I’m a fairly recent addition to these parts. Normally I waste my energy on MUDs or being sad I can’t pull together enough people for my Drow elf 5th edition D&D campaign. I’ve been playing Choice and Hosted games for the past two years before deciding to take a stab at learning the code or writing.
Right now I’ve been working on a project that is inspired by several of my favorite novels. Of course I’m taking pains to make the story my own but I was wondering if anyone else does the same when considering their games subject matter.
Right now I’m drawing inspiration from:
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny 1967 (highly recommend this sci-fi/fantasy hybrid)
1984 by George Orwell. It should have been retitled 2016 but who knew?
A Matter for Men by David Gerrold - one of the best alien/terraforming sci-fi series never finished.
The Sword and
Citadel by Gene Wolf
(Second half of The New Sun series by my fav)
All of these books right now are collectively influencing my work and writing!
What are you using for inspiration now?