By Marcus U.– January 11, 2013
With the recent snubbing of Team Covenant by Privateer Press, I want to change my stance on a long-held position. I had always accepted that fan-created material would exist, but I felt it should have been kept separate from the official game. I went though the effort of removing the Covenant Maps from my own Monsterpocalypse VASSAL module.
Now, however, I think it’s finally time that we the players take the lead to “fix” and accept our position of sole support of Monsterpocalypse.
I believe we should work to create our own VASSAL module, starting with the figures we know and love, fixing or even radically changing the figures and rules if we want. Let us create our own Set 6. Let us get Project V into the project. Beyond that, who knows? I think we don’t even need to worry about keeping to Privateer Press’s “official” abilities and can start to make our own. I don’t think we should call it an official Monsterpocalypse module by any means, but until PP supports BOTH Team Covenant and Monsterpocalypse again, I have no qualms about using fan-created material anymore. Perhaps even exclusively.
I’ve been mentally calling this idea “Monsterpocalypse: Covenant”, or maybe “Monstercovenant”… I may not be very good at naming things.
Does anyone else think that now is the time to take the game to the community? If so, who’d be willing to help out in what would be a ridiculous large undertaking of effectively re-imagining the whole game from the ground level?