Demon Next Door, a second attempt
Well, here it is, the kickstarter is officially launched.
This is a much less ambitious goal in the off-set but I hope to get past a few stretch goals at... Read more
New project coming.
I was admonished last time I did a new Divine Blood project for not posting here about it so here we go.
I have turned over the basic text of... Read more
Test Copies Received
And reviewed. There was one major fix to the internal file where some heads got cut off in the print copy and the back of the book had a typo. ... Read more
I am currently in the position of half-obsessively checking the status on DrivethruRPG to see when it changes from "Title in Premedia S1 - 1013 - Product in Premedia" to... Read more
Print copies submitted to DrivethruRPG
I have the covers and internal bits of the print copies up on the drivethru systems. They have to put them up to the printer for approval. The message I... Read more
The first layout proof has come...
...and I've sent it back with some suggestions.
It seems that the actual book is going to come to 370 odd pages. We'll see if the final count changes after... Read more
Word from the layout person and cost estimates
He expects to have a draft for me to look through fairly soon. He put the page numbers at 500, so I've been able to hit some estimates on cost... Read more
Sent to Layout
The book's text is sent to layout.
My next task will be to put together the backer's pdf copy including all the information which is likely to appear in later... Read more
Today I reached the section of the book that has the least amount of editing to it. I'm probably going to finish it up tomorrow.
Primarily, I need to add... Read more
Manuscript back in my hands...
I just barely got word that the last file has gone through editing, so I'll be going through it tomorrow (it's midnight here right now and my day job requires... Read more
I have information back from two of the authors related to the setting information to be included in the print book. I was working on approving or denying some changes... Read more
One of the three editors has finished. The others are into the rules section and its going well there. I'm reviewing changes.
One of my editors has passed the 50% mark. The other two have reported delays due to incidents in their daily lives that I have no control over. They all... Read more
Okay, the proprietary stuff has been removed as per Void Star's requests. The "Running the Game" GM's advice section has been rewritten to avoid issues with Fate Core's and Strand's... Read more
Okay, Void Stars has agreed with my selected power list.
The Vehicle rules I have are virtually unchanged from those in SoF and since I am already needing to refer... Read more
Update on Void Star Studios
Void Star Studios doesn't want me to use the powers wholesale, but they will let me use a "quick start" version of Strands of Fate, all the experts, 15 Heroics... Read more
I did not originally suggest the page cut. My editors did. I am also not going to start another Kickstarter, so don't worry about that.
The concern is that I... Read more
Editing and page counts
Okay, page counts per subject matter in the RPG supplement:
Basic introduction, setting summary, timeline, works influenced by: 12 pages
Write ups of nations. Australia, CRCMP, NAA, US, Britain, Brazil,... Read more
Sent to Proof-readers
The completed file (at 562 pages) has been sent to the Proof-Readers.
I am still waiting to hear from Void Star Studios.
The layout specialist has the art and is... Read more
Void Star is still looking at my book and I haven't heard back from them yet, but I'm not expecting any problems.
I want to write one more example conflict... Read more
On the Proprietary Issue
I've made some contact with Void Star. Not the person responsible for permissions, but they do not think there'll be a problem. I've had friendly contact with Void Star Studios... Read more
To the Wire Issues
I've become informed that some of the basic Power Advantages in the Strands of Fate book are considered product identity.
This shouldn't be an issue since I've altered a large number of them... Read more
All the playtest based edits have been completed.
I am now typing up the examples.
It should be sent for proof-reading by the end of the week and layout soon... Read more
Most recent update...
...okay, the playtest driven edits are almost done and the grammatical proofreading should go quickly after that.
All the art is received and a layout specialist has been recommended to... Read more
Looks like another delay
I've found that there's a few more things which I will have to retype than I thought. In addition, open office is not proving as usable as I hoped and... Read more
The update I planned to send today...
Okay. All the art is paid for and pretty much all delivered.
I am currently typing up the rules and adding fixes based on playtesting in roll20. After that, I'll... Read more
The update I thought I sent already: Been a while since I posted...
....getting some personal playtesting done via a chat game. I didn't here any reports of any play-test being run from any of y'all, so not sure you ran with it... Read more
Demons and more...
...also, opening a second kickstarter. This one is rather more ambitious than the first. I'm basing the rewards as mostly an extension of the ones I offered here. So don't... Read more
Some more art that's been done....
just about the last page on the character creation example, and a group of humans...I only noticed afterwards that they look very much uniformly... Read more
Another Art update
The character creation comic is almost inked up. Just have the colors left to do.
New race pics - nonhuman civilians set 1
Since this is the civilian set, this would be the pic of them trying to fit in as best as possible.
