A Demon Vanquished: Post-Kickstarter week 31
Hey all you residents of Gloomhaven!
Moments ago, I finished writing the last bit of text for the last scenario in the scenario book. The first draft is done! 95 scenarios over 120 pages. I feel like I just finished a novel, except with detailed graphical layouts on each page.
So what happens now? Well, it is just a first draft, and a lot of the icons are placeholders. Over the next few days I'll be cleaning up the layouts and editing the text. Once I've got it to a place where I'm no longer embarrassed to show it to other people, I'll send it to my editor and a few other trusted people who I know will do a good job making sure everything is coherent and consistent.
Can you see it? Well, no. The scenario book is the heart of the game, full of story and drama and all that good stuff. I really feel that I'd be doing you a disservice if I provided an opportunity for you to spoil yourself on all of it. Knowing all the classes beforehand is one thing, but knowing all the details of the epic campaign before you get the chance to actually play the game? Well, that's not a good idea.
Don't worry. The editing process is in good hands.
One thing I am happy to show you is the latest and greatest version of the rule book. I just sent it to my editor for his final pass, and if you want to take a final pass, go right ahead. Some of the images haven't been updated yet, but I think it is almost there.
It feels good knowing all the content is in place, but there's still a bit of road ahead of us getting everything to the printers. Before I said that the editing process should take another two weeks, but I suspect now that it may be more like three. Either way, we're getting close, and I just got word from the manufacturer that the molds for the minis are done, so hopefully I'll have some pictures of the factory versions of those for you pretty soon!
It's back to work for me! Enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you next time!