“For me, OOTP is more than a sim – it’s a role-playing game, probably one of the greatest RPGs ever created,” says Mike Dunn, who used the game to create an elaborate fictional world that became the basis for his novel Lord Bart and the Leagues of SIP and ALE. The book is currently available for nomination as part of Amazon’s Kindle Scout program, which selects the most popular submissions for publication by Kindle Press.
We encourage everyone with an Amazon account to visit the page for Dunn’s book and nominate it for publication by Thursday, Jan. 7. He describes it as “a baseball steampunk adventure” set during the 30th anniversary celebration of the SIP and ALE baseball leagues, when an airship disaster threatens to push tense relations between the Setherian and Helderan nations to the brink of war. It’s a world in which baseball has been resurrected as a way to bring about an uneasy peace between Setheridge and Helderan.
Dunn recalls: “I spent many months creating the fictional world – one major league, one minor league, covering two nations on one continent. I made logos, created a player names file, crafted a map, tweaked the finances, and even got my hands dirty with the .xml files. Then I simmed 30 years, so the league would have a history. It was only at that point that I started the dynasty thread in the forums.”