Conspiracy! Card-a-Day #1

Card back: Evidence

The current design for the evidence card back.

I’ve decided to start posting bits and pieces from projects I’m working on, starting with a prototype of a card game I’m designing called Conspiracy! (exclamation point for emphasis).  It’s a kind of deck-building, card-matching mashup set in the world of global conspiracies and the conspiracy theorists who attempt to reveal them.

Why do this?  First, it’s fun to share.  Second, I’ve designed enough of these cards to post one per day for over two years.  So … what have I got to lose?

And so … I give you on Day One the card back design for the evidence cards, which will be the vast majority of the cards in the game.

(Disclaimer: this is a game prototype. Most of the images you see are placeholders, either Creative Commons licensed or used uncredited.  The final product will utilize all original art.  No work by others will be used by me in a product for sale without permission and attribution.  Promise!)

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Plotting for epic stories gets muddled fast.  Simple stories with a few characters and a straightforward narrative … eh, well, I don’t write those.  I like massive worlds with large casts of characters and intricate, interweaving arcs.  For this reason, I find timelines useful.  Until recently, however, I had not found … Continue reading

Trying the WordPress/Twitter publicize connection doohickey. Let the magic begin.

Pardon the sawdust

I’m not entirely sold on this WordPress theme.  It’s a little loud and busy.  I like the backgrounds but it’s probably too distracting.

So, I’ll probably be rotating others in and out to test the look of other themes.  Do not be alarmed.  Thank you for your patience.

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