My last OOC post has been up for a bit now and a few of you have replied. Shan and I have been keeping tabs on what you're all feeling and after a little bit of chatting we've decided to pitch you all our new idea. This post will cover everything from the future of the game, the future of our slack community, and the ability to continue playing your pups. If you have any questions or thoughts after reading through, feel free to leave them in a comment below.
The Game: I love London Calling, but as I said in my comment on the last post, I'm very aware of the fact that it's had a good run. I read all your comments and people seemed open to the idea of a new game. I pitched an idea in my comment and after mulling it over and talking to Shan about it, we're ready to pull the trigger.
The new game would be set in the Wyldwoods of The Other Side. Pups would simply appear there, having been dragged out of their canon or other games (OCs will still be welcome). Basically, we'd whittle down The Other Side somewhat and drop pups into a more 'survival' sort of game.
Why we like this idea: Everyone starts at the same place, without established homes/workplaces to depend on. People will have to build shelters (or perhaps discover abandoned towns and ruins to live in?), and make new friends, since being dropped into a strange world gives pups an excuse to interact. This isn't some living breathing city full of NPC's, you have each other, and that's it.
For example, if Shan and I were to play Bond and Q in this new game, there would be no MI6 at their back, no missions to go on. They would have to find a new purpose. Perhaps Q would scavenge and invent new tech with things he found. Perhaps Bond would take on a police role or a hunter type role. If Vi were to bring Kersen, he'd no longer have a bar, he'd instead have to find away to convince people to donate blood, or struggle with his morals. The world is a blank slate, and it would be up to us, and our pups, to build something there.
It also gives us an excuse to use magic in plots. Just as we had wild magic in LCRPG, there would be wild magic here. Things from a pup's canon could simply appear, including various enemies and personal items. Whatever floats your boat.
Obviously this is just the start of an idea, and if you all seem keen we will expand on it and hopefully get it launched sometime during the holiday season.
What happens to Slack: Hopefully nothing. If we get a very large influx of new players we might make a new social channel for those who choose not to join the new game, but still want to hang out- If only so they don't feel bombarded by any game chatter that might take over the OOC com. Universally it seemed important to us all that Slack remain intact, and Shan and I will do whatever it takes to preserve that social space for players and friends of players. <3
What happens to your pups: That is 100% up to you. If you have been involved in the game at all in the past year you can either transfer your pup as they are to the new game, or reboot them in the new game. You'll not be asked to submit an app. In fact, if you're in our slack as of right now, you're considered a friend of the game and will not be asked to app any pup you might want to bring. We will also allow you to refer as many friends as you like, and they will only be asked to fill out something similar to our already very short 'transfer' app.
So yeah, this is the future of the game. We're very hopeful we'll see you all move over to the TBA game outlined above. Please comment below if you're interested, and maybe think about friends you might ask to come join. In the next week or so Shan and I will work on getting a much more fleshed out post detailing the new game (maybe even a WIKI), and we will start accepting early transfers from you and your friends.
In the meantime, LCRPG will remain open.
ETA: A big thank you to everyone who replied to the last OOC post I tossed up. Your feedback is what gave Shan and I the confidence to make this post and continue on. <3 You guys are amazing.
ETA 2: We'd also love to hear any ideas you all have for WIKI alternatives.