018 and I want to create some faux tarot cards and improve its layout before putting it up on DriveThruRPG. Future! and Fortune! are both Fate Accelerated quick start tools.
I also plan to create a domino deck and perhaps some more playsets for The Trouble with Rose.
If that's not enough, I want to lay the ground work for two 2020 projects. One of them will be a modular war game engine. I'm looking at Godot (https://godotengine.org/
) as a possible dev tool for that. The other item is something of an internet dare, make a sci-fi game using d12 dice. It's nothing new, Broken Gears is a classic example. But, it is something that tickled my fancy.
Will I complete all of these? Maybe. I'm actually good about hitting the 80% mark on my creative projects from one year to the next. The journey and learning new things is part of the fun for me.
What is your Muse asking of you this year?