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Walkabout began as the Vulpinoid Studios entry for the game design contest Game Chef 2010. The contest is an annual event in which participants are asked to write a game with a certain theme, using three out of four ‘ingredients‘, in 2010 the theme of the contest was Journey, while the ingredients were Edge, Skin, City and Desert. Participants typically have just over a week to construct their games (one work week, bookended by a pair of weekends).

I've enjoyed my experience enough that I'll be continuing to refine my game entry over the next few months. New illustrations will be added to the book, a series of play examples will be added into the text to clarify some of the rules and highlight some of the features of the system. At the time of writing this, the play examples have been written up, and the illustrations exist as a collection of sketches and photomanipulations. I'm just waiting on Game Chef critiques and feedback before I focus my attention on where to really push the design next.

The Game Chef entry will always be available for free on this website. The final product is probably looking at a page count of around 100 to 120 pages, it will be made available as a pdf on the RPGNow web store. If there is enough interest I'll produce some hardcopy versions as well.


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