I am a game designer, trained and experienced but never employed. To that end I decided I'm going to use all that and actually Make a Goddamn Game. So here's what I'm gonna do. I'm going make a blog, and I'm going to post all the progress I make, along with the core rules and so on.
So where do you all come in? Easy, you're exposure, you're word-of mouth advertising (even though I'm not going to charge anything.) When I have functioning rules, you're all welcome to test the out!
Now, the actual Game:
Working Title: Thermal Shock
What is Thermal Shock?
Thermal Shock, or TS for short, is a prototype TTRPG ruleset, primarily created as a means to hone my own game design skills, and to spread awareness of my skills. I also hope to make sure people have fun!
The name is currently a working title, but for now, TS will do.
What do you do in Thermal Shock?
In this game, you and your friends play as pilots of advanced combat vehicles, a giant robot or some similar form of mecha. You and your fellow players serve as a small squad of trained, experienced badasses. Are you Soldiers? Mercenaries or Pirates? Private Security? No matter what you are, you ride in some of the baddest pieces of military hardware around.
- Create a fast, easy to resolve combat rules for cinematic battles
- Allow for extensive customization of player characters and their iconic battle machines
- Develop enough of a compelling world to give players a reason to play Thermal Shock.