Copperhead County is my FitD game of organized crime, public corruption, politics, history, culture, and capital in the 201x-era American South. In it, you play a crew of outlaws who attempt to get rich, American-style, while surviving against the competition, the authorities, and their own hellbound ambitions. RIYL: The Wire, Better Call Saul, etc.
The game has been on Early Access on Itch.io for almost a year and is currently in its 5th EA update. Work on CC has gone in fits and starts since the Blades Kickstarter, been more serious lately, and over the years it’s been extensively developed, playtested, and polished. The current game contains: six new PC playbooks; three new crew playbooks; a full original setting and factions; player and GM guidance; a stand-alone, quick-start heist module; changes large and small to the FitD core (a revamped Claims, Turf, and Tier system, a revamped Injury system, a revamped Entanglements system, a revamped approach to planning, plus many other things to fit the genre, streamline the game, and support open-ended, campaign-oriented play).
What’s next: I want to move the game out of “Early Access” and into a slightly different “pre-release” period. The EA game docs have been in a Quickstart-type format which the game has outgrown in the last couple of updates. All of that content is being moved over into a semi-final book format layout, which will also include further systems text so the pre-release book is standalone and does not require the FitD SRD or previous systems knowledge. I’ve made some other small edits while working on this and might still push out one last EA update, just so everyone can enjoy a few quality-of-life changes while I slog through the grim labor of writing chapters about how dice work.
When that’s done, I want to do a recorded Hangouts game or two, or maybe a short campaign. Then finish editing and polishing for a putative final digital release. Afterwards, there are some supplements I’d like to do, but whether those happen, or whether the game makes it into print, etc, depend on the interest level in the PDF game.
I’ll update this thread as development continues, and in the meantime, this is the most official place to post about Copperhead County in general!