On to the Future
First of all, a little housekeeping. The poster will be on the way this week. the delay has been my inability to wrangle Dave for long enough for... Read more
Weekend Update with Bonus
We'll I believe the hiccups with the printers are resolved now and the books look like they will be delivered in time for Salute. The electronic versions are done. I'll... Read more
Quick post today. The shirts are in. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. sorry for the poor photos.
The book proof should come Saturday. I'll post pictures when... Read more
Real quick late night update. The book is laid out and is going to the printer tomorrow.
T-shirts should be here this week. I'll post photos when I get them.
We're coming into the home stretch. We're looking to get the book to the printers around the 2nd or third of April.
The T shirts have been ordered and should... Read more
Layout continues on the book at a brisk pace. I'm we'll be able to get it to the printer by April 1st.
I've received responses from all of the higher... Read more
Progress has been good this week. Proofreading should be finished in the next day or two and layout will begin as soon as it is done.
Got the cover done... Read more
With about a month and a half to go before the Salute and the draft is ready to go to the proofreaders. Many thanks to all of the playtesters and... Read more
Weekend Update: Playtesting
Another weekend, more progress. The dev team and I did some more playtesting of our own this weekend and we're all pleased at how the game has shaped up. I've... Read more
Weekend Update: Layout Preview
Work continues apace and we're drawing close to getting the draft done and actually begining the layout.
Note to all playtesters: I would like to get the draft to the... Read more
Not much news this week. Work continues on the layout style sheets and the draft. My inability to find a good heading font (I've gone through about 5 or 6... Read more
These should probably be called weekend updates, but better late than never.
I have the master pages for the book pretty much finalized. I'll be uploading a few sample pages... Read more
Friday Update, Figure preview
Sorry for the late update this weekend guys.We've got a lot of news this week.
As mentioned earlier this week. The second playtest is out and is being tested. I'm... Read more
Friday again and I poke my head up from writing, painting, and stressing for a quick update.
The final scenarios are proving to be a bear. All the playtester comments... Read more
I'm still getting some feedback in for the first draft and hope to get the second draft out soon.
I've had several people send in their photos, but wee are... Read more
I'm back from the States and battling jet lag, but I'm still incorporating the copious feedback from everyone into the second draft of the rules.
I've also begun doing some... Read more
Friday Update, Hapy new Year
I wanted to wish everyone a happy New Year.
The new draft is about a week or so away. It will include an FAQ.
I have received a few more... Read more
Friday Update Holiday Edition
A short one today where I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday.
I'll be working on a second draft and I'm looking on getting it out before the... Read more
Christmas draws near and playtesting has been going at a great clip. We’ve received a lot of great feedback on the rules. You guys are catching stuff that I would... Read more
Update, a Little Clarification for Testers
A few clarification for testers.
- I've decided to limit testing to backers as an extra reward for getting the project going. So for anyone that is a non-backer, thanks for... Read more
Playtest has begun
Just a quick one guys. The first playtest draft went out to people who have previously expressed an interest. If you want to playtest and did not receive a copy,... Read more
Friday Update, Please submit your photos
Well, it looks like we have the draft done, save for about half of the final scenarios. I’ve decided get what we have out now to the playtesters so they... Read more
The Draft: The Final Countdown 2
Here where we are at the end of Tuesday
Bust the dealer is done.
John has finished three of the eight prime suspect scenarios
Night of the living fabricant
Rambo... Read more
The Draft: The Final Countdown
Well, John and I spent the weekend working away in the rule mines of Western PA and South Wales, bringing up the rich rule ore that will hopefully have some... Read more
First of all. it looks like I've broken the back of the rules. Most of John's notes have been translated from Johnese into English. I'll be taking the oppertunity this... Read more
I hope all of our American backers have had a good Thanksgiving holiday.
I write this sitting among a pile of notes and drafts of the rules. Everything we need... Read more
Real brief update this week. I sent out a message asking for portrait reference photos from my gmail account (firstname.lastname@example.org) to all of the $150 backers. I haven't received any... Read more
Friday Update, It's Friday This Time
Brief Friday update this time. Progress continues. Today I'd like to post the first fully realised fabricant artwork. This was drawn by Dave Powell and digitally painted by yours truly.... Read more
Another week some more progress made on the project.
We would like to welcome another contributor to the art team. Alistair Luck will be providing interior illustrations. Here is a... Read more
Not Friday update
Update's a little late this week.
The rules are taking a little longer than we had planned, so we are going to push the playtesting date back by a few... Read more
Friday Update: The Department Expands
Welcome to Another Friday update. The rules a coming along well and we're headin in the right direction to begin testing. Work continues on the the artwork and we should... Read more
Froday Update #5
Froday update again. No major developments this week. Work continues on the rules, while Dave continues to work on a few larger pieces.
I have been speaking with the potential... Read more
Froday Update #4
Hello everyone. I have just recently come back from the states, so this update is going to be brief.
*I had a meeting with Head Illustrator Dave Powell today. We... Read more
Belated Froday Update #3- USA edition
Greeting from not so sunny Pennsylvania. I was away from the internet contact yesterday, so the Froday update is coming a day late.
I met with co-designer, John Conomikes when... Read more
Friday Update #2
Welcome to Friday(or is it Froday?) update #2.
Right now we're getting to the initial admin work that the project involves. I'm building the database for all of the backer... Read more
We're in Business
The Kickstarter is officially over and we've raised over $5,000 for the project. Thats going to allow us to really produce a bangup product. Thanks again to everyone for backing... Read more
It's a Wonderful Kickstarter
Well everyone, we made it. The project is fully funded and the game is going to be produced as planned. I have to admit I had all but given... Read more
We're Almost There!
Wow. I'm absolutly stunned. $1,500 in little under a week. That's a real credit to each and every one of you. Thanks so much from me and the development team.... Read more
Just a quick shoutout guys. We've crossed the $2000. Pledeges have really picked up over the last week and we're well on our way to get this funded.
A huge... Read more
Hello all. Here is some new promo art and concept sketches from our talented illustrators.
I'd like to announce The Department Facebook contest. All you have to do is like our Facebook page. That's It! We'll select one person to receive a free signed print... Read more