Thanks to reader Alan Winterrowd for letting me know about a Sherlock Holmes project on Kickstarter that sounds truly fascinating: Baker Street, a role-playing game based on the world of Sherlock Holmes!
When I was a pre-teen, I used to play a bit of Dungeons & Dragons, and although I didn't stick with it, I still find the concept of old fashioned pencil and paper role-playing games interesting. The Baker Street RPG is apparently licensed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate. It looks like it's going to incorporate quite a few elements from Victorian history, and of course deductive reasoning will play a large part in the game as well. (So, instead of being a half-elf warrior, you could be a "Victorian Boxer.") As with all Kickstarter projects, the game's developers are offering different incentives for different levels of support.
Sherlockian RPG fans may well find this game an irresistible combination. If they raise the money they need, then quite literally...the game's afoot!
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. And a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes.