State of the Crucible 2018 - what we can't give you and what we can
You have been endlessly patient with us through two years of highs and lows, progress and setbacks.
So it's with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that Gareth, Crucible's creator, lead developer and driving creative force, has chosen to discontinue the project. This was not a decision made lightly, but the end result of a long and difficult period for him mentally, emotionally, and physically. I'm writing this on this behalf because he is right now recovering from surgery.
This is not quite the end of the road for Crucible, however. Over the last two years, Cosm Games has amassed a great deal of writing and art towards the finished product, and we want to share as much of that with you as we can - the Primes know you've earned it.
So, the rest of the team - myself, Ben, enthusiastic newcomer Luke, and our editor Scott - have begun work on a pdf release that will combine the most complete and up-to-date information on the Crucible setting, character creation, and game mechanics, as well as sample modules and the art and fiction created for or inspired by the world of the Crucible.
This won't be as polished a creation as the print book would have been, but it will contain a high percentage of the material that would have gone into that book.
Given that three out of the four of us will be travelling internationally fairly soon, we are hesitant to give a definitive timeframe for completion, but we are keen and committed to having it in your possession before the year is out, for all backers regardless of pledge level.
In addition, Gareth is still working through a long-term plan to recover some funds that can be put towards coin minting, and Campaign Coins are being very generous in their willingness to make things work out so that those of you whose pledges included physical coins will yet receive them.
I know this is not the news you were hoping for - it's not the news we were hoping for either. But on behalf of everyone on the team I want to thank you again for your patience and your support. We're not done with Crucible yet. Watch this space.