Welcome to the devlog of the SKALD Roleplaying System!
What is the SKALD Roleplaying System you ask? Well, it’s essentially three things:
- A set of RPG rules usable for pen-and-paper as well computer RPGs.
- A game engine for making gamebooks, interactive fiction and text-heavy roleplaying games.
- The games published using the SKALD engine.
The system is being developed by Scape-IT and is a passion project born out of a long standing love for all things roleplaying.
So what is a skald?
The skald was a norse warrior poet during the scandinavian viking- and middle ages. Skalds would serve at the courts of viking chieftains where they composed and performed epic poems retelleing the heroic deeds of their patron.
In other words, a skald tells epic stories about heroic deeds. Not a bad name for a RPG system if you ask me!
The Current State of the Project
At this stage, the first order of business is to complete the SKALD game engine. Currently the engine is is in pre-alpha but I hope to have a beta of the engine and a playable gamebook ready during the spring of 2018. The SKALD engine is being developed in Unity-3d.
This website will serve as the devlog for the SKALD project and I’ll try to post once a week on subjects related to the delopment process of the game engine, the rules system, world building and gamebooks themselves.
Have any questions or comments? Get in touch!
See you around!