The first set are:
Therianthrope, raven/harpy/tengu, succubus, dryad, jurougumo... Read more
This is one of five connected pieces I've commissioned from Arco's Art. The part past the right hand line is part of the second piece. Still in the process.
Character Creation Page 5 Inks
And the contest for the colorist has something like six entrants right now, with some interesting styles.
Next Art Update
Due to various artist situations, the next art update should come in January. Arco has stated that he should be getting to the first of the five pieces I'm commissioning... Read more
Influence: Primarily Eastern and Central Asia
Racial Makeup: Primarily human
Immediately following the establishment of the CRCMP, it was necessary to establish a number... Read more
Character Creation Page 2 and 3 Inks
More character creation pages from Inframan aka William Ballard
Avalon Hangar by Tenshikii
I can't afford to have this guy do one picture for every organization, unfortunately, but will be looking to have some more pics by him.
Also, Tenshikii did the backer... Read more
This is the sketch of the ghouls by http://Hentaineko.deviantart.com
Active Psychics: 33%
Common Talents: Dependent on individual’s former abilities.
Status: Hoped to be extinct
Life-Force:... Read more
Succubus racial sketch
Note: I have not yet heard back from him regarding the eye situation. In the meantime here's a pic of a succubus in human guise on the left and under... Read more
Page 1 Inks for the character creation comic
He'll be starting on page 2 next week.
I have also seen Hentai-Neko's succubi. Currently there is an eye color issue, but once that is resolved...I'll be posting that picture... Read more
Active Psychics: 100%
Common Talents: Illusion, Gestalt
Status: Less than 50,000 total, less than 5,000 with 1 or more gestalts, less than 500 kumiho
Location: East Asia,... Read more
Disciples of the Evil Eye
Another piece by Hentai Neko....that's certainly a Demon there with the knife doing the gleeful murderous thing....
Divine Blood Gods
The picture for the Gods....one of these is an Eye of Ra, the other is Einherjar...both are in uniform, obviously.
And. We. Are. Funded!
We are sitting at $860 for the project.
Be sure to keep an eye out for further updates...we still have 7 days left, maybe... Read more
Completed picture of the Demons
Here are the demons completed...I believe that's a Gehenna Complex medic on the right.
Demon Sketch...and in the home stretch
This is a preliminary sketch being sent by the artist for the Demons.
We are now only $235 away from the project getting funded. Tell your friends. Pass the word... Read more
Rough Sketch of Political Situation
This is a sketch of the world map a friend put together for me. It'll make a great reference and concept piece. For now I'm posting this to give you... Read more
Racial Sketch: Humans
Asked Hentai Neko for a preview of what he's working on and now have a sketch for the humans. One military and one civilian, one male and one female. I... Read more
Divine Blood Gods
Category: Mimic (occasionally Afflicted)
Active Psychics: 100%
Common Talents: Domains, Shapeshifting, Shared Subconscious and Lifeforce, Universal Instinct, Medium Travel
Status: ~465,000 Nirvana (~94,000 Tartarus), ~80,000 Earth (83% Nirvana, 17%... Read more
Divine Blood Demons
Category: Mimic (occasionally Afflicted)
Active Psychics: 100%
Common Talents: Realms, Shapeshifting, Shared Subconscious and Lifeforce, Universal Instinct, Dimensional Burst
Status: ~400,000 in Yomi (~102,000 Abyss), ~150,000 Earth (89% Yomi,... Read more
Divine Blood Humans
Active Psychics: ~0.75%
Common Talents: Various
Status: Major Race, ~5 billion
Lifeforce: Green, Chi, Adaptable, Efficient but Weak
Human beings are the standard... Read more
Map on the way
From the sounds of it, I should be able to post a glimpse of the Divine Blood political situation via a world map later this week. Perhaps Wednesday or Thursday.
The following rewards will be granted regardless of whether the project is successful or not.
E-Book copies of my currently existing novels or books
Playtesting positions, including the pdf copy... Read more
Truisms of Divine Blood
Worlds are Immaterial
When the term world is used in Divine Blood, it doesn't usually refer to the physical existence of the planet and other places in it. Nor does... Read more
First set of Pictures Commissioned...
HentaiNeko has been sent the first payment and will be working on the first 4 pictures shortly.
I hope to have sketches to show you soon.
Also might have a... Read more
I'm going to look to Arcos Art for the cover most likely, but looking around for multiple styles of art to match with the multiple styles of play.
Here's some... Read more
Added art to the front page. It isn't art for the RPG so much, but it is art from the stories and novel that already exist.
My contributions so far
122k+ words written to date.
$60 for 6 sample pieces. The artist isn't going to work as well as I thought fine for personal use but too far toward slice... Read more
Maps and Race pics
I have been given an offer from a friend to have the maps done. I've already sent information about the political situation and its differences from the real world to... Read more