Freunde des Rollenspiels Little Fears, welches seinerzeit hierzulande von Feder & Schwert verlegt wurde und mittlerweile eine gesuchte Rarität ist, bekommt eine Neuauflage. Angekündigt als Nightmare Edition wird diese auch einen neuen Regelkern haben der sich von der ursprünglichen Mechanik wohl gravierend unterscheiden soll. Neben dem Regelwerk plant Jason L Blair auch ein Fanzine und Kurzgeschichten um das Spiel zu unterstützen. Dazu schreibt er im Detail:
I’m in full Little Fears production mode. My schedule is really tight right now—with only one or two days a week to dedicate to projects— but I’m using that time to work on Little Fears Nightmare Edition. I know I’ve made promises in the past, and failed to deliver on them, but this time around I am dedicated to seeing it through. I’m posting weekly updates to the list that detail what I’ve done that week and I’ll also be using the list to get beta testers and other feedback.
This time, instead of promising or hinting then disappearing to work on the game, I’m pulling back the curtain with regular and honest updates as to its progress. If you want to see how Little Fears Nightmare Edition progresses, join the group (though I’ll also update this page every once in a while).
The LF Fanzine
There’s been some discussion on the list about putting together a fan-supported Little Fears fanzine. I think it’s a great idea and I will work to support it as best I can. If you’re interested in the details, again, check the group.
The Other LF Projects
I’m working on some other Little Fears-related projects as well. The novel I wrote is still in the chute as well as some other things I won’t talk about just yet. When it’s prudent to do so, though, I’ll let you all know.
This site will be getting an overhaul once Nightmare Edition gets further along.
So that’s the news so far. You’ve all been incredibly patient with me and I couldn’t ask for better fans. Thank you.
If you have any questions for me, email me at jason(at)this domain. I’ll respond as soon as I can.
—Jason L Blair
Are the changes dramatic, or is the current system remniscent of the original?
The changes are dramatic but you can see ideas from the original system in them. I have gained a lot of design experience and perspective in the years since Little Fears and I’ve been putting them to use. Familiar terms like „Qualities“ and „Belief“ are there, and there’s a whole new Questionnaire.
Playtest stories are a good idea. The last one keeps getting pushed back. I’ve been working on small things in the mean time. I’ve been picking at LFNE here and there while I finish up loose ends on other things.
The Closed Beta is still imminent though. I can’t wait to unleash this on folks who will be completely fresh to the system.
Jason L Blair