Howdy folks! I'm tuning in from Ohio as part of my Midwestern convention tour, with Oddmall a few days ago and looking forward to Xenocon in Illinois this coming weekend.
Things are moving forward on multiple fronts! Recently Lindsay Archer turned in the final illustration of the book, a spot-illustration of an extremely pissed-off mutant human. My friend and artist Joie Brown served as the model for this image, though I can assure you her actual wrath is far more terrifying.
Jim Ward recently turned in some writing I'll be revising and turning over to editing in the next two days, replacing some text by a key contributor who wasn't able to meet writing obligations. Fans of Jim's work should check out his blog or follow him on Twitter: @JamesMWard3!
Graphic artist Ben Mund has turned in some truly awesome early versions of splash page templates that showcase Lindsay's art and carry the general visual style of the whole book. I'll be showing a sample in the coming weeks.
No Nuts & Bots preview this week, but any backers who didn't spot last week's update should scroll back and download the PDF preview of the Basic Gameplay chapter. It's a solid overview of the basics of the game rules, and will give everyone a strong start on how the dice mechanic and game rules handle at the table.
Free RPG Day Adventure
Backer ... the rich recently asked about the (unfortunately aborted) Free RPG Day adventure. Everyone who had that as part of their reward package will still get an early electronic and physical version of a new introductory adventure that will be later made available online at the Signal Fire Studios website.
Thanks everyone! I will be traveling on Monday the 20th, but plan to be back online with the weekly update on Tuesday, May 21st. I hope everyone has a great week!