“Hack”, “Cough”…Really, 2014?
So I have a chest cold. I’m hacking and coughing while typing this, and my sleep has been pretty limited these last few nights so I find myself zoning out even as…
Yeah. Like that. What was I saying?
Right, I’ve got a cold. Which is pretty rare for me these days, but this one hit right before Christmas, I fought it off, and it has harassed me since the new year. So other than trying to keep up with Kickstarter questions, I didn’t get anything done for the past several days. Watched a lot of old TV during the late night hours that coughing kept me awake, though. Streaming might be a new weapon in the arsenal against flu and colds. So, still working on the Deluxe Anarchs Unbound Kickstarter page because there was no way I wanted to write up all that fiddly KS language with a mush-filled brain cavity.
Similarly, I did not write up Onyx Path‘s look forward into 2014 this week. Although I did talk to lots of our Onyx gang about tweaking the schedule and what they thought was going to be cool, so we’ll have some good stuff when I do write it up. And then, Eddy and I managed to talk about twenty minutes today as his WoD MMO meeting ran long. That’s right, the meeting he had with the Producer of the WoD MMO about how Eddy is doing his job on the WoD MMO that he still has and is working at. Actively working on the actively being worked on WoD MMO.
Since Eddy and I really just talked about the V20 schedule through 2015, and some financials he needed as part of being Onyx‘s CCP contact and representative (which is a small part of his overall job of actively working on the actively being worked on and discussed and scoped and implemented WoD MMO), how about we just skip to the Updates this week?
Hack. Cough. wheeeeze.
Here they are! Back by popular demand! the weekly updates:
– Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle (VtR) The PDF is available on sale on DTRPG! The acclaim that this project has gotten has been amazing! Thanks so much everyone who has already picked up the PDF- we’re actively getting the PoD files together right now. Screen and Condition Cards being worked on.
– Mummy the Curse – The MtC Ready Made Characters Pack PDF upgrade is out there, the PoD version will be available this weekt. Cursed Necropolis DC writing is being developer-passed.
– Exalted 3rd Edition: While John hunkers down to rewrite the Charms chapter he is also changing some of the ways he’s been doing these to enable more to get finished, the rest of the team is working on a couple of EX3 chapters that continue to be finalized for Editing: Charms: Socialize is finished, Presence and Performance are being worked on in tandem. Sorcery is being hammered now to get it towards Editing. Playtesting continues with a new round which adds War and Social systems to the pool. The almost finished map went out to KS backers and I have final notes to get off to Jared today.
Zub’s EX3 Comic and both EX3 novels are being worked on. Exploration of a theme continues for the EX3 Music Suites– I have the first fruit of their efforts that I need to listen to.
– V20 Hunters Hunted 2: Shipping services continue to deliver these although we are getting to the “returned because of incorrect address” phase, at least in the US. The holidays seem to have bogged down the shipping services. HH2 Fiction Anthology is back to Justin for final dev review and then to CCP for approval.
– V20 Anarchs Unbound is in layout and we are still putting the pieces together for its KS- see above, but we are prepping for this Kickstarter.
– Deluxe Werewolf 20th Anniversary Edition: As with HH2, shipping services continue to deliver these although we are getting to the “returned because of incorrect address” phase, at least in the US. The holidays seem to have bogged down the shipping services. The Heavy Metal Deluxe W20 prototype was approved and they are slowly assembling and binding the books by hand. Mike Lee has a new batch of chapters of the W20 “Houses of the Moon” novel for Bill to review. W20 Anthology PDF is on sale at DTRPG now, and we are looking to get the PoD files ready ASAP. Jess Hartley has submitted the White Howlers Tribe Book is in red-lining, and the W20 Cookbook PDF was delivered to backers before last year ended- next we’ll be getting the PoD version prepped once Stew gets back with notes on the PDF.
– Deluxe Mage the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition has Phil wrapping up the very last sections of the book. Reviewing full pages in b&w first from Mike Kaluta. Four pieces of the Traditions two-page spread art have been approved by CCP. Going to do it’s Kickstarter after Anarchs Unbound‘s.
– W20 Changing Breeds PDF and PoD versions are on sale at DTRPG! Deluxe files are with the printer. The Changing Breeds Fiction Anthology is being written.
– W20 Rage Across the World: The PDF went to Deluxe W20 backers first as an appreciative gift for their patience, and is now on DTRPG. Prepping the PoD after we hear from Stew Wilson on corrections pointed out by our awesome eagle-eyes fans
– W20 Book of the Wyrm is in layout. A couple of additional art pieces still coming in.
– V20 Rites of the Blood: is ready for layout, but layout is not yet ready for it, art finals rolling in.
– Under the Darkening Sky (classic Dark Ages): Layout proof with David Hill. Or at least his computer, wherever that is. David had a lousy 2013.
– Trinity Continuum: New System ideas continue being hammered out. Most of the Aeon setting material is in.
– Scion: New Systems discussion continue. Both Scion and the TU above are now moving into active mode for 2014.
– Demon: The Descent: In a surprise move, we delivered the Demon PDF to KS backers before the end of December, and we’re compiling changes and tweaks before creating PoD and traditional printing files.
– Hunter: Mortal Remains: In Art Direction.
– Book of the Deceived (MtC): Second drafts being worked on.
– nWoD: Dark Eras: Writers are writing.
– V20 Dark Ages: Scribes are scribing. Some on 2nd Drafts. Check out the discussion on the WW Forums and these very blogs.
– DtD Players Guide: Flowers Of Hell?: In final development.
– V20: Ghouls: Writing continues.
– V20 Red List: In final draft stage.
– The Making of the Art of Children of the Revolution: Out to backers who pledged for it. Creating PoD files to go with PDF for sale on DTRPG.
Reason to Drink: Only drinking Nyquil.