They say it takes 40 days to form a new habit. *They* also say 21 days, 1000 days and a lot inbetween. But 40 Days sounds like long enough to be challenging, but short enough to be manageable.
Inspired by the 40 Days of Dating project I got to wondering what I would like to do for 40 days solid (and be public about doing it). Well obviously the answer is role playing and I got to thinking how I would also like to spend 40 days creating and role-playing in a shared world. So along with with Admiral Rabalias and Black Rat I will be committing to a tweets worth of role-playing related content every day for 40 days from 7th September 2013. We will be running the project over on G+ in a specially created community here.
We have drawn inspiration from games like Microscope and Archipelago II for a shared world creation system but also left ideas for character creation and scenes fluid to allow us to experiment with the format. I have no doubt we will be using the opportunity to micro play test bits of system we have been toying with for a while. I can’t say a great deal more as we haven’t formally started yet but there are already a few posts up discussing rules and admin.
The one thing I can say is that we have chosen a genre of Star-Spanning Cyberpunk.
Please drop by, have a look at the project and read the post on public participation here.
A tweet might not seem very much and I am hoping I’ll write a lot more than that but at the moment my days are erratic, sometimes I have lots of time and sometime my laptop gets soaked in baby vomit and I have to let it dry out.