Just to let you know that after the last six months of wobbling about OQ I’ve made a firm and positive decision about its future.
Recent interactions with the fans on G+ have shown me that there is still a great love and more importantly from a publisher point of view, demand for new OQ books. Thanks if you had any input on calling me on this one. All I can say I was in a very low place and you prevented me from throwing away 8 years of work, both personal and collaborative.
Taking step back and looking at it that 8 years of work is very strong and something to be proud of. OQ in one form or another has been a consistent steady seller, with a few peaks . So I think we have a market for it 🙂
So my plan in 2016 is to quietly get on with OQ. Monkey and Crypts & Things are my priority, but there’s room for the odd bit of OQ in the pipeline 🙂
First off there will be no OQ3. I may be adding a bit of art to OpenQuest Basics – so its more appealing for direct sales at say UK Games Expo – but that’s as far as tinkering with the main books goes.
OpenQuest Companion – I’ve got a striped down “One Magic System” I wrote for my abortive OQ3 (I had some spare time at the day job before Christmas) and a few other house rules that came out of those writing sessions, which I’ll polish up as start for this book. This will be a slow burner of a book, which I’ll invite contributions to. Its focus will be alternative rules and extra bits of gamey stuff.
I’ll be writing and commissioning new OpenQuest Adventures, both the adventure/setting books and shorter standalone adventures (anything from 10 to 40 pages long).
On a personal note I’ve got lots of little fragments in notebooks of OQ adventures and setting ideas so I’ll be working on pulling those together as a break from Monkey/C&T (which are my MUST do things this coming year).
I’ve also got tentative plans to do a simple OpenQuest Living Campaign for Conventions/Online play – but that’s still formative in my head at the moment.
On the OpenQuest related games front, we’re currently working on a River of Heaven Companion and The Company is coming back into print 🙂
So in summary:
- No new edition in 2016
- New Adventures/Settings
- OpenQuest Companion
So I’m reinvigorated on this one. D100 is in my blood 🙂
If you have any ideas for books, get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OQ is GO!