As some of you imaginary folks may be aware, I have been writing a Sword & Sorcery game for...well, way too long. I am making a real effort to try and finish this thing at long last. One of the things that stumped me for a while was whether or not to put a setting into the game. I'm more interested in making a game that plays the genre than I am in making yet another gaming world. But I've come around to the idea that I need at least a little setting in the game; people just seem to expect it. It will not take up much space and will be more a series of suggestive brush-strokes than another exercise in sub-Tolkienian world-building.
I'm now at the end of grappling about what this setting will be. I was strongly playing with the idea of doing a version of Atlantis, based on Kuttner's Elak and SM Secchi's Antediluvian Age. But I am now leaning strongly toward continuing the Age of Cain setting that barely peaks it's head out of the current rules-draft. I think I can hit all the delightful S&S tropes with it--bronze swords, decadent city-states, demons, demons,and more demons--while also having something just a little distinct.
So, for now, this blog is going to turn from Hypernotus to the Enochian Age. I should be posting some thoughts soon.