Cross post from Brave Halfling Discussion Forum
John tells me the X-p rule book is at the printers, so it will be in FLGS (in USA at least) in 3-4 weeks.
My first module, The Deadly Dawn (You've seen a mock up of the cover), is in layout this weekend. I think that means the art is done (I haven't even seen all of it and I can't wait! (hint hint - Steve and John!)) and so that will have 1-3 weeks of proofing, finalizing, etc. and then off to printers for FLGS distribution as a full sized book by... spring/summer?
Knowing John, I bet there will be a digest version by years end, but that is not a promise coming from me, just an educated guess.
Another module I wrote, Wreck Tech, set in the reaches and involving lots of corporate backstabbing and, well, exploration, is written and mapped, and is really just ready to get art and maps and layout and stuff, so that will probably be next(ish).
I'm finishing a third Module called Letter of Marque, which has grown larger than I planned, and is more of a sandbox adventure kit than a plotted story-type module. It's got several neat-o options and optional rules for new stuff, and I dare say it will be spiffy. I've been crushed with lots of mandatory overtime at the day job and my writing (and all my free time activities) have taken a hit, so it's only crawling along now. But it's almost done, and I am grateful to have gainful employment in this current economy.
What's cool about LoM, is that it may serve as a good background for the other two modules and give a Referee lots of seeds to plant their own story ideas and go nuts. (That said, the other two are not railroad plot heavy things you can only do one way, I've made an effort to write in lots of options so you can run them several ways and have ideas for follow ups or sequels).
So I'm totally pumped that these three should all be published in 2012, and help X-plorers grow!
There's also a Free RPG day version of X-p that I -- what's the word; not 'wrote' ... maybe, "condensed" or "edited" -- with a short adventure in the back (I wrote the adventure). No space combat rules in it (I guess that could change by June) but it's a good intro to the full X-p experience, I like to think. I'm happy with how it turned out and I hope it gets more people interested in X-p. and hey, it's free. Smile
Rolling Eyes Shameless plugs: after I wrap up Letter of Marque, I'm sinking my teeth into Oriental Adventures for the Castles & Crusades game by Troll Lord Games. I hope to have a manuscript completed by year's end, but honestly, since this will be my largest writing project to date, I remain cautious against making predictions (right now I'm outlining the book. I have the classes and races nearly complete and have begun working on monsters... so I'd say the rough draft is about 1/3 done so far).
There's also projects I've submitted to Arcana Creations (partners of Brave Halfling) for the Castles & Crusades game that may come to fruition in 2012 (a supplement product and 1 or 2 adventure modules (I have notes for like, four sequels if they sell).
We'll have to ask Pat (Moriarity) for clarity on these projects, as it's really out of my hands at this point.
Need I say I'm very pumped about all of this? :D
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
X-plorers Referee Bundle
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- Pad of 50 Character Sheets
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