Monday, 4 April 2016

High Frontier RPG temporarily on hold

I'm temporarily removed all access to the High Frontier RPG Google doc I've been working in, in direct response to

The current design includes rules for a number of difficult topics which I think the RPG is unavoidably going to raise. I was hoping the RPG community would be mature enough to handle these appropriately, but based on the experiences of the writer of the referenced article, I no longer think that is the case and instead any attempts I make to reify the types of topics that naturally arise when a 4 person crew is sent on a 10 year mission without any other human contact will have a negative outcome.

This article has so badly shaken me, I'm now second guessing the efforts I'm making to put a little more detail in classic TV tropes such as a multi-ethnic crew.

To people who've been waiting to play test this, I would like to apologize. I'm going to have a long think about whether or not I want to continue any efforts with this design and then how to approach or censor the topics I want to handle.