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Update #43

October Update - Layout continues...

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Greetings to our backers,

October brought with it a number of revelations with the layout. As I got to the 100th page I reflected back on what I had assembled. As the saying goes, with the passing of time comes a clearer perspective. Our goal has never changed - creating a comprehensive Guide with the Awesome dialed up to 11.  Reviewing the layout involves the whole Moon Design team, and a lot of PDFs to craft the final product. Then the revising begins. Being larger sized pages, we have a number of new opportunities to present information visually. Even though we have a lot of text, we try to avoid just pages of columns. All of the new art and maps are beauties to behold, but we have a lot of pages to fill.

In the end, as we're approaching the completion of the first third of the layout, we know that getting everything done is going to require a little bit more time than our previously published timetable allows. Thus, we now see the completion of the layout bumping up to the middle of December. 

What we now envision is printing the books in January, based on completion of the PDFs of the Guide and Atlas in December. Fortunately, we can distribute those PDFs as they get completed, with Volume One of the Guide, followed by the Atlas, and shortly thereafter Volume Two of the Guide. 

Here are a few pages to ponder: 

A bit of Elvish
A bit of Elvish
and a "recent" penguin-style map from the stretch goals...
and a "recent" penguin-style map from the stretch goals...

Back to the grindstone I go. More soon. Please share the info. We'll also be putting more info on our G+ Glorantha group, and we welcome you to you join us there...

As always, thank you for your patience and support as we create the best Guide to Glorantha that Moon Design can produce.

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      Creator Mark Mohrfield on November 2

      Vaughan Cokkell:" I just hope you have made suitable propitiatory sacrifices to Jeff's wife so she doesn't go "Diana the Huntress" on you for missing the Christmas deadline!"

      Well, a few near-misses are okay, as they may speed things up.

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      Creator Rudy Boe on November 2

      Remember guys, one shot at this! It's gonna take the time it needs!

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      Creator Mark Mohrfield on November 2

      Would it be possible to post links to full--sized versions of these pages?

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      Creator Vaughan Cockell on November 2

      Well, this confirms that the guide is indeed going to be gorgeous to look at, and I am also not particularly surprised its going to be a fraction later. I just hope you have made suitable propitiatory sacrifices to Jeff's wife so she doesn't go "Diana the Huntress" on you for missing the Christmas deadline!

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      Creator Hannu Kokko on November 2

      This looks so awesome.

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      Creator Angus MacDonald on November 1

      Oh, I am so looking forward to the final product! This looks so lovely! :-)

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      Creator Scott Mayne on November 1

      Any estimate on when non-Guide items (Roots series, GreGarth atlas, etc.) will be completed?

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      Creator Charles Corrigan on November 1

      Great update. Lovely layout. Sad, though not surprised about the news of the delay, as the final sneak peek of the text was huge.

      Do you have an estimate on the final page count yet?

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      Creator Scott Martin on November 1

      Speaking of "up to 11," thank you for incorporating what looks like art direction into the sidebar caption on the elf plate. I guess the downside is that it bumps up page count a little more?

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      Creator J Donald on November 1

      Beautiful - thank you for the preview!

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      Creator Scott Martin on November 1

      Harrekian exertions -- speaking of scaling it up to 11.

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