Still At It...
Crashed out hard last night, and slept until almost 11. Yikes.
At this point, it's looking more likely that this will slip into the first week of June. I'm still... Read more
Checking In, By Request...
Hey all --
I hope your month is going well!
Over on the comments, backer Brian Bird asked me how things were going, and so I figured I'd take... Read more
Last Daily Update
As I'm getting the last of this stuff together for delivery this month, I think I'm going to forego the updates at this point, since they'd just be variations... Read more
If you were guessing that I've been doing continued work on proofing? You'd be correct! I'll be doing a couple more hours of that today, then off to... Read more
Hey folks --
Updates are a bit sporadic, because saying "proofing continues" makes me feel like I'm somehow letting you down on the update front. Like I should be making... Read more
Done with class for the day, and back in the office for FAR WEST work!
As some of you may have seen on the comments page (if you're... Read more
Taking a few minutes during my class (as my students work) to fire off this quick update:
Sorry for the sporadic updates as of late -- as we're coming up... Read more
Sorry about the missed update yesterday, folks. I wasn't feeling too hot.
The worst part about feeling sick after a major medical drama -- the panic that you're relapsing.
*Cough*... Read more
Just a quick check-in. I just got back from teaching, and I'm settling in for a couple hours of work on FAR WEST. Not much to report --... Read more
Good afternoon, everybody!
Chapter proofing continued today, along with my assembling the official Appendix A list of all of you, our Kickstarter backers, by the names you specified in your... Read more
Back At It...
Thanks for the get-well wishes -- I'm definitely feeling a lot better. Still a bit of a cough, but no longer running a fever or anything, so I'm... Read more
A Minor Bug...
...No, no -- not a bug with FAR WEST. A bug with ME.
As those of you who follow on social media already know, I came down with something over... Read more
Just a quick note to say that I'm clocking out a bit early today -- I'm not feeling so hot (the side affect of severe storms moving through is that... Read more
Another busy day today -- I apologize for the lateness of this update: I was in a bit of a rhythm, and when I finished the chapter proof... Read more
Just wanted to show you the final design for the back cover, which incorporates several suggested changes, and the final copy language as well.
Not much further now --... Read more
I hope everybody had a nice weekend.
After consideration of all of the points that you raised in comments and emails, I've decided that we're going to go... Read more
Howdy, all --
Thank you so much for the feedback you've given here, over on Facebook, and via email. It is much appreciated.
As I said in the comments on... Read more
Thursday Update - Back Cover Query
As I mentioned yesterday, I've been working on some options for the back cover, and I wanted to get your opinion, since you were such a big help... Read more
Don't worry -- I'm not going to burden you with an April Fool's gag in place of an update. I hate that stuff! (And yeah, I got suckered in... Read more
More proofing today (a few changes resulted in some page reflows, and when that happens I need to make double-sure that we're not messing up anything further down... Read more
Sorry for missing Friday, everybody -- after class I felt awful, and pretty much crashed out when I got home.
...which is largely how I spent most of the weekend.... Read more
Today was a productive day spent proofing! Those of you who follow on Twitter may have seen the following pic:
The project on the screen is pretty much... Read more
I'd like to thank everyone who offered feedback on yesterday's post, in comments and via email. You've definitely given me a lot to think about.
But for right now,... Read more
Very busy day -- more "lining 'em up and knocking 'em down", goals-wise.
That's not really what this update is about though -- I've been thinking about something, and I... Read more
Spring Break is over, and it was back to school today. I didn't get as far along as I'd thought I would during last week (a familiar refrain... Read more
Additional Cover Update (Friday)
Special mid-day edition of our regularly-scheduled update today -- I wanted to thank everybody for the comments and emails on the cover designs that I put up yesterday.... Read more
Thanks for the kind words yesterday, folks -- I'm feeling much better today.
Spent a lot of time doing a lot of small, fiddly work today -- but actually, there's... Read more
Not as productive today -- the headache and eyestrain that I mentioned yesterday hasn't abated, and to top it all off, I've discovered that we've got a mouse... Read more
Logging off a bit early today --
I guess I've been staring at a screen a bit too long, as I've got what feels like the beginnings of a migraine... Read more
Here we are - Spring Break, where I have nothing on my plate but FAR WEST!
