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John Watson: A Prologue

Hello, Dear Backers!

We have super-exciting news. Thanks to a suggestion by backer Leo S, the Elementary, My Dear Holmes Team shall be releasing gradual updates featuring a John Watson/Sherlock Holmes story that leads up to the video game!

Titled "John Watson: A Prologue", the story shall narrate the tale of a case that took place immediately prior to the events of the video game, and shall events from this story will be references in the final game as well.

Interested? Read on, dear backer!

John Watson: A Prologue. Part 1

My Dearest Mary,

I know that Christmas-season is your favorite, but I fear this shall be another year that I am absent from your side. A case has arisen, one that has Sherlock insists must be handled with immediate attention. We are off to Scotland, Mary, and by happy coincidence we will be in Edinburgh at the Christmas dawns. It have not returned to the city in many years, and it will be a delight to see the snow fall on my native soil. Oh, how I wish you could join us! If only we could but this terrible animosity between Sherlock and you to rest. I wish to travel with you at my side, to see the wonders we perceive!

The case though. Sherlock walks back and forth on the train muttering and talking to himself. He hasn’t been willing yet to discuss with me the particulars of why we are going to Scotland. I know his process. When he has worked out the initial complexities, he will fill me in.

Something about a dog though. That was all I heard from the other room. A dog has gone missing? In Edinburgh? Maybe the First Minister’s pup has vanished! Held ransom by a vicious criminal syndicate with ties to revolutionaries or anti-monarchists! There may be a medal in it for us this time!

I am getting ahead of myself, Mary, but I have not seen him this wound up for many years. 

This will be a fantastic case. I am certain.

Sherlock has returned. I must cut this letter short. I believe he is ready to speak about this case, and his expression leads me to believe that he has deduced something important from the letter we received summoning us North.

I will write to you soon my darling, and let you know how it is progressing. Perhaps we will be able to return for the New-Years, or by the first week of January so we may vacation to that house in Cornwall upon-the-sea. I know that you were a great fan of the locale when we visited several years ago.

I shall bring you a Highland Rose upon my return.

In Best Regards

John H. Watson.


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    1. Missing avatar

      David Lucardie
      on August 29, 2013

      @Aaron The danger with 'deliberate' spelling mistakes is that many reviewers (and players) will believe them to be genuine errors, and rate the game lower accordingly. Better to make the game look as high-quality as possible, and that means no spelling errors unless the character either corrects himself or is corrected by another character.

    2. Leo S on August 29, 2013

      Woohoo! I'm glad they're open to backers input :D

      @Sam: wtg dude! Can't wait for more!

      @Chris: I think these should be open! So potential backers can get a taste and get their interest piqeued! Beside, it's better to be generous than petty and backers can feel that sorta thing ;)

    3. Dennis HeroBiX Thisner on August 29, 2013

      @Aaron hahaha, love that twist on it, having Watson naturally spelling mistakes, maybe even have that when he is talking, when you see the bubble above his head, with one or two spelling mistakes.

    4. Aaron on August 29, 2013

      @Chris good idea, keep it exclusive.
      @Jared haha, maybe it's supposed to reflect Watson's personal spelling mistakes?
      Definitely looking forward to more of this

    5. Chris Angelico on August 29, 2013

      I wonder, should these updates be made backers-only? Force people to pledge a bit to read the story :) Or maybe do that to just a couple of critical pieces of the plot...

    6. Matthew Lee Venner
      on August 29, 2013

      I live in Cornwall :) like the story!

    7. Jared
      on August 29, 2013

      y'all need spellcheck/grammarcheck in these stories

    8. Thomas Zilling - Tormented WoOS of OOoE
      on August 29, 2013

      Nice idea. I'm looking forward for more.

    9. Dennis HeroBiX Thisner on August 29, 2013

      WOW! this is great! Can't wait to read more, to get a deeper understanding on how the relationship between Sherlock and Watson will work out, I love the books and just started to watch the series. Hope this will be a good game with a good story =)