One long year later, Bhaloidam was released into the wild. This quirky tabletop storytelling platform - inspired in equal measure by Umberto Eco's esays on semiotics, Organic Russion Formalisn, and Commedia Dell'Arte - was met with considerable enthusiasm in some small circles and outright hostility in others. But overall the reaction was puzzlement. What to make of this odd personal project?
Not exactly "rules lite" - and yet far from "crunchy" - Bhaloidam's iconic design challenged systems-loving gamers to play more creatively and creative thinkers to rely more on systems as inspiration.