Only did a little bit of work over the weekend -- since I was... Read more
Howdy, folks --
Back at home, back in the office, and buckling in for Spring Break workstravaganza!
As I mentioned yesterday, I'll probably go radio-silent over the weekend (most... Read more
Hey folks --
More layout progress today, along with another set of page proofs coming in from a straggler :) -- most of which had been caught by the other... Read more
Ni hao, Backers!
Sorry for the late update today!
Spring has sprung here in Kansas, and that means that I'm getting my yearly "Oh, hey -- remember that you have... Read more
Just a quick one today:
I'm barreling ahead on layout. Apart from some time spent today updating and tweaking my main tools (namely my Adobe suite and the iMac that... Read more
Just a quick one today (just got back from teaching, looking to get a couple hours of layout in before spending the evening with my wife).
Got a... Read more
Not much new to report -- work continued in the same vein as it as for a while now: incremental progress on the final chapter.
I thought I... Read more
Sorry for the lateness of this update, everybody -- I had a father-son thing I had to go do, and I just got back.
Today was another day of keeping... Read more
Just a quick one today, folks, as I've got a number of irons in the fire.
Layout work on Chapter XIIcontinued today, as well as proofing corrections on earlier... Read more
Hey there, folks!
I hope everybody had a great weekend -- our big snow-in was a bust, but it was still very productive for me: More progress on the final... Read more
As I mentioned yesterday, today was a teaching day for me. I'm back in the office now, though, and settling in for a productive weekend starting tonight. ... Read more
Thanks to everyone who sent suggestions for recent Westerns -- I had more familiarity with recent stuff than I had given myself credit for (there were a lot... Read more
Work continued today on the final chapter. "Chop wood, carry water", as the Buddhists say. (OK, well, that's more of a Zen Buddhism thing, not specifically Chinese, but you... Read more
First off -- thanks to the folks who made suggestions for places to get prints done. I appreciate it.
Today was pretty busy -- I'm only just now... Read more
Rested up over the weekend. Definitely needed that -- I think I broke a personal record for number-of-hours-slept!
Today I had my teaching gig -- but I'm back home now,... Read more
Taking Weekend Off...
Just a quick note: At my wife's urging, I'm taking the weekend off. I'm not feeling great, and I need some recharge time. The last thing I want... Read more
Chinese New Year's Update (Thursday)
Happy year of the goat, everybody! I will be indulging soon in my family tradition of Chinese food on the Lunar new year, but I wanted to drop... Read more
Hey there --
Well, I suppose it's inevitable that I follow a really productive day with a not-so-productive one. Haven't gotten much done on FAR WEST today -- some of... Read more
Hey there, people --
I let the time get away from me a bit today -- just looked up and noticed that it's almost 7!
As you correctly surmise, that... Read more
Greetings from the frozen plains!
A big storm is hitting a large part of the US today, so I hope everybody in the affected areas has managed to stay warm,... Read more
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Ensconced within my office, hammering away at layout on the final chapter. It's going well.
Brief query about the first 6 chapters... Read more
Just a quick one tonight --
I had class today, and once I got back home this afternoon, I dove back into layout on Chapter XII -- which is the... Read more
Sorry, I'm a dope!
I wrote an update yesterday, then logged out and had dinner -- and apparently I'd only clicked the "Save & preview" button, and not the... Read more
I haven't gotten as much done today as I'd hoped -- had a few things pop up during the day which required my attention (some non-work-related, too --... Read more
Taking Today Off....
Just a quick note, folks --
I had a bout of insomnia last night, and barely got any sleep -- I had my teaching gig today, and just got back... Read more
Sorry about the silence yesterday -- the birthday activities took up more of the day than I expected, and by the time we'd finished up, it was pretty... Read more
Greetings, folks --
Got back from teaching this afternoon, and dove back into Chapter XII. I'll be putting in an hour or two longer later tonight. As I... Read more
Hey all --
Another day, and more progress made on the rulebook. I know it's going way slower than you'd like, but I wanted to let you know that... Read more
Howdy, folks --
Was glad to get back into it today (and thanks for the folks who dropped me a line to ask if everything was OK -- yes, thanks,... Read more
Quick note sent from my phone, to offer my apologies -- I didn't get as much done today as I'd planned -- those of you who follow me... Read more
(Now, if you're of a certain age, you've got the Mamas & The Poppas going through your head)
Hey folks --
Sorry about the lack of update yesterday. At my... Read more
As I mentioned yesterday, I saw a few opportunities where additional illustrations made sense, and so that's what I tackled today. Tomorrow, I head back into strictly... Read more
I'm actually sending this update out before I've done much of anything today (was teaching, got called into a faculty meeting, then dinner with my wife, so I'm... Read more
Today was more layout adjustments and edits based on proofer responses, as well as continued layout on some more material for Chapter XII.
