December Update - tis the season for unexpected delays
Season's Greetings to our backers,
I write this update with a bit of frustration, and a bit of happiness. The frustrating bit relates to some of the delays we have faced. A few of the very last pieces of art have still to trickle in, and a few were reassigned to different artists. The happy part of that is that every final version we get is awesome. I've included some sample pics in this update so you can judge for yourself. Also frustrating is that for most of us this isn't our full time day job, and things like unexpected work trips to China and Fargo tend to slow things down a bit. We also weren't expecting to have to spend several weeks and a lot of energy defending one of our Trademarks from being infringed. We'd rather spend our time and money on creating art, maps, and words for our games.
So, as we approach the one year anniversary of the completion of our Kickstarter, I am very happy to say that the Argan Argar Atlas will go to print at the end of THIS month, and with a bit of frustration say that the first half of the Guide (volume 1 of 2) will be done at the end of THIS month. Layout continues with more pages every day, but we keep catching things we want to add, like writing more art notes, or re-organizing chapters so the contents are better organized, or finding a piece of awesome legacy art to round out a bit of the material, plus a bit of frustration from life getting in the way, my way in particular. (I'm the one that got the short straw on China, but at least avoided 3 weeks in a dumpy part of Brazil, and another two in Venezuela). Vol. 2 will get done early in the New year.
I'll be putting together a sneak peek for one of the chapters of the book, something most of you probably haven't seen in print before! More on that very soon. In the meantime, enjoy a few sample spreads of the layout.
We'll have bigger pictures of these spreads on our G+ Glorantha group, and on glorantha.com
As always, thank you for your support.