Ahh... song writing. Sometimes, it flows and sometime it doesn't. And when the white page we all hate gets to be infuriating, what can we do?
Well, I was tired of being a shoddy songwriter and decided to do something about it! So I fired-up my favorite drawing and illustration program and got to work. And after many evenings trying to figure out how to make a system that actually works (and listening to many songs noting the words that struck me as useful), I was able to finish the project.
So here I bring you the one and only Blues Song Writer. The only game that will convert those writing chores into more fun!
The game is simple. The only things needed are four dice, a blank sheet of paper and a pen.
After much trial and error (this is version 5 and there might be more), I've come up with a game that seems to work. You throw the number of dice indicated in each category, tally-up the numbers and select the corresponding value. That's it, it's that simple. Once you have all the categories, then comes the hard part: writing the song. I tried to sort the values so that the easier themes come up more often, this took me a long time. The game can be used alone as an inspiration aid or with as many people as you like. It can be fun just seeing who will get stuck with the hard to write selections.
For those who are interested in wasting a bit of printer ink to try it out, here is the link to the file on my Google Drive Blues Song Writer Download
As with all what I do, your comments and suggestions are welcome. Since the project is a work in progress, I'm open to modify the game and do some updates.
I hope you will enjoy.
And happy tunes to you.