Some of us have heard very obscure rumors that Luke Crane, creator of Burning Wheel, and Jared Sorensen, creator of octaNe and InSpectres, have been working on a secret effort, dubbed Project Donut. Well, they broke the news on Story Games that Project Donut is FreeMarket, a transhumanist science fiction RPG!
On the one hand, I like the idea of that… A game inspired by Sterling, Stephenson, and Gibson! On the other hand, I’m a little concerned about the tokens/cards they show as part of the game, I personally am not a fan of too much board game/card game in my RPGs. And what’s up with the chick-with-pumpkin art?
Also, bizarrely, this is a game for Hidden City Games, started by Peter Adkison of Wizards of the Coast fame, which is mainly known for producing Bella Sara, the cute-horse game for young girls. Both Crane and Sorensen are senior game designers at Hidden City.
But, I love octaNe and InSpectres, and have heard good things about Burning Wheel, so I am keeping an open mind till we see more! I like the older games Underground and GURPS: Transhuman Space, and am waiting for the perfect RPG implementation of the awesome comic series Transmetropolitan.
If you like the look of Underground, you’ll dig the visual weirdness of FreeMarket. The future is… cyan?
It’s been a year… Is this still on? hiddencitygames.com is down and I haven’t heard anything in a long time…
Check out projectdonut.com for all the info! 🙂
…and it’s now available. For free!
Registered and downloaded! Reading it now.