Ex3 is Completely in Layout
The edited text for EX3 is now completely in layout. Art Director Maria Cabardo still is delivering a piece of art every couple of days, and she is also starting to do what we call "bulk layout". That is, she is dropping in the edited text into a very simple layout format in order to see if the fonts and the font sizes that she wants to use work for the text, and very importantly, just how many pages this tome actually is. It'll only be a rough ballpark, but that will give us an idea of where we stand. Do we need sections removed, do we need to increase or decrease font size? These are the decisions we are looking at.
Because this is Maria's first book design work on an Exalted book, and because it is for the new look we want to go with the new EX3 edition, we still can't say how long this process will take. For the best quality, she needs to be able to play with the format, and myself and the devs need to be able to insure that any of her directions feel right for Exalted as a whole and EX3 in particular. This may happen very smoothly or we may have some false starts, we'll just have to see as she works on it.
Now that we are at this stage, I'll be talking with the devs in some detail to go over the other aspects of the Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition KS, like the unique Charms and such, and nailing down how those Rewards will roll out to all of you.
And, I'll be at Mid Winter Con in Milwaukee if any of you are going or are in the area, and I'd love to chat if you're there.
Thanks, and here are a few pieces of finished art for your enjoyment: