More Stick Shakespeare Than You Can Shake a Stick Spear At
Let's get the important stuff out of the way first: The Haleo and Julelan story, spoofing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is done. Finally. It ended up a lot longer than expected, clocking in at 25 pages (compared to Greenhilt, Prince of Denmark's 17 pages in SSADT). The download link will be posted in a second backer-only update, so look for that in the next few minutes.
I also worked more on the digital portraits. Now, if you pledged at the Stick It to You level, your portrait is done and should be waiting in your email inbox (the one you pledged with). If it isn't, that's probably because you're one of the 11 backers who purchased a digital portrait but have not sent me photos of you or your family. Without photos, I can't draw anything. In the interest of public shame, here are those 11 backers:
- David Pinkus
- Mickey Jensen
- Peter Standley
- Sarah Rosenberg
If your name is on this list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with reference photos of you and/or your family by September 1st, or your portrait will be pushed back until I've finished all the crayon drawings and all Patience packages (and who knows how long that will take). If you're a Stick It to Your Family backer and you don't have your portrait but your name is not on that list, then everything's fine, you're just still on my to-do list.
Not as much progress as I would have liked. I ended up focusing on updating the regular OOTS strip on the main website these last few weeks, which means lots of new story but not as much PDF work. Going forward, I plan on catching up on mailing more signed packages and working on...something. Not sure yet. Probably the Summer A Monster for Every Season, but I may switch back and forth between that and a PDF story to-be-determined.
Now, I already plugged this on the main site's News page, so you can skip this if you already read it there. The last two members of the Order have been released in miniature form, as seen above. And that's cool and all, but you really need to see this:
That's Xykon flying on his zombie dragon in the same scale as the rest of the miniatures, making it something like two feet across. It's crazy. Morland Miniatures made a single casting run of these guys and they are also on sale now. Unlike the smaller minis, when these are gone, they're gone. So, you know. Oh, and if you're at GenCon right now, all the minis (new and old) are on sale in booth #1449.
OK, that's it. Next time I update, you're almost certainly getting a wallpaper unless I get some herculean burst of productivity and get another story finished. (Expect the wallpaper, though.)