Since I didn't give you... Read more
Sorry for the late update, folks!
Had a bunch of stuff which required my attention today, but work continued on layout for Chapter XII. I'm pleased with the progress.
To... Read more
Howdy, folks --
Coming to the end of a very productive day -- jumped in this morning with continued layout on Chapter XII. Took a break through the afternoon... Read more
Busy, busy day today -- as I mentioned yesterday, I started back up teaching today, and jumped back into FAR WEST once I got back home this afternoon. Dove... Read more
Hey folks --
Wrapping up for dinner. Today was more work on Chapter XII. (Layout on the rules for designing your own martial clans.)
A question for all... Read more
Hey there --
Hope you're all having a great weekend!
Today I spent most of my time on Chapter XII, adding some additional material -- including an absolutely nifty... Read more
Greetings and Salutations!
A very productive day today -- cranking along on Chapter XII, and got corrections from a couple of proofers on X and XI, and that's in addition... Read more
I've only been working since about 1:30 today -- this morning I had to head in to Kansas City for a faculty meeting, since the spring semester is... Read more
Very busy today. Pretty much more of the same stuff that I've been yammering on about this week -- layout edits, and continuing work on the final chapter... Read more
About to stop for the day, and have dinner with my wife -- I was on a roll today, so I apologize that this update is coming in so late... Read more
MLK Day Update
Sending out an early one today, to make up for the lack of updates over the weekend.
Sorry about that -- I have some family stuff I needed to deal... Read more
Got back to it today, after the power-less write-off of yesterday. It was good to be making forward progress again.
Additional material and layout on Chapter XII... Read more
Thursday Frustrated Lack-of-Update
Got pretty much nothing done today, because power has been intermittently out throughout the day at my home, due to a transformer explosion and fire a couple of... Read more
Hey folks --
About to stop for a little bit, to make dinner with my wife, so I figured that I'd take the opportunity to send out today's update now.... Read more
Packed it in early last night, and got a bunch of sleep (praise NyQuil). Feeling marginally better today, for which I'm thankful.
I dove back into the game... Read more
Sorry I missed sending an update out on Sunday -- I felt pretty cruddy all day, and given that I slept until 10:30 today, it seems official -- I've... Read more
Worked a bit today on some of the same stuff as yesterday -- Chapter XII and Appendix stuff. Didn't do a whole lot, though -- my wife... Read more
Sorry this one is so late in the day, folks -- I got on a roll and the time got away from me.
More layout on Chapter XII of course.... Read more
Stopping work for today at 5-ish. Got a bunch of post-Christmas house cleaning and errands to run with my wife this evening.
Continued work today on Chapter XII -- I... Read more
Ni hao, folks--
For every day that's like yesterday, where I'm running around putting out fires and can't seem to get ahead, there are days like today -- where I'm... Read more
Update: January 5th
Good evening, all --
I'll cut right to the chase -- I didn't get a thing done today on FAR WEST (so far, anyway -- I'm planning on getting some... Read more
Work today was, as I mentioned yesterday, the editing and placement of some additional material that I wanted to include in Chapter XII.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow morning --... Read more
Working a bit later than I expected to today. My wife let me sleep in, which I apparently needed, since I didn't get up until noon! I guess... Read more
Howdy, folks --
As of today, I'm back at work for the New Year, and I'm returning to daily updates until I deliver.
Looks like I'm out of the woods,... Read more
December 30th Update
Hey folks --
Thanks to everybody who suggested remedies. The wife and I are still sick, but I'm genuinely feeling a bit better -- although 'better' is relative. As a... Read more
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful holiday. We put my daughter on her plane yesterday evening, so our Christmas visit is officially over... and those... Read more
Updates for this week....
