Jul
06
2020
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In the Mail: Delta Green: LABYRINTH.

My early copy of LABYRINTH is from the Delta Green Kickstarter, and it will be just the thing for an afternoon’s idle diversion. It’s a collection of Mythos-tainted or about to be tainted groups that can be inserted into campaigns, and as usual I find the tone relaxing, in a ‘Horror at Red Hook’ sort of way. I find that I like a layer of separation between me and my horror*. It keeps it all nice and tidy.

Still, if the stuff that does scare John Scott Tynes also scares you then by all means: check it out. Labyrinth is quite well written.

Moe Lane

*I don’t really write about the things that scare me, do I? I guess that’s why my horror seems determined to always become fantasy. Interesting.

Jul
06
2020
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From the Fermi Resolution Worldbook: parts from the Gazetteer.

Trying to spread this around to get maximum eyeballs. This is going to be from the updated Gazetteer section.

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Jul
05
2020
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07/05/2020 Report, various things.

I did a surprising number of things today, actually.

  • The pre-order store is now closed on Backerkit. Sorry, folks, but it’s time to wrap it all up. You can still get FROZEN DREAMS on Amazon.
  • Bought a mess of postage for mailing out the books. My wife and I spent some time experimenting with packaging and whatnot; we think that a combo of bubble envelopes and plastic wrap should do to get the books out safely.
  • My wife also worked out how we’ll be lettering the books. I still need to come up with a good signature for these. Pick it now, hey?
  • The books will start going out, hopefully, in the next week or so. Domestic first, then international. Then it will be done, except for the people who haven’t filled out their surveys.
  • FILL OUT YOUR SURVEY, IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.
  • And then it’s time to get on with the FERMI RESOLUTION RPG. Current count is 26,900/37,800. Some of the work is up here.

So, not an unproductive day.

Jul
04
2020
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07/04/2020 Progress Report, FERMI RESOLUTION RPG: 26,400/37,800.

Not as much as I would have liked, but I got some pieces done. Case in point: I’m adding thumbnails of cities in the Fermi Resolution worldbook. Here are a few samples: feel free to go over and take a look at ’em (they’re public), let me know if the format’s missing anything.

Jul
03
2020
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07/03/2020 Progress Report, FERMI RESOLUTION RPG: 25,600/37,800.

I’ve decided to go with a 64 page supplement, roughly 15 of which will be made of rules. That means that I have to shore up existing word count in a few places and add a few more pages elsewhere. The good news is, if I keep hitting the 1K words or so I managed today, it’ll be done by the middle of the month. Then it can be made coherent.

You can see the various snippets of progress on my Patreon:

Patreon!

…and I am sorry to say: this is going to be a month of fulfilling obligations, sorry. I got material that people paid for to chew through, and that’s going to take priority. You know how it goes.

Jul
03
2020
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More material for the FERMI RESOLUTION RPG up on Patreon.

I may start putting more stuff up here, too. Anyhoo, here’s the second part of the stuff on the Universal Dominion. Kind of weird to be finally getting back into all of this, really.

Jul
02
2020
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Material for the FERMI RESOLUTION RPG worldbook up on Patreon.

Found here. I realized that, if I did nothing else, I’d have to get some stuff up on the Universal Dominion itself. Gonna be working on that for the rest of the weekend, then decide whether or not to go from 48 to 64 pages. I need to think about this now, because next week I’m going to be busy…

Patreon!

Jul
01
2020
2

07/01/2020 Report, FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter.

Today was not one of the glamorous days for FROZEN DREAMS, per se.

  • The most important thing was that I got the short story sampler out to Kickstarter backers. Six stories, one of them previously unpublished on Patreon or anywhere else; they’ll be in the full compilation, too. These have been edited, but not professionally, and the sampler will not be commercially available. You can still get it via the pre-order store, but the store will probably be closing after the audiobook becomes available.
  • The paperback books are on their way! They should get here tomorrow, and I’ve straightened out my problems with Backerkit Postage, so I should be able to process them… starting next week. I’ve ordered shipping supplies, and the postage itself can wait until I’ve gotten a good weight for the packages.
  • Finally, I sat down and assigned tentative page numbers for the various sections of the worldbook. I’m tentatively thinking 48 pages for it; I go round and round whether that should be 48 total, or 48 besides the rules. If the latter, then the book goes up to 64 pages, and I have to write considerably more. I may have to tap some old RPG support networks for this one.

A productive day, in other words, but not exactly exciting. Well, they can’t all be a thrill ride, right?

Jul
01
2020
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The Steve Jackson Games’ GURPS 2020 PDF Challenge Kickstarter.

Kinda speculative, but not really. The Steve Jackson Games’ GURPS 2020 PDF Challenge Kickstarter will likely fully fund, although it is on a reduced time-frame. I guess they’re playing around with the platform, seeing what it can do.

Jun
30
2020
1

The VALLIS MORTIS RPG 3-D Printing Kickstarter.

Stuff like Vallis Mortis is kind of wish-fulfillment for me. I’d love to be able to get a 3-D printer and RPG miniature blueprints for it, but I don’t have the space. It’d just end up in a corner somewhere, and that is the way of it. I know myself far too well.

Still. Looks real neat, huh?

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