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29 October, 2012

Procrastinating on Fun

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Obdormio @ 00:00

I’ve pretty much decided to try this online game idea. However, I also know that I don’t really have the time for the start-up yet – life’s a bit hectic at the moment. The result is that I still putter around with the idea, but not with the parts that actually matter.

See, all the important stuff from here on will depend largely on the players, should I find any, so until I’m ready to go looking, I can’t very well do much of the real work. So, in a characteristic move, I obsess over needless details. Except, in my head they’re obviously not needless. If I’m aiming to run a campaign focused mostly on a sea voyage, I want to know which sail I’m talking about when one of them catches fire.

I’ve been puttering around with the details of this ship for a couple of weeks now. I made a little floor plan, gridded out should combat arise, based on some other ship maps I found. I’m pretty pleased with the results, so long as I don’t think too closely about the scale.

Ship plans

Sail plan

So, yes, I’m procrastinating on something that is supposed to just be fun. That’s the level of procrastination I rise to.


  1. A sail is going to catch fire? You need to spoiler tag this kind of stuff! Now I need to find an excuse for Jed to learn some kind of water-spell!

    Comment by Loki Aesir — 29 October, 2012 @ 08:59

  2. I don’t know if it will or not, but it seems like a likely peril.

    Comment by Obdormio — 29 October, 2012 @ 17:15

  3. Can I play if you do do this? Just send me a message when you’re ready and I’ll join in a jiffy.

    Comment by David — 1 November, 2012 @ 13:19

  4. Absolutely, you can. I’ll let you know if/when it happens. Are you still on the little heart e-mail?

    Comment by Obdormio — 4 November, 2012 @ 12:48

  5. Wahoo! Looking forward to it! Yep, that’s still my email. :D

    Comment by David — 4 November, 2012 @ 21:25

  6. Could I potentially join, without knowing the names of all the sails? I have read Moby Dick, that should count for something…

    Comment by Anneluren — 22 November, 2012 @ 18:32

  7. The only one who needs to know the names of the sails is the GM!

    Comment by Obdormio — 23 November, 2012 @ 19:05

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