A few years ago, I ran a fantasy campaign, using a rules system that started as AD&D 3.0 but was somewhat unrecognizable by the time I got done with it. I loved the campaign, but the players I had weren't really very interested in the kind of campaign I was running, which caused me to lose the motivation to do the considerable amount of work I needed to do to prepare the adventure, and it lapsed. I still play with a group of mostly the same people, and the campaigns are simple-minded hack and slash. We're probably going to be abandoning one of the campaigns we're running in a few months, which will create an opening for me to try my hand at DMing again. Thinking about this has gotten me interested in the rules system again, but so far I've been unable to get any of the players to actually discuss any of the material I'm working on, even though I'm trying to get them to start working on creating characters.
The reason I'm posting this is not actually to whine about my game group, though; I want to see if anyone reading my journal is actually interested in talking about how I'm rearranging the rules for my campaign, or about Third Edition AD&D rules issues in general. I am posting my rules as I develop them on a website, but I don't want to advertise it to the web as a whole. If you're on my friends list, go to this entry and click on the link to the web page. If you're not on my f-list, but you're interested, email me at my LJ address and I can point you to the page. (I'm sorry about the inconvenience, but I want to keep a low profile with this material so that I don't have to discuss whether everything I'm doing is covered under fair use or OGL with any lawyers. By not public advertising this site and hiding it from search engines, I think I have a moral claim that it's unpublished material for my own use and the use of my friends.)
Does anybody care? I could write bunches of journal entries about this stuff, but I'd be cluttering a lot of people's friends pages with stuff they probably aren't interested in. On the other hand, I'd really like to have someone to discuss with.