Greg Stolze posted this to The Forge yesterday.
Those of you who’ve followed the successes of the Ransom model (the funding mode for Meatbot Massacre and …in Spaaace! may be interested to know that a new game’s in limbo, waiting for gamer dollars to buy its freedom.
The game is “Executive Decision” and it’s a real-time LARP set in the Oval Office. Players assume the roles of the President and his closest advisors as they confront a crisis and have to pick the best option based on limited information and political pressure. It’s diceless and rules-light (the resolution mechanic is pretty much “talk to the President and he decides”) but there is a scoring system that determines which player won the game. It’s fun. That’s the good news.
The better news is that it’s a collaboration between Ron Edwards, D. Vincent Baker, Dennis Detwiller, Chad Underkoffler, and me. You’ll see some A-Game when this comes out.
The best news of all is, we’re ransoming it for charity. 100% of all proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina (and, by the time we’re done, possibly that other one too).
More will be revealed at www.gregstolze.com but if you’re ready to poke some cash in now, you can go straight to http://www.fundable.org/groupactions/ExecutiveDecision and do your good deed for the day.
It’s an excellent idea, and, given the talent involved in creating the game, I’ll likely be helping to ransom it out, especially since the proceeds are going to the Red Cross