A Completely Fabricated Interview
with G. Gorgonmilk, Esq.
J. DOE [JD]: There's been a prolonged lull in activity on this blog. What gives, man?
GREG GORGONMILK [GG]: The lull is approximately 67% the fault of my new and keerazy work schedule. It makes me sad when I realize that massive amounts of time are being eaten away due to me behaving responsibly. I humbly apologize for any inconvenience that the slumber of Gorgonmilk might have caused.
JD: Huh. That's not very interesting. So what are you reading? Have you been gaming at all?
GG: Not much gaming but a lot of fleeting thoughts about setting ideas. My X-Plorers boxed set will probably show up tomorrow, so my thoughts have naturally been leaning toward pulp sf/space opera ideas.
JD: What sort of visual inspiration are these ideas drawing from?
GG: Chris Foss mostly.
While the ships above are beautiful and convoluted and glossy (at least the colored ones) the real imagination-food is found in the sort of worlds they suggest. I imagine a vast interstellar region of commerce and travel between Vancian planet-states. Maybe a touch of Moebius and H. R. Giger as well. I don't want lots of crazy space-faring aliens so much as I want extinct alien environments -- dungeon-worlds, essentially, that are rife with possibilities. Mountains of Madness in Space.
|The Space Madness|
JD: Is this going to be a gritty/realistic foray or something more Super-Science-y?
GG: Something like a mish-mushy blendering of Blade Runner/Alien/Terminator/Brazil sort of dystopian, cybernetic, paranoiac scenario.
JD: So when are you going to do another community project?
GG: Technically we still have to finish D20 DRAFTS before I can really put my heart-soul into another one. We've got some awesome entries so far, but there is room for a good deal more.