Greetings from the Black Hole of Castorhage
Hello Fellow Blighters!
We've finally managed to get a signal flare up from the depths of the spice mines deep underneath the city. You've got to angle the shot juuust right to catch the ricochet and clear the angle of the adit. Anyway, in the brief moment of illumination provided before our homemade flare composed entirely of our own excrement...and potatoes, of course (Astronaut Matt Damon was right; it's amazing what you can do with potatoes and sufficient fecal material!), I thought we'd give a little bit of an update as you patiently wait on this product.
I've seen some comments on the KS wondering whether the pdfs are about to be released. The bad news is that they are not. When the pdfs are about to be released means that they're going to the printer also, and we're still a ways off from the printer here. And adding an entire new game system didn't speed things up any.
However, the news isn't all bad. Here's the good news:
The entirety of the main Blight manuscript by Richard Pett is in and is mostly through pre-development.
The entirety of Bloody Jack is in, is through full development and editing, and is currently in system conversion.
The entirety of The Crucible is in, is through pre-development and is currently on my desk undergoing its final development. Then it's off to the editor and system conversion.
Bill tells me Harvest is well on its way to being done, Alistair is cranking away at Sinks, and Brandon Hodge is furiously hemorrhaging his very heart's blood to complete Nails (I might be exaggerating slightly on that last one, but that's how I imagine it). :-)
Richard has turned in the text for all of the Blight cards, and its awaiting my development pass before it goes to production.
The writing for the Tome of Blighted Horrors is about 50% complete and is undergoing development, and I am going back to the Blight manuscripts and inserting the new info out of it into the adventures themselves.
Art is underway for the main book, the Tome of Blighted Horrors, and Bloody Jack, with more to follow, of course.
So all of that is to say that this is a herculean project with about a gazillion moving parts, but the parts are indeed moving, and that the initial writing (which is the most important of the moving parts) is mostly complete with only a few peripheral things remaining. So we're slow, but we're in solid shape.
We appreciate all of the support you've given us, and I assure you we're doing everything we can to ensure that not only are we making The Blight the best product that it can be but that it will also live up to the infernal fever dream in Richard Pett's brain from which it spawned. Our apologies on that last bit, btw.
Oops, the light's sputtering out. That means the night-slugs will be swarming soon. Gotta' get back under cover. More updates to follow!