I was at Origins yesterday, and I spoke briefly to Cam. I had two questions:
Do you have anything in the pipeline for Feng Shui 2?
Do you want anything in the pipeline for Feng Shui 2?
Answer to the first question was sort of "yes and no". Cam was working on a multi-episode campaign for FS2 called "The Fifth Monarch". He had writers, artists, and other resources lined up, but was not able to get it onto the Atlas Games production schedule, so it is currently in "Production Limbo". Right now Cam's busy working on other projects, and Atlas is focused on other areas, so Feng Shui 2 is currently on the back-burner. However, one interesting thing he did mention was that the Feng Shui 2 rulebook sold very well after the Kickstarter concluded, and this is somewhat unusual for Kickstarter projects. Perhaps this suggests some demand in the market that could support some additional FS2 releases?
I asked the second question because I wanted to know if there was something I could write for him that he might be interested in publishing. And that's a little complicated, as Atlas does not actually own the rights to Feng Shui, they license the game from Robin. Anything they publish for money would have to go through him.
We talked a bit about some ideas for fan-created material and how that might look, possibly through Drive-Thru RPG, possibly similar to what they do with Unknown Armies, but we weren't entirely sure what that would look like from an editorial/quality control perspective outside of a "free download".
So... my current plans after that meeting are to finish up the RTK posts I was working on a month or so ago, and then continue to work on an episodic "Cop Show" series of scenarios that I could release in installments. I'm hoping I might be able to playtest a few scenarios in the next year or so, and maybe publish the first one as a free PDF either on the Atlas website or DriveThru RPG. If there's a lot of interest in that, then publish the next scenario, and so on.