Before GenCon and Bone Saws

Meeting Notes

  • Rich asks me how my pre-op stuff went. Nothing I didn’t expect — I’ll be going under the knife on the 27th, and I’ll be recovering for about a week. But I can still drink at GenCon, so that’s good.
  • My surgery means that I’ll be handing the Monday Meeting blog off to Rich starting on the 27th.
  • Rich’s vacation was nice — lots of day trips over the week.
  • Most of the meeting was us going over the GenCon presentations. One of them is massive, and neither of us can figure out why.
  • The big announcement we’ve been mentioning will be at GenCon, and there will be follow up information next week.
  • Review PDFs for Blood Sorcery and Children of the Revolution will be coming in before GenCon.
  • Chaney is laying out Left-Handed Path for Awakening, and art directing NWO Ascension book.
  • Tried to remember the alternative title for Silent Knife. Turns out it was “All We Know of Hell.

Today’s Reason to Drink: I don’t know about y’all, but GenCon is the reason why I’m drinking.

Eddy Webb

Eddy Webb (with a “y,” thank you) is an award-winning writer and game designer. He has worked on over 100 products, including acting as Lead Developer for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition. Today he designs content for the upcoming World of Darkness MMO, as well as continuing to crank out words for other people as long as people keep paying him. He lives a sitcom life with his wife, his roommate, a supervillain cat, and two affably stupid pugs. 

  18 comments for “Before GenCon and Bone Saws

  1. PookaKnight
    August 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Exciting to hear NWO is being art directed now! I’m surprised though. From some previous comments in interviews with you and/or Rich, it sounded like the creation of the Convention books was going to be dependent on Kickstarter funding. Did the plan change, or did I just misunderstand.

    I have to admitt, Kickstarting the creation of more niche cWoD books is a tantalizing proposition. I would *love* to see a potential path for Changeling: The Dreaming’s Book of Glamour to become a reality!

    • PookaKnight
      August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Also, hope everything goes well with the surgery and you have a speedy recovery!

      • August 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

        Thank you! :)

        • Pete
          August 14, 2012 at 6:27 am

          Yes, good luck in your surgery and here’s to a speedy recovery.

    • August 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      As far as I understood it, only limited editions will come through Kickstarter. Projects that are announced are coming out in PDF/PoD regardless of Kickstarter participation.

      • richt
        August 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

        Actually, and sorry to contradict you Eddy, it is just a question of bandwidth. Because of both the multiple moving parts in Kickstarters and the behind the scenes stuff here, the W20 and Mummy and Hunters Hunted 2 KSs have all fallen later and kind of on top of each other. I really didn’t see a way to run the NWO KS at the same time (as this is when we planned to do it). So in a leap of faith we’re going with the first Convention Book as a PDF/PoD book and seeing how many folks support that.

        • August 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

          Then I was wrong and Rich is right.

          Note this, as it doesn’t often happen. :P

    • August 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      The question to me with new Ascension books is “Will they be created with M20 taken into consideration, or are they being developed under the same rules as Mage: Revised?” But maybe that’s been answered somewhere else. :)

      • August 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

        Ryan Macklin can best answer that, but my understanding is that they’re being developed under Mage: Revised, since there isn’t an M20 to take into consideration.

        • August 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

          I figure that the official line is going to be “We haven’t begun working on M20″ anyways. *chuckles* Still, I’m not sure what sort of mechanical changes there would be that would be different between a M:Revised and M20 for the NWO book. Then again, if there’s some inkling of changes that want to be made, maybe only folks REALLY familiar with the mechanics and such would even notice those leanings if they were even there? This is all just “out-loud” over-thinking anyways. ^.^

  2. PrimalFlame aka @White_Wolf_Fan
    August 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Can’t wait for Blood Sorcery.

  3. August 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    White Wolf staff not drinking at Gen Con is like Wold of Darkness without d10s. It can happen, but it won’t be the same. ;) Have a safe trip here. :) ((Yeah, I’m here already. Already walked the halls. Too bad the AC won’t be on in the Exhibitor Hall until Thursday Morning, but thankfully it shouldn’t be 105 either!))

    WHICH of your events will have the “SUPER AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT”? SEM1235117 “What’s up with White Wolf?”, or SEM1235118 “What is the Onyx Path?”?

    And is that also the “massive” presentation?… massive as in “size/detail”, or in that “this is going to blow folks’ minds!” way?

    • Ian
      August 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      “Massive” as in “we don’t understand why the file size is so big.” It’s been fixed.

      I believe part of the announcement is unveiled at the earlier “What’s up with WW” seminar, but the bulk of it is at “What is the Onyx Path”.

      • August 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

        *fist shake* MUST get into both… and W20! :D

      • Ivo Luijendijk
        August 20, 2012 at 2:37 am

        Can you tell us when we non-americano’s can see/hear what’s been said at these seminars?
        Cheers, Ivo

  4. Synesyos
    August 14, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but, when is V20 Companion going to be available as PoD? I’ve checked DriveThrough and it’s not there, nor in the Schedule above. Thanks for the info.

    And of course, Mr. Webb, I hope the surgery and post-op go well, and wish you a speedy and comfortable recovery.

    Warm regards from Spain, that country.

    • August 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Thanks for the kind words. :)

  5. (The) ODie
    August 14, 2012 at 7:41 am

    So very much there with the Convention Books it isn’t funny. I’m really pleased that you guys decided to celebrate my new Ascension chronicle (Pandora’s XBox) with an announcement to release new books for that game. I mean, truly, its an honour but not unexpected :-P

    M20 definitely needs to happen, but I couldn’t justify getting W20, nor any Masquerade products even to support the case for its publication. I’ll pick up Left-handed Paths, despite not running that system, I reckon but its got to be Ascension in general for me…

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