Over the last two days I’ve done a little work on my story card project. Although I’m not sure whether or not I want to write up a small book to go with these decks that details possible games to use them for (after all this project has been mainly to create a tool for myself to get rid of those blanks in ideas that occur when I’m too tired to think all together straight, but crave writing). I think if I turn this into a game it really depends on the cost of printing and assembling the game. I do however have a few ideas for both games and writing exercises. If I do make them to a game it would probably be along the lines of group story telling. I am playing with the idea of making it an app, but that is up in the air until I get a Mac to work off of. Anyway, here is a preview of the prototype of the first eight cards.
As you can see I’ve started out with the setting, specifically time. I’m still working out the kinks, but I plan on breaking the cards down into smaller, specific decks such as Setting, Character, Object, Plot, etc… with sub decks within them. I still haven’t worked out the design for the back of the cards, since I’m putting that off until I have a bit better idea of how I’m going to organize the decks.
At the very least this project is filling in a bit of the ache from not having paints at the moment due to being furloughed. It really bites, but I had to put art materials in the luxury box this year. Thank the gods for photoshop, yay! (Yeah, I’m a geek, I know it, get over it).