Introducing Rockalypse

All our shows are secret shows.

-Kim Pine, Sex Bobomb

Mentioning a project on the internet is one of the ways that I commit to doing it. With that in mind, I would like to announce that work is underway on my first major RPG project outside of Steamscapes.

Rockalypse (working title) is the post-apocalyptic game of musical adventuring. It will be powered by Fate Core and will use the full advantages of that system. There will be no physical combat whatsoever – all conflict will be resolved by how hard you rock.

I have already started developing the game, but I am going to save the details for later. For now, I’ll just leave you with a short list of influences so you can get a taste of where I’m going with this:

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Tank Girl
  • FLCL
  • Six String Samurai
  • Brutal Legend
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension


That’s all very well! But finally, after years of stagnation, the TV people have woken up to the need for locally-based minority programs! Made by amateurs! And perhaps of interest only to two or three people! It’s important, right? It’s now! And I want to watch!

-Rik Mayall, “The Young Ones”

This is – at least for the time being – the home of my new writer’s blog. This is where I will post all of my thoughts about writing that don’t necessarily follow a specific product line (like Steamscapes) or that discuss projects that are still in the embryo stages and may not be ready for the primetime marketing push of an official website. I may also discuss theatre, gaming, education, and other topics of interest to me, but always at least partially through the lens of writing.

You are welcome to comment, of course, though honestly I don’t expect a lot of general traffic here. More likely I will post things so I can refer to them later. If you’ve come here from one of those references, feel free to poke around the random pile of thoughts, or just hightail it to more interesting corners of the internet.