More Rules: Post-Kickstarter week 25
Good evening, residents of Gloomhaven!
I hope you are all having a good time, despite not having Gloomhaven to entertain you. It will be worth the wait!
I must say, for a long time now there has been so much work to do on the project, that all I could think was, "Ah, we'll probably be done in a month or so." But then, of course, many months go by and that would still feel like the case.
Well, now, for the first time, I finally feel like I have a more structured idea of what it will take to finish this project.
First of all, as I've said before, there's just a lot of "little stuff," but I feel like I've been getting a good handle on that over the last week, and I don't think it will take more than a couple weeks to get all of it under control.
Then there is my main adversary, the scenario book - the high and treacherous mountain. It's a lot of work, but based on my experience putting together the first third or so of it, I think I can get it to a finished state with another month of work.
And finally there is the editing and proofing that needs to be done. This is a continual process, but I don't think it should last more than a week or two past the completion of the scenario book.
That puts us, at most, about two months away from sending the files to the printer. Which is not great, but at least it's a more concrete estimate.
Look, there's not a day that goes by that I don't get mad at myself for how long this project is taking versus what I promised you. I know a lot of you have expressed your strong support for taking as much time as necessary, and of course making the game as high quality as possible is the first priority, but when I think about how this game may not be delivered until a year after the whole project started, well, it's a little upsetting.
I'm not fishing for more support here. I just wanted to let you know that I am acutely aware of how long this project is taking, and my only solace is how awesome the game is going to be once it is finally shipped out.
But let's move on to other things!
Josh has been hard at work on a new version of the rule book. There are still a few "under construction" parts, but overall I think we're getting pretty close to putting this thing to bed.
You can take a look the newest version here.
A lot of people have offered a lot of very helpful feedback on the rules over the last few weeks, and I am incredibly appreciative of you all.
I just want to take a second to thank all-around amazing person Walker Hardin for going way above and beyond in his detail and organization on a large number of very helpful rule book edits. His input was truly invaluable.
Again, not all suggestions were incorporated, so I hope no one gets offended. In most cases, it was just a matter of space. Please let us know if there are still any glaring problems. (Though I am aware that the monster stat card on page 28 is showing the wrong monster.)
All right! Enjoy your Easter weekend, and I'll see you back here next time!