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Interface Zero 2.0 is a cyberpunk/sci-fi game setting designed for the Fate Core rule system.
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11/20/2017 update: Source books, time, and other issues

Posted by David Jarvis/Gun Metal Games (Creator)

Hi everyone, obviously, it’s been such a long time since my last update, and for that I am truly sorry. In my drive to expand my business, I over-extended myself in terms of how much work I’ve taken on, and that has had some really bad consequences. I’ve hurt myself mentally, financially and my physical well-being has taken a turn for the worse. I’ve been really overwhelmed, and when that happens my productivity suffers, and I tend to get flustered and lose focus.

I’m not going to get into all of the specific issues, but suffice to say they all have affected my ability to produce the material I owe you. Things are looking up, however. I’m currently doing layout on the Japan Sourcebook, and am hoping to have this out by mid-January.

Formatting for Fate is best when the books are laid out in a single column, but the issue is page count blows up, and to ensure everything isn’t just a long wall of formatted text, I have to get more artwork, which increases the cost to produce the book.

As an example, the Savage Worlds edition of the Japan Sourcebook (which had very few images) was 67 pages in a 2-collumn layout, but in a single column layout for Fate, that page count will double. So, more artwork is required, which obviously impacts my costs. I’m working on it, however, and the end product will be the best I can produce.

I’m truly sorry for the lack of communication. There’s no excuse for not updating you on what’s going on in my life and where I am with the material. Once Japan is out, I’ll begin work on the Threats book, which has already been edited.

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    1. Chris Jordan on

      Take care of you, man. :)

    2. Mr. Path on

      Hang in there, man. Try your best, while keeping your health and well-being in consideration. The books are best made by people with good health :)

    3. Richard Harrison

      Hang in there, David, hope you're okay. Thanks for keeping us up to date, it's appreciated.

    4. Isabelle Parsley on

      Health beats delivery times. Take care of self first, the product will benefit from it. <3

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      Michael Zebrowski on

      Thanks for the update. Delays are understandable from small organizations and it is important to stay healthy (fiscally, mentally, and physically). Much rather have a late book than no book at all.