Status of My Game Design Projects.

  • I have just delivered Märk hur vår skugga …*, an introductory adventure for the new version of Chock, the upcoming Swedish horror RPG by Eloso. Ten thousand words about how young men die mysteriously in Stockholm’s finance quarters during the yuppie era of the late 1980s.
  • I am about to venture into post-apocalyptic landscapes by writing the Swedish Wastelands setting for Åskfågeln’s Freeway Warrior.
  • Non-disclosure agreements currently bar me from discussing other projects, but I can at least tell you that I have a few cool “RPG things” in the pipeline. 2019 will be an exciting year for me.

*”Mark how our shadow…”, a quote from the well-known song Fredmans Epistel no 81 by 18th-century troubadour CM Bellman. It describes the burial of a lady acquaintance.

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Partisan: tre planerade settings

Summary in English: My reflections on the alt-history occupations of the legendary and unpublished Swedish RPG Partisan.

I våras fick jag den enda kända utskriften av rollspelet Partisan i mina händer. Spelet var tänkt att få flera settings. Nu har jag skrivit några öppna poster på min Patreon-sida, där jag funderar över egenheterna hos tre settingar och deras potential för spännande motståndskampanjer i ett ockuperat Sverige, dels ur ett dåtida perspektiv och dels ur dagens.

Det är bara att klicka på länkarna nedan.

Länk till Stormakt Brun, Tredje Riket >>>

Länk till Stormakt Röd, Sovjetunionen 1980-tal >>>

Länk till Stormakt Blå, ett skurkaktigt USA 1980-tal >>>

US Army, Tyskland 1982

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From “Chock” to “Swedish Wastelands”

Completing a challenging game-writing assignment is always a mixture of elation and weariness. In this case, a few days ago, I delivered my intro adventure to the new second edition of the Swedish horror RPG Chock (“shock” in English) by Eloso. Ten thousand words dealing with young men dying strangely in Stockholm’s finance industry in the late 1980s. This setting coincides intentionally with my time at Target Games as its editor & in-house game designer; we then published the first edition of Chock, which (unlike the second edition) was a straight translation of Pacesetter’s Chill.

Designing games in my spare time is always an up-and-down experience: while writing this adventure, I have also had a regular office job as a techwriter, moved to new home, assisted my three daughters with this and that, been knocked over by an Italian stomach infection (steak tartare is tasty but hazardous), and so on. But writing games and fiction is such a pleasure that I won’t stop doing it despite being short on time.

Next major challenge is developing the Swedish Wastelands setting for the post-apocalyptic RPG Freeway Warrior by Åskfågeln. I have a pretty good idea what I want to do — for example taking a closer look at my old hometown Gothenburg and the farmlands of adjacent Västergötland — and I have some old stuff that can be overhauled to fit the new context. This will be fun.

If you want to support my continued game writing, please sponsor me at my Patreon page — link >>>

If I get sufficient backing, I’ll switch to designing new games and stuff full-time.

Patreon Progress (3): Almost there

This weekend, I made a complete mock-up of my Patreon site. What remains to do is adding the final batch of PDFs.  My Patreon supporters will get access to: Thriller, the first Swedish role-playing game I wrote; an English alpha version of the rules to Iron Mars, a dieselpunk planetary romance RPG I have been working on for over a year; and some other goodies in Swedish or English. And there is more stuff waiting in the pipeline. Launch within a week or so, so stay tuned to this blog for further news.

Sorgeveden: Jag myser

Summary in English: The arrival of my latest Swedish RPG book. Always a tense moment.

Okay, jag har fått mina rollspelsskriverier professionellt publicerade sedan 1980. Men jag är inte blasé. Varenda gång en ny produkt är i faggorna väntar jag med spänning på att få veta hur den ska se ut. Jag skriver ju bara text, och därför vet jag ju inte på förhand vilket grafisk intryck produkten kommer att göra.

Idag hämtade jag ut Sorgeveden på det lokala paketstället runt hörnet. Väl hemma var det dags för granskning. Jodå, jag är nöjd. Krille har som vanligt gjort ett bra jobb med illos och formgivning. Och skogskartan i introäventyret blev snygg och funktionell, något helt annat den enkla streckteckning jag fotade och mejlade till honom. När det gäller bild och form har jag ju aldrig haft mycket att komma med.

Krille har dessutom lagt upp en introduktion till Sorgeveden för spelare i form av en snygg 24-sidig PDF på Helmgasts sajt — länk >>>

Där hittar du översiktlig geografi, folkslagsbeskrivningar, skogsresor, allt du behöver veta om orcher, alvmagi, sejd, handelsregler och lite annat smått och gott.

Så nu börjar nästa spända väntan — den på de första recensionerna. Blir läsarna lika nöjda?

Quick Authorial Update For Q4 2018


I haven’t touched the blog for three weeks, because I have been terribly busy with my daytime job as a techwriter and with various family-related matters. However, I’m gearing up for an exciting fourth quarter. My first priority is to complete my introductory adventure to Eloso’s new Swedish horror RPG Chock. Only 20% of the text remains to be written.

After that, it’s time to get going on Wastelands Sverige, a Swedish setting for Åskfågeln’s postapocalyptic RPG Freeway Warrior. My setting is based on the classic Swedish RPG Wastelands from 1991, updated to fit the 21st century. I intend to pay a lot of attention to the port city of Gothenburg and to the fertile farmlands of the adjacent province of Västergötland.

And there are a few other “gamey things” in the pipeline, though my non-disclosure agreements prevent me from saying more. It looks like I’ll have an exciting 2019 when it come to writing games.

I am still working on my Patreon site, and I want to get it up and running before the end of the year.

As for my science fiction and fantasy novels, they are in the backburner for the time being; they have no deadlines, unlike the game texts.