As I looked through “The World Between” I knew that for how I design I needed some kind of framework for history. When demons, gods, dragons, monsters, and humans are all mixing it up across geopolitical borders, having some sense of scale is immensely helpful. So, I generated 7,000 years of history so as I continue in the adaptation I can situate conflicts across centuries and millenia, mountains and rivers of time and space and physical matter. Good times. We will explore implications later, but for now, 4 pages and 7,000 years are enough to digest.
- Andrew’s an inspiration. He’s taken my minimalist little twentysome page system and Jack’s delightfully gothic muskets-and-werewolves setting blogposts and turned it into a gorgeously realized game.
Kirin Robinson, creator of Old School Hack
(Old School Hack) November 2012
Reinterpretation can be deeply rewarding, if that person shows you new ways to think and dream within the context of your own creation. Though his World Between is not my World Between...I would play in Andrew's games in a heartbeat...I like many of Andrew's innovations enough to now use them in my games. I'd wager that you will also find much to love in the pages that follow as well.
Jack Shear, creator of the World Between
(Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque) November 2012
Andrew Shields is a prolific blogger producing excellent content that flies entirely too low on the radar. He has about one million other cool things that if you took a free afternoon and searched around, you would have a million gaming ideas and immediately want to play.
(Hack and Slash) April 2013
Whenever you create something and then allow other people to use what you've created, it is always fascinating to see what that interaction produces. I must admit that seeing my stuff through Andrew's eyes has been really gratifying. Thanks, Andrew!
(Blood of Prokopius) December 2012
"Crumbling Epoch" is another great experiment in the Fictive tradition, and I’m proud to have contributed to it in some small way.
(Wampus Country) April 2013