Tuesday, July 9, 2019

I promise, I've been working! (Ukss update)

Those of you who have been following along with the blog may have noticed that I've been shamefully lax in keeping the Universal Kitchen Sink Setting up to date. It's been stressing me out for months, becoming a bigger and bigger project with each day that I procrastinated. But there's good news - I bit the bullet and just sat down over the last few days and pounded it out. I am now completely current . . .

With the exception of "Swashbuckling" from The Complete Fighter's Handbook. It seemed like a good inclusion at the time, because swashbuckling is super fun, but it's sooo abstract. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it. There's some implied swashbuckling in the Wardens of the Sky section, but that's pretty vague. I thought about arranging a duel between Baron Von Hendricks and Ledaal Kes, but that would be an rpg-crossover fanfic deep cut that would resonate with approximately 3 people in the whole world. Let's just call this an open ticket, okay.

In the future, I hope to keep up with it by adding entries as I read the books, but that's just an aspiration. I don't want to commit myself to anything too rigorous at this point.

Going forward, there is a danger that Ukss might too quickly mutate into its own thing. I found myself tempted, several times, to smooth out details in order to make the entries work better with each other. Ideally, that's where we'll end up, but for now I've still got a couple hundred books left to read and I want to leave the door open to more core ideas.

Anyway, check it out - it was a lot more work than I initially suspected when I proposed this silly idea.

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