Hi folks -- late update tonight. As you might imagine, family obligations have gotten pretty thick on the ground.
I did get a bit of layout done this morning,... Read more
Hi, everybody --
OK, Fessing up straight away: I didn't get anything done today. I took the day off to spend with my family. We went into Kansas City, where,... Read more
...just a quick one. Today I continued the addition-and-layout work on the GM's chapter. Only managed a short amount, though, as the day also featured the dreaded Christmas shopping.... Read more
Work continued today on Chapter XII -- to be honest, since it's the GM's advice-and-tools section, I keep recalling things that I wanted to add in there, and... Read more
Extremely late update
Ugh -- sorry for the lateness of this update, folks. I managed to work for around 5 hours today, a combination of early-morning and mid-afternoon (as the family dashed... Read more
Promised Daily Update #24
I'm about to head out the door to go pick up my daughter at the airport, so today's update is way early.
Not surprisingly, I did not get... Read more
Promised Daily Update #23
Got a good night's sleep, and things went much better today. Thanks for the kind words that some of you sent -- I really appreciate it!
Today, I... Read more
Promised Daily Update #22
Greetings, folks --
Remember how yesterday I was talking about "feast or famine" up-and-down, etc.?
Yeah. Today was definitely a "down."
Had a bit of insomnia last night, so I... Read more
Promised Daily Update #21
Another 8 hours down...
Didn't feel as much of the sense of progress as I did yesterday, although quantitatively speaking I probably did just as much. It was just more... Read more
Promised Daily Update #20
Howdy, all --
Productive day today. I'm really happy with days like this, where I feel definite progress being made!
Today was mostly spent on adding material -- mostly... Read more
Promised Daily Update #19
Hey there, folks!
Long day today -- it was the last day of class for the semester, and our studio had review of the student's final projects, and then of... Read more
Promised Daily Update #18
Another day, another late night ahead!
Today I spent some time helping a couple of my students with some end-of-semester crunch-time stuff (tomorrow is the final class of the semester),... Read more
Promised Daily Update #17
A large part of today, unfortunately, was not spent on Far West. Some administrative work on two other projects required my immediate attention, necessitating some back-and-forth communication between... Read more
Promised Daily Update #16
Evening, everybody --
Today was continued progress on slogging my way through layout stuff on Chapter XII. Another day where I feel like I haven't made enoughprogress (to be... Read more
Promised Daily Update #15
Being completely honest -- I've barely gotten anything done today. I got back to the home office much later than planned (final week before winter break meant that... Read more
Promised Daily Update #14
Coming to the end of my day -- I've finally moved into working on layout on Chapter XII: Secret Scrolls of Kung Fu today. That's the GMing chapter.... Read more
Promised Daily Update #13
Still working, but I figured I'd send out the update when there was a greater chance that more of you would see it.
Today I worked on a couple more... Read more
Promised Daily Update #12
Sorry for the lateness of this update -- I had intended to send it out this afternoon, before I headed out for my student's Winter Show at the Art Institute,... Read more
Promised Daily Update #11
Bit of a late one tonight -- sorry about that: found myself in a rhythm, and just kept going until the sound of 'Peter Pan Live' (being watched by my... Read more
Promised Daily Update #10
Hey folks --
Productivity took a bit of a hit today as I spent the morning at the doctor's -- but got great news (no need for medication, health is... Read more
Promised Daily Update #9
Sometimes I feel like these things are too often just "yep, still doing that thing", but honestly? That's pretty much what the process is (and definitely sometimes feels... Read more
Promised Daily Update #8
As I mentioned yesterday, I returned to my teaching gig today -- only three more class periods left, Friday, and then Monday and Friday next week. ... Read more
Promised Daily Update #7
Hope your Sunday is going well, everybody!
