The Finest Actor of His Generation

After a week of knuckling down and trying to get caught up after Sandy (not completely up to date, but made a dent in it- thanks for asking) I went out last night to see Shatner’s World and very much enjoyed seeing a man whose message was “Say yes- take risks”. Eddy and I discussed the show, how good and energized Shatner looks and acts, and the effects of fan expectations- either to an actor who has made peace with being type-cast as a fan-favorite character, or for “nostalgia” editions of game books. Since Eddy had seen Skyfall over the weekend, these two entertainment moments gave us a chance to chatter on about the need for Anniversaries (Shatner’s 50 years performing, 50 years of Bond, next year’s 50 years of Dr Who and also, ahem, richt, and the 20th Anniversary Editions of VtM, WtA and the newly confirmed Mage the Ascension) and how you have to treat them with care. They need to be a celebration, they need to have the highest quality you can give them, and while you are giving a lot of thought to how to deliver all the parts that fans are expecting you should also be looking at how the anniversary event is also an opportunity to move things into the current era. Shatner has recreated himself past his roles and sometimes bad career choices to a place where just being him is an event, Eddy feels that Skyfall is actually the Bond 50th Anniversary Edition vs the 24th film in Bond canon and has set the stage for a Bond relevant to our times while celebrating the eras that came before, and a lot of my talks last week about Onyx Path projects were based around celebrating an older setting, but making it great to play now. Of course, I’m having a lot of talks with Phil Brucato about his development role on Mage20th, and I was having our very first discussions with Trinity Continuum uber-developer Ian Watson and (Trinity Continuum) Aeon developer John Snead about where we can take the whole Continuum in the years to come. More info on those specific projects as they continue to gestate. Currently:

- Silent Knife (VtR) and The God Machine Chronicle Fiction Anthology (nWoD) have been approved by CCP and I need to see PoD hard proofs- maybe this week?

- Left Handed Path (nMtA) is for sale at DriveThruRPG!

- Conventionbook: NWO (cMtA) is approved by CCP and a PoD version is on its way to me.

- God Machine Chronicle (nWoD) and Strix Chronicle Fiction Anthology (VtR) are getting written. GMC is almost done.

- Mummy the Curse is coming to me as a 2nd proof. Going to submit plans for the MtC Kickstarter to KS and hope they approve it ASAP. Things last week bogged this down, unfortunately.

- EX3 to say again:  Slated for Feb 2013 now.

- V20 Hunters Hunted 2 is in Editing and Art Direction this week, and Anarchs Unbound is next on his slate as he sends out the outline to writers.

- Deluxe V20 Children of the Revolution in binding. The PDF and PoD versions is on sale at DriveThru RPG. If you didn’t get involved with the KS for this, now is your chance to pick up this beautiful and cool book. Justin and company went all out to present awesome characters, and the art is stunning.

- Deluxe Werewolf 20th Anniversary Edition  Kickstarter is over I’m looking at preparing the surveys to get back to folks.

-Deluxe Mage the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition has been confirmed for September-ish 2013!

Reason To Drink: KHAAAAN!!!

  26 comments for “The Finest Actor of His Generation

  1. Sean Mattox
    November 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Would you be able to share any plans on when the Mummy PDF/POD might become available, relative to the Kickstarter? I’m ready to throw down for the latter, but I’d really like to read through a PDF while I wait for my prize. :)

  2. Christian A
    November 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Because it simply can’t be said enough: KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!

    !!!

    Also, I’d appreciate it if I had a copy of Mummy: the Curse by next week, but then, you already knew that.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. richt
    November 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    RE: Mummy. Going to look at second proof tonight I hope, but regardless of timing, there’s whatever changes need to be made based on that review, an index to be created, a review by the CCP approval board, PDF/PoD files to be created and approved for those venues, and a PoD hard copy that I need to order and approve before we can go live on DTRPG.

    • Christian A
      November 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Good luck with that, then! The hard work is appreciated.

      • Sean Mattox
        November 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        Very much so. Thanks for the bonus update. :)

      • Glen
        November 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

        Seconded. Also, I’d like to say that these blogs make the publication process very nicely transparent. It’s a real boon for us out here in the bleachers.

    • cameronW
      November 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks for the extra update. Looking forward to when we’ll actually have a concrete date to go on.

      • CameronW
        November 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        Also, can it be confirmed if the plan is still to have the PDF available the day the Kickstart goes live?

  4. Alan Orr
    November 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    So, Exalted 3rd for my birthday? Good stuff!

  5. Kyle
    November 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    So question, if Mage20 does well, is there the potential of legitimate consideration for a Wraith20?

  6. Austin Loomis
    November 13, 2012 at 10:10 am

    our very first discussions with Trinity Continuum uber-developer Ian Watson and (Trinity Continuum) Aeon developer John Snead about where we can take the whole Continuum in the years to come.

    …this is the single coolest thing I’ve seen on this entire website. Rock on, Ian!

    • Peter Boddy
      November 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Yeah, I can’t wait to see what they come up with. :D

    • IanW
      November 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks, Austin! I’m really excited.

  7. Peter Boddy
    November 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I hope to be around for 50 years of White Wolf. :)

    Also, happened upon a G+ Hangout where someone was running a Vampire the Requiem game, and one of the participants was none other than Mark Rein-Hagen. Nostalgia ran deep.

    • IanW
      November 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      That’d be Stacy Dellorfano’s “Bloody Playgrounds” VTM game, with child vampires in San Francisco. Good times.

      • Peter Boddy
        November 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

        Yes, yes it was. :D Though, for the life of me, I cannot find that link again. She’s got two or three others running that I’d love to watch, the interaction between the players is very fun to watch.

        • IanW
          November 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

          There’s a link in the very comment you responded to. Archives are on her YouTube channel.

          I’ve actually just joined her Steam & Crumpets game.

          • Peter Boddy
            November 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

            Oooh, I hope she has a spot free somewhere! And I didn’t notice the link before. Silly grey on grey backgrounds. :P

          • Peter Boddy
            November 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

            And thanks! :D

  8. November 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I am extremely excited to see confirmation of 20th Mage. I assumed it would be done but you know how these things can go sometimes.

  9. batro
    November 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for the second update on Mummy ! I can’t wait !

  10. badmojojojo
    November 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY! MUMMY!

  11. Arcane
    November 14, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Hmm…

    I get the feeling who are following Mummy…

    *sunglasses*

    are getting very wrapped up in it.

    Putting that aside, I am pleased to see you all so rabid for Mummy. CURSE NOW!

    • CameronW
      November 14, 2012 at 2:08 am

      Wont lie. This week has involve reading Ramses the Damned, listening to some Egyptian folk music(good in it’s own right), among other mummy-centric stuff.

    • WuseMajor
      November 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  12. WuseMajor
    November 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    More seriously, I’m stoked about M20 being released, interested in Mummy, and I’m really, really, really hoping that we can get some Exalted 3e art spoilers soon.

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