Beta Game

There’s a certain SQUEE!!!! factor to this: I was recently contacted by George Strayton, an Origins-nominated games designer (and also the writer for several TV series and movies: Xena, Hercules, Cleopatra 2525, Transformers, Star Trek, and the forthcoming Xombie movie). He also wrote the script for the Dragonlance movie.

He’s in Edinburgh in early May and is going to run a beta test of his new d20 game The Secret Fire ( Beta testers will get their names mentioned in the book too.

As the game at ORC has already filled up, I’m going to be running a second game if there is sufficient demand on May 7th. It is not the first time that ORC has beta- or playtested games: we’ve playtested Traveller scenarios, Runequest, and the Dogs in the Vineyard game to mention a few. It’s going to be the first time I’ve been more directly involved though.

Published by Bill Heron

Wannabe game designer and would-be author. I've been playing RPGs for over 25 years and have recently started creating my own RPG called Mandragora: Ashes of Freedom. I also run a number of RPGs: Cthulhutech, Call of Cthulhu, WFRP, and D&D. I'm active in the Edinburgh RPG community at and regularly play RPGs.