Monday, March 10, 2008

The Fantasy Heartbreaker project - part 1 - Introduction

Ron Edwards, creator of the Sorcerer RPG, suggests that everyone should write a Fantasy Heartbreaker - a way to get it out of their system.

What is a Fantasy Heartbreaker?

In short, a game that sets out to be D&D, but cooler. For a more indepth analysis, see these two essays from Ron Edwards.

Fantasy Heartbreakers
More Fantasy Heartbeakers

The latter essay contains the suggestion that everyone should write their own FHB. On one hand, I'm not sure that it's possible to knowingly write one of these, the whole exercise does feel a bit meta and self-concious. For instance, I've found myself, in attempting to write one, dismissing mechanics for being too modern, which is certainly not a thought that any of writers of a true FHB have had to contend with.

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