We've all seen those
games on the shelves. Another post-apocalyptic rpg, another hard sci-fi, another high fantasy...only this time the orcs are purple, or whatever minimal cosmetic change was necessary to avoid a copyright lawsuit. You know you could do better with one hand tied behind your back, and now I challenge you to prove it.
Genres are handy things. They provide familiar patterns which people can quickly grasp, but they can also become prisons if followed too closely. This challenge will provide each entrant with a randomly selected genre and 10 days in which to create a roleplaying game that uses that genre, but pushes it in a new direction.
I've been setting up the pages over at wikidot.com
. You'll need to sign up for an account with wikidot to participate. I'm thinking of starting on the 28th.