Today, I continued the work on Chapter X that I talked about yesterday. Mostly making sure that there are no text-flow errors... Read more
Promised Daily Update #6
Hey, everybody --
Didn't get as much done today as I'd hoped. Wife woke up pre-dawn with a massive migraine, and so today I spent time helping her out with... Read more
Promised Daily Update #5
Hey there folks --
Today's "Black Friday" update -- I'm very thankful that I'm on my push to get everything done, because it saved me from venturing forth into the... Read more
Promised Daily Update #4
Hey there folks --
Hope the day is going well for everyone. I'm actually wrapping up work a bit early today -- about to head over to the in-laws for... Read more
Promised Daily Update #3
Sending this one out a bit earlier today, as I know it's the day before Thanksgiving here in the US, and a lot of you are probably prepping... Read more
Promised Daily Update #2
Hey folks --
Y'know, it occurred to me today that I'm not sure exactly when I should post these updates -- I've settled on "near to the end of the... Read more
There have been a couple of requests for an update, so I popped over here to post one.
I'm still hoping for digital delivery soon -- I'm shooting for the... Read more
No GenCon, No MacBook, Yes iMac, Yes Delivery!
Hey there folks--
I've answered some of you via email, the comments here, twitter, google+, Facebook and over on the FAR WEST forums, but I figured I should make a... Read more
A few of you have sent emails asking about my health, and so I figured that it was time for a general update, to let you know what's going on.... Read more
Recovery (and Work) Update
Hey folks -- Gareth here. I'm back.
First off -- thank you to everyone who sent me wishes to get well. It meant quite a lot to me -- this... Read more
Gareth Skarka hospitalized
Hello backers -
I'm Laura, Gareth's wife, posting on his behalf. Sorry for getting to you late - I was trying the wrong log-in info for the site. Those of... Read more
Just a quick note to let you know what's up: At this point, it's crossing "t"s and dotting "i"s, doing final passes on the index, catching any remaining "page XX"s,... Read more
Where Are We?
At the request of Ben W Bell, over in the comments, I'm posting this update to let you know where I am and when I expect to finish. (I have to... Read more
For Folks Who've Been Asking...
Popping in to let you know that we're chugging along -- I'm looking at digital delivery occurring late next week (which is a bit more on the "ish" side of... Read more
Final Delivery Set!
Hey there, folks--
I had an extensive Skype conference with the folks at Cubicle 7 in the UK yesterday, and got the OK on our actual, Honest-to-Seven-Hells, no-foolin delivery for... Read more
Almost There... (Stay on Target!)
OK -- the TL;DR version:
Bad: We're not going to make the 9/21 delivery estimate.
Good: It's not going to be much longer.
Blame for this one rests... Read more
Poking My Head Up...
I've had a couple of requests for an update, and I agree: I've had my head down, concentrating on getting FAR WEST completed that I've been remiss on keeping everyone... Read more
Limited Run News
Another quick update for you -- a lot of you have been waiting to hear about this:
I had a conference with Dom at Cubicle Seven this week, and I've... Read more
I've had a few folks contact me today, worried about the progress of FAR WEST -- mostly as a result of the high-profile failure of THE DOOM THAT CAME TO... Read more
Friday Progress Report: June 28th
Coming up fast on the end of June, and I'm sorry to say that I'm probably going to go over my own deadline -- I had originally set the end... Read more
Friday Progress Report: June 21st
• In response to a question I received: Yes, some of the tweaks that I mentioned last week have been changes made from the manuscript pages that went... Read more
Friday Progress Report: June 14th
• Still working on artwork, both of the backer-portrait and general illustrative variety.
• In related news, we're possibly also going to have some work by Cubicle 7's... Read more
Friday Progress Report: June 7th
Been so busy this week, Friday kinda snuck up on me!
Still waiting on word about the possibility of doing a separate limited run for backers, distinct from the wide-release... Read more
Friday Progress Report: May 31st
Short week, due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US, but work proceeds apace.
Graphical work continues -- art, and also forays into the actual page design for the... Read more
Friday Progress Report: May 24th
Hey there, folks --
Back at work again, after the 1200-mile round trip for my son's graduation and move. Whew! Managed to get back into town right as the severe... Read more
Weekly Update, May 16th
This week I'm doing our update on Thursday again, because I have a thousand-mile round trip scheduled over the next three days, as I head out to attend my son's... Read more
Cubicle Seven Heads Into The Far West
Hey folks -- you're getting the weekly update a bit early, since the T's have been crossed and the I's dotted, so we're ready to roll out this announcement today,... Read more
Friday Progress Report: May 3rd
This week was primarily administrative. Been finalizing some details (which we'll be announcing in the coming week) regarding production and distribution which I'm thrilled about.
