Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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Looking Forward to Forgotten Futures XI

While I've still got a long way to go to get Forgotten Futures X finished, one of the things I need to do is decide on a title for Forgotten Futures XI, so that I can give it a plug at the end of FF X.

So far the plug reads "Forgotten Futures XI will be based on the science fiction of Stanley Weinbaum (1902-1935), exploring his imaginative vision of the Solar System."

That's a bit dull - what I want is something to go after the XI, preferably a title with no more than four or five words.

Weinbaum's most famous story in this setting is A Martian Odyssey, so it's tempting to use the title Space Odysseys. Except that it's a title that's already been used for an online game, several anthologies, a TV science series, etc. etc. and I would prefer to be a little more original.

I'm thinking about "Planets and Perils" or "Planets of Peril," neither of which seems to be the title of anything [later edit - Just found Planets of Peril as a Space 1999 novelization]. Unless, of course, you know better. Other possibilities include "Rockets and Rayguns" and "Blast Off!" (which is, or was, a board game but not an RPG as far as I know). Or I could write around it - I don't have to have a title yet...

Another thing I ought to decide is what sort of art I'll be using. Most of the SF magazine art of the 30s is still in European copyright, but some earlier stuff may be available. Alternatives could include 3D modelling, find someone who does art for fanzines etc. and persuade them to do something for the game, photos of real people in SF type costumes, and so forth. Which would you prefer? Would a mixture work for you? Do you care at all?

So, let's have your opinions...

Poll #1221792 Forgotten Futures XI

What title would you prefer?

Planets of Peril
6(31.6%)
Planets and Perils
2(10.5%)
Rockets and Rayguns
2(10.5%)
Blast Off!
1(5.3%)
Any of these is fine!
0(0.0%)
I hate all of them!
1(5.3%)
Leave it as a surprise!
1(5.3%)
I have another idea (in comments)
3(15.8%)
Clicky!
3(15.8%)

Artwork should be...

Copyright expired pulp images
8(44.4%)
Glossy 3D modelling
0(0.0%)
Fan art
0(0.0%)
Live action
1(5.6%)
A mixture - whatever seems to work
6(33.3%)
Who cares - the words are what matters!
0(0.0%)
Clicky!
3(16.7%)

Clicky?

Clicky
2(13.3%)
Crunchy
0(0.0%)
Snap
0(0.0%)
Crackle
3(20.0%)
Ping
8(53.3%)
Tags: forgotten futures, rpg, stanley weinbaum
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