While not entirely related to Project OTFP at this time, the short stories about Stiel, the Green Knight, is set in the same fantasy world as the role-playing game. The image above was commissioned from Reine Rosenberg to illustrate one of three short stories that was published on a dedicated domain for the project. It was an experiment in fiction readership online, and it taught me a lot. You’ll definitely run into Stiel in the future, albeit not in those exact stories.
The above image is a split of two variations of an illustration commissioned for Project OTFP, by the excellent Christoffer Saar. It’s a good example of the decisions we have to make during the process of making a role-playing game, as regards to style and feel.
ARK is the role-playing game that wasn’t. It still isn’t, to be fair. ARK as we wanted to make it won’t be made, despite a manuscript resurfaced.
The ARK storyline is an old one outlined more than a decade ago by yours truly, not meant to be a role-playing game to begin with. The concept evolved, the idea of an episodic science fiction role-playing game took hold, and we went with it. Then we shelved it all in 2006, after a devastating crash, but the story continued to develop and the world evolved with it.