Chapter 10: Secret Scrolls of... Read more
Friday Progress Report: April 26th
Busy, busy week.
First of all, I managed to repair the damage done to our forum software, plus clear out all the spam registrants, plus update the forum software, and... Read more
Friday Progress Report: April 19th
I'm sorry to report that we made no real progress towards completion this week, due to a couple of factors:
First, the events this week in Boston -- I've got... Read more
Friday Progress Report: April 12th
Got the edits back on Chapter 9! So that's done. Also did more interior artwork.
Of course, then I realized there was some more stuff I wanted to put into... Read more
Friday Progress Report: April 5th
Did a bunch of art this week, while waiting on the final editing pass on Chapter 9.
Here's where we stand:
Chapter 9: Furious Action - 95% (Editing)
Layout: Based... Read more
Friday Progress Report: March 29th
Back from PAX East, where I got to meet a few of you in person, which was great. I spent a day longer in Boston than I had intended, thanks... Read more
I just realized that I forgot to give folks a heads-up in last Friday's update: I'll be at PAX East in Boston from Thursday until Monday, toiling away for my... Read more
Friday Progress Report: March 15th
I wish I had more progress to report this week, as we'd had a few really good ones in a row and got a LOT done, but I was nailed... Read more
Friday Progress Report: March 8th
Here's this week's progress:
Chapter 8: Cog Science -95% (Editing)
Chapter 9: Furious Action - 95% (Editing)
Chapter 10: A Fistful of Bastards - 95% (Editing)
Layout: Work proceeds on... Read more
Friday Progress Report: March 1st
Howdy folks! Neither 20 inches of snow, nor illness (both myself and my wife coming down with colds) shall stay your tireless designers from their appointed tasks!
Here's this week's... Read more
Friday Progress Report: February 22nd
Back at the office after working the convention in L.A.
Now that we're so near, to make it clearer how close we are to done, I'm only listing the material... Read more
Friday Progress Report: February 8th
As we get down to the last few bits, it seems like things go so slowly -- it's frustrating, but this is nothing new. Every project feels like this towards... Read more
Friday Progress Report: February 1st
Here's this Friday's update -- coming into the home stretch! Most of the progress this week was in Chapters 7 through 9.
Chapter 1: Foreword: 100% Completed
Chapter 2: Introduction:... Read more
Friday Progress Report: January 25th
Another Friday, another update...
This week I was keeping a number of plates spinning, and didn't get as much progress on FAR WEST as I'd have liked, but luckily I... Read more
Friday Progress Report: January 18th
This week's update...
Chapter 1: Foreword: 100% Completed
Chapter 2: Introduction: 100% Completed
Chapter 3: Heroes Wrought From Iron, Villains Born of Fire - 100% Completed
Chapter 4: Legendary Deeds... Read more
Friday Progress Report: January 11th
This week's update...
Another slow week, owing to the comedy of errors that saw my entire household taken down by the plague (as an aside, folks -- if you haven't... Read more
Friday Progress Update: January 4th
Ni Hao, Pardners.
Until we release the FAR WEST Adventure Game, I'll be posting one of these every Friday, so that I can continue to keep you informed as to... Read more
Greetings, and I hope that the holidays have been enjoyable for those of you who celebrate!
Recently, I received a suggestion from a backer: He said that instead... Read more
An update, and a question for you.
Still plugging away -- things are going way slower than I'd like (and not just on FAR WEST -- other stuff... Read more
If you're not familiar with the term, agita is the phonetic spelling of the Southern Italian pronunciation of "acido", and specifically, an Italian-American term meaning indigestion, heartburn -- expanded to... Read more
How's It Going?
Sorry things have been so quiet on this end. September has been a rough month -- a lot of fires needed putting out, which pulled me away from... Read more
Update and GenCon Seminar
Just a quick "where we're at" for you today -- I'm actually laid up with a particularly insidious bout of Con Crud, which has knocked me out of commission... Read more
Our fiction anthology, TALES OF THE FAR WEST, has been nominated for a 2012 ENnie Award, in the category of Best RPG-Related Product.
