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Help bring about the 4th Edition of one of the world's most beloved and longest running post-apocalyptic roleplay games from the 1980s.
Help bring about the 4th Edition of one of the world's most beloved and longest running post-apocalyptic roleplay games from the 1980s.
Help bring about the 4th Edition of one of the world's most beloved and longest running post-apocalyptic roleplay games from the 1980s.
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Automated Characer Sheet! Yay!

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Updates and some show and tell.
 

 Here is the link to the public folder. The Mike Lucas character sheet and the beta 5 versions are in the folder.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0vB12ZTkRwQdkVHd3ZoZktRWG8

The New T-Shirts Are Here!

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Ballooners Sourcebook in the Works!

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The big news is that we have identified a team and are getting things rolling on the Ballooners Sourcebook.  

I have a new person working on the vehicular loadouts project. She is taking this on as a summer project between semesters at college. I expect to see great things from her as the summer progresses.  

Rick Hershey our new art director is back working on the Daedalus Adventure Module.  

The Tech Drawings are still at the draftsman. I expect that he will be finished with them soon. 

Rick will start searching for a new artist to do the cover art for these.  

There is one more piece for the PD Screen Booklet before it moves to Blueline Editing. ________________________________________________________________  

* Items in bold are new since the last update. -KS indicates a Kickstarter item.  

PREPROJECT WORK (These are items that have been started but no draft has been submitted) 
- Ballooners Sourcebook- Scavenger's Guide Sourcebook  

FIRST DRAFT (This is the first submission by the author for the project)  
-KS Vehicular Loadouts  - Rude Awakening E4,E5 (Convention Play Adventures)

PLAY TESTING (Testing the concepts in the first draft for playability)  
REDLINES (Rough edits focusing on structure and plot as well as inconsistencies or areas where clarification is needed.  
- Rude Awakening E3 (Convention Play Adventures)  

-KS Tech Drawings (the draftsman is working on a dimensioning issue)  
- Automated Character Sheet  - A New Day Dawns E1 (Convention Play Adventures)  

SECOND DRAFT (The author addresses comments and suggestions from the Redline then submit the second draft. )
- Rude Awakening E1, E2 (Convention Play Adventures)  -KS PD Screen Booklet (Rapid Character Creation RCC, Other tidbits)  

BLUELINES (Editors focus on more granular items in the draft to include spelling and punctuation.)
-KS PD Screen Panels  

FINAL DRAFT (Author submits the final version of the project)  
- Predatory Skies Adventure Module  

IN HOUSE EDITING (In-house team makes final tweaks to the project)  

INDEXING (Index items are identified and noted on the manuscript for layout work)  

ART DIRECTION (Art director will provide art descriptions, approve sketches, select artistic elements, and provide layout directions)  
-KS Tech Drawing Cover (Artist flaked on the project so we are back to starting over on this section.)  

MARKETING STUFF (Marketing descriptions and images are generated)  

IN LAYOUT (The actual arrangement of text and artwork for printing)  
- Daedalus Adventure Module (The Kickstarter backers will see this soon)  

PROOFING (Completed layout design is proofed for errors and omissions)  

PREPRESS (Proofed files are sent to the printer, a printed copy is checked to ensure no errors are introduced in the printing process)  

PRINTING (Approved proof copy of the files are released for printing to begin)  

RELEASE/SHIPPING (Release day has arrived and shipping has begun. YAY!!!)

Wow! How Did It Get To Be March Already!

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The business model reorganization is going well. We are about 9 months into a projected 18-24 month change. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome aboard Rick Hershey of Fat Goblin Games. He has agreed to lend his talents to the project as our new art director. He is really stepping up the quality of our art and layout.

Layout Example
Layout Example

 Here is the current production report:

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* Items in bold are new since the last update. -KS indicates a Kickstarter item.  

PREPROJECT WORK (These are items that have been started but no draft has been submitted)  
- Scavenger's Guide Sourcebook 

FIRST DRAFT (This is the first submission by the author for the project)
-KS Vehicular Loadouts
- Rude Awakening (Convention Play Adventures) 

PLAY TESTING (Testing the concepts in the first draft for playability) 

REDLINES (Rough edits focusing on structure and plot as well as inconsistencies or areas where clarification is needed.
-KS Tech Drawings (the draftsman is working on a dimensioning issue. He should be able to fit this into his schedule in about a month.)
- Automated Character Sheet 

SECOND DRAFT (The author addresses comments and suggestions from the Redline then submit the second draft.) -KS PD Screen Booklet (Rapid Character Creation RCC, Other tidbits) 

BLUELINES (Editors focus on more granular items in the draft to include spelling and punctuation.)
-KS PD Screen Panels 

FINAL DRAFT (Author submits the final version of the project)
- Predatory Skies Adventure Module 

IN HOUSE EDITING (In-house team makes final tweaks to the project) 

INDEXING (Index items are identified and noted on the manuscript for layout work) 

ART DIRECTION (Art director will provide art descriptions, approve sketches, select artistic elements, and provide layout directions) 
-KS Tech Drawing Cover (Artist flaked on the project so we are back to starting over on this section.) 

MARKETING STUFF (Marketing descriptions and images are generated) 

IN LAYOUT (The actual arrangement of text and artwork for printing)
- Daedalus Adventure Module (The Kickstarter backers will see this soon) 

PROOFING (Completed layout design is proofed for errors and omissions) 

PREPRESS (Proofed files are sent to the printer, a printed copy is checked to ensure no errors are introduced in the printing process) 

PRINTING (Approved proof copy of the files are released for printing to begin) 

RELEASE/SHIPPING (Release day has arrived and shipping has begun. YAY!!!)  

Meet the Development Team!

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We have had slow but steady progress with the PD Shield and Tech Drawings.

Early Render for PD Screen
Early Render for PD Screen

 Now, here is the development team!

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