The types of roleplaying games that I love to play aren’t the kinds of games that are popular. What I want to write and design isn’t the sort of game that sells well. That can be frustrating, frankly. I’m not satisfied just following the zeitgeist, because it’s not creatively satisfying. At the same time, the number of people that are into my weird ideas is relatively small.
The Types of Roleplaying Games That I Love…
This forces me to compromise. Yes, I’m aware that life is all about negotiation, sacrifice, and meeting other people in the middle. What this means is that, for the most part, I’m not playing the kinds of games that I want to play. I’m not making the things that I want to create. When I do, it’s largely ignored and, periodically, just mocked by people who don’t get it.
We should all be able to do what we love. I am grateful that I get to work in this field, and that I can at least let loose with my unorthodox views on this blog. Still, I’d like to have at least one thing that I create that is true to my vision, rather than the demands of the market, get some traction. I’m not looking for fame or awards, just a little bit of validation.
About Dancing Lights Press
Dancing Lights Press publishes story games that embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation. Our print books are affordable, at $10 or less. The 6×9 digest format makes them convenient to carry around. The spotlight belongs on the creativity of the players as they converse and collaborate on plot, worldbuilding, and character development. Roleplaying is an activity, not a book. Our titles are merely part of the delivery system.