Monday, October 4, 2010

“Empire of Bone” Project

EoB_Skull_Icon “Empire of Bone” is the working name for my bit of personal game writing. It’s a project I starting half a decade ago for Savage Worlds and have recently been prompted to finish to get published. The gist of it goes something like this:

“Welcome to the Empire of Bone, a land of Victorian necropoleis where death walks hand-in-hand with the living. Skeleton chimney-sweeps clean the sooty furnace stacks of the factories where zombies toil many a mindless hour. Reanimators work in fetid labs manufacturing bizarre creations brought to life by the strength of their necro-science. Nobles both living and dead ride in silver-filigreed carriages drawn by bony horses, while necromancers in their long black frockcoats scurry to their lodges to practice their mastery of death magicks. The dark-robed priests of the Black Church keep watch over all, protecting the welfare of the many souls within the Empire. This is a place where death is only the beginning of your existence... welcome home!”

That’s the introductory paragraph for the game - now to get the rest of it done. I’m got multiple sections done in varying stages of completeness – now I just need to flesh it out some more and pull it all together into a cohesive whole. Once I get a bit more meat on the bones of this (so to speak) I’ll be looking for proofreaders and playtesters. Let me know if you’re interested!


  1. I'm totally interested in proof reading and (if possible from this distance) play testing. I loved the early incarnations of this game!

  2. Awesome, Rilla! I'd love to get your opinions on the evolution of the game and your feedback on the gameplay! I'll let you know when it's a better state for review.

  3. Late to the party, but if you do proceed with this I'd be done for play testing for sure.

  4. I'd love to purchase this or something... Is it still "up and about?"