If you find this blog you are probably interested in Jane Austen or Pride and Prejudice, or maybe the Lizzie Bennet Diaries or tabletop games. I’m a huge P&P fan and for a while thought about delving into writing one of those awesome spin off books (which I still might do) but instead I got the idea for creating a game instead.
I’ve been working on this game for a year or so now, more heavily during the summers when my brian power isn’t as taken up by teaching or music or other work related things. It has undergone many revisions but is getting very close to completion. We are in the final round of play-testing and I’m anticipating that we will make only minor changes to a few of the cards or the rules.
I have always enjoyed playing games but this is my first time designing one. I thought the competitive nature of finding a eligible and wealthy husband in the Regency was rife with possibilities for a game. Also, I think a lot of people can relate to the women characters in the book and it would be fun to roll-play as them in their attempts to improve themselves and find husbands. Doesn’t everyone want to be Elizabeth Bennet? (Alas, I am much more of a Mary.)
I’ll be posting cards, rules, pictures of play tests and news about the inevitable kickstarter campaign.