The public playtest materials for our FitD game are dropping on itch.io in 26 hours. I wanted to thank everyone here for their insight over the last few months as this all came together. Making a FitD game is a lot more work than I expected, but also extremely rewarding.
There is still a lot for my writing partner and I to do, detailing out 20 more factions and finishing up 5 more Grimoires while working with artists, models and a graphic designer. It’s all been a ton of fun.
Preliminary playtesting is going great. People like the way Fae Bargains interact with the flow of the game and enjoy the tense moment before making a Wyld Magic roll!
There’s a fun poll over on reddit about the first five grimoires and a link to where the playtest files will be available (free): https://www.reddit.com/r/bladesinthedark/comments/nbjcje/children_of_midnight_public_playtest_starts/
Anyway, thanks to @monkeyEcho for showing me how it was done with your excellent hack, A Fistful of Darkness. Thanks @stras for showing me how to GM FitD games in the excellent Stardancer actual play. Thank you @Sean for your continued guidance with EvilHat. Most of all, thank you @John_Harper for this wonderful narrative system that keeps on giving (and thanks for introducing me to The Doubleclicks, they rock)!
If anyone from this community ends up playing the playtest please contact me here or firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback. I greatly value your opinions and want to make sure that this is the best game it can be with your help.