An RPG Project With My Son

My son has been pestering me for awhile to gamemaster a game of GURPS with him. I’ve decided to create an all-new science-fictional world with him to play in. Recently, we were playing about and came up with a planet orbiting a moderate-sized star(F, G or K class main-sequence) which was itself a distant companion in a multiple system with a neutron star. My son has been playing a lot of Starbound and we’ve been watching a lot of videos of Subnautica, No Man’s Sky, Elite Dangerous and Space Engine explorations. These things could and probably will flavor what we’re making together…

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting the kind of stream-of-consciousness write-ups we’ve created to better understand what we both want out of this world. Then we’ll need to get down to the nitty-gritty game-mechanics stuff. After getting some playing time under our belt, and doing a bit of editing, I may post some game logs or game log-based fiction.

I’m really looking forward to doing some creative work with my son. My daughter isn’t terribly interested in the RPG element, but she does want to help out some with the writing. We’ll see how that goes. Once we get started, she might decide the game looks like fun!

I’ll start posting tomorrow with my initial write-up on the planet. This is all work in progress, so we’ll see how much survives to playtime and beyond.

Thank you for your interest,
The Astrographer

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