I'm thinking of looking into having an artist do a web comic that does print copies at the end of each set, similar to how Girl Genius does their's. Toss me some comments on what you think.
I'm also looking into doing Terah novels, but right now my only option is to go vanity press and have Tawen, Anthony, or I write the first few. Some feedback on that would be great too. I keep bugging Dave Gross, but he gets better contracts than I can offer. =P Should we start with a vykati tale? Maybe a little back story on Simon? If you've read the playtest, you'll know that there's little nuggets scattered throughout the spells on what kind of person he was.
Another thing I'm intersted in hearing some feedback on is ads in our products. I'm bound by my deal to the Foglio's to put Girl Genius ads in any product that mentions Spark, but with them, you know it's going to be a classy ad that's fun to look at. I was thinking that a section at the end where it can be easily ignored after the first perusale (unlike those Disney DVD ads that you CAN'T avoid) of different things that would interest our readers would be nice. It wouldn't be based on who bought the space, it would be based on what our readers might enjoy. Similar series to what we're doing or 3rd party stuff that adds to what we have, good steampunk books etc
Notice that I'm running out topics? Well, not really. There's still the adventure path series after Pebble in the Pond. Did I mention that it's called "Of Toys and Tyrrants" yet? It's still in the planning stages, but there's a few things I can share in future updates.
I'm a pretty chatty person and I've learned that most backers are the reader type. When it was suggested I do more updates, my thought was, "Yeah! I can talk these people's ears off." Don't think that's happening though. You're all a tough crowd.
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