Today's Agenda – Complete Chapter One
So my personal goal for today is to gather up all of my notes, and my previous drafts and to finish Chapter 1. Here are the contents for Chapter 1:
Chapter 1: The Core Rules
The Ranks Ladder
Power & Vampire Dice
This will be a very quick and easy chapter to finish. My tweaks to what is considered the norm for most Fudge games is only in the areas of the Ranks Ladder and the addition of Power & Vampire dice to the game.
I won’t edit the chapter either. Again, the only goal here is to write that bad first draft. To embrace the fact that it will not be perfect but that it will be something that I can improve only if I write it first.
One step at a time.
I just finished Chapter 1!!! It took a fraction of the time that I suspected that it would, because a lot of it was already written and just needed to be assembled into an organized form.
Reviewing everything that I have from previous attempts to write SinisterForces against what my current outline is for the game I now suspect that the beta will be much shorter than I had originally expected. This is a good thing, in that I’m not focused on quantity nor quality. Completion of the beta is the primary goal here. v1.0 will focus on quality issues, and quantity will come as the game evolves naturally.
It is amazing how a shift in priorities can really help your writing. I’m glad that I lowered my expectations for myself. Keeping realistic goals is a much better approach to this project.