We've got really strong competition,... Read more
I'm trying to make sure that I touch base regularly, so that everybody is receiving the same info, rather than me answering emails as they come in.
Still hammering away... Read more
The preview articles continue over at the FAR WEST website. Today's entry features an overview of the combat system!
The article features another new piece by Rick... Read more
Hey there, folks.
We've just posted a new development article up on the FAR WEST website, giving a glimpse of the steps of character creation:
Also appearing at the... Read more
The Home Stretch
As we enter the home stretch, I'll be updating you here more often, and posting more material to the website as well.
Speaking of the website-- be sure... Read more
Forum and Far West Society now live!
We've officially launched the Forum, and the Far West Society.
Details are available here:
Looking forward to talking to you!
New Year, New Update!
Poking my head up from work to give you fine folks a quick update on developments:
First: The official FAR WEST forums will be going live on Monday! ... Read more
Salutations from the FAR WEST development team -- we hope that you're all preparing to enjoy time among family and friends in whatever holiday traditions you observe.
As we're getting... Read more
FAR WEST Live Chat, Sunday 10/30
I'm headed out to the Bay Area this weekend, where FAR WEST co-developer T.S. Luikart and I will engage in some intensive face-to-face development work, and then attend... Read more
Photo Deadline, and General Update
A quick update to let you know that our Art Director, Rick Hershey, tells me that he needs the backers who are receiving the custom portraits ($150 Backers... Read more
New Material Up On Site
I know things have been a bit quiet on our end for the past few weeks -- understandably, we're up to our necks in FAR WEST work (and... Read more
A Video Update on Progress and Process
Taking a breather from working on FAR WEST to update you on our progress, and a bit on our process as well....
All throughout the FAR WEST Kickstarter, you've heard from me via these updates and in the comments. I've answered emails, and spoken to a few of you via Twitter,... Read more
Thank you all so very, very much.
Honestly, I have no words right now. I'm absolutely stunned. Not only did we raise 986% of our target, but we... Read more
The Last Roundup
We're coming up on the last 48 hours of this amazing process. We cannot even begin to thank you enough for the response to FAR WEST, which... Read more
The Last Milestone
Over the weekend, we reached the $25,000 level, meaning that all backers who have pledged $65 or higher will receive a poster map by FAR WEST cartographer Andrew... Read more
At the time of this writing, we are about $700 away from the $25K level, at which point our milestone reward kicks in -- the poster map by... Read more
Fair Day, Backers!
Got back from the sheer insanity of GenCon 2011 yesterday. 5 days, about 18 hours of sleep total, one meal per day, and the overwhelming rush of... Read more
Welcome to August! Welcome to Prosperity!
By now, you folks are probably getting tired of me being flabbergasted.
I keep setting milestone targets, assuming that it will take a while for us to... Read more
Just a quick update for your Friday--
We've finalized the author line-up for TALES OF THE FAR WEST, the short story anthology that kicks off the fiction line in... Read more
Onward and Upward, Plus Some Goodies
As of this update, we're about $1200 away from our next goal, which will result in all backers having the town of Prosperity added to their rewards, as... Read more
Goal #3 Reached, and a New Goal Set
You people are absolutely incredible.
4 days ago, we passed the 10K level, and set our new goal. This morning, we passed 13.5K -- which means that everyone will... Read more
Multiple Copies, and New TALES Authors!
A quick addition, in response to emails that a few folks have sent me: If you're wanting to purchase additional copies of the Limited Edition Hardcover, you... Read more
New Authors for TALES!
We're on our way to our next goal ($13.5K) and the ebook/Kindle/PDF version of our first FAR WEST fiction release that will accompany it: TALES OF THE FAR WEST.... Read more
Goal #2 Reached, and New Goal Set....
Well, you did it again! We set another goal ($10K), and you reached it. We're utterly blown away by the response to FAR WEST, and... Read more
Tales of the FAR WEST
We started on Monday. It's now Friday, and we're currently nearing $8700 -- only $1300 more to go until we unlock the LEGENDS OF THE FAR WEST... Read more
Fastest Gun In The FAR WEST
Our initial funding goal was met in only FIFTEEN HOURS!
First of all, a hearty THANK YOUto everyone who has pledged so far. We love our backers... Read more