Monday, May 31, 2021

End Of An Era

 

UPDATE: Risus has officially been sold to Big Dice Games. 

Get your details here: https://rolltop-indigo.blogspot.com/2021/06/big-dice-games-acquires-risus-anything.html

I will slowly be going through my settings and making minor adjustments to the credit by-lines. 

 

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Whelp, if you have not heard, S. John Ross is selling Risus: The Anything RPG to the highest bidder on the black market. OK, that's not totally correct. He is selling it, though I doubt to the highest bidder, and unfortunately, not on the black market. Which is a shame really.

Details here: https://rolltop-indigo.blogspot.com/2021/05/risus-for-sale.html

This has naturally caused me to re-evaluate what I am doing with Truckee Games. I started 10 years ago in 2011 with an intent to get the various ideas rattling around the ol' skull for decades finally down on paper. I never wanted to be a 'game company'. I just wanted to share, inspire, and have a home for those ideas. I had a notion at the time that Risus could be something great outside the perceived one-shots and humor oriented gaming. If I could show how those rules could be applied to almost well...anything... Risus could generate...I don't know...something important, I guess. 

While I've had almost 50,000 visitors to Truckee Games in this time period, I have heard directly from less people than there are fingers on a hand that they have played, much less read my settings. So on the share, and inspire front, it would appear I have failed. I'm still the only fan generating material at the level I operate at (not implying superiority; I'm talking about mini-documents with a modicum of graphic design, art, etc).

Now that there is a new owner on the horizon, I don't know how they will react to my blatantly offensive settings like Chumahassee County, my skewering of wokeness in Obedience, or that S. John Ross himself gave his blessing to reprint the funky dice rules. I guess I'm just glad I got Scairy Tales out the door before the news hit.

As such, I'm hanging up the CLOSED sign over Truckee Games for now. I'll have to wait and see what becomes of Risus in the next year and whether I want to keep pursuing this notion I started 10 years ago. Perhaps it's just a reset. Perhaps it's a call to close for good. Perhaps it's a new beginning. 

We'll see. 

In the meantime, go to www.cumberlandgames.com, spend some money, and tell S. John Ross, "That's all folks"!


-Brent


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