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Hi Benoit and Zachery, this is my second day back working. I'm doing half days as I'm still struggling with breathing and the pain. That said, I'm feeling ok in myself and I'm getting better every day 😀
The maps for FSLN need completing (there are four remaining) and I'm currently using my half days back to do those. Apologies for the wait.
Hello, any news ? Thanks
Any new news for a monthly update?
All the best, Steph! Recover well.
Best wishes to Stephanie.
Thank you Badger!
Hope you feel better soon Stephanie!!
Badger here. I got permission from Stephanie to post this update. First, the bad news: Stephanie has been in the hospital recently, and because of this, will be unable to do any work for another week or two. Obviously, this will delay the completion of the maps by a bit.
The good news is that the layout is almost complete. At this point, I'm awaiting one final piece of artwork from Reuben, and the last of the maps from Stephanie. All other work, except for some bits at the beginning of the book, and the collection of maps and handouts at the back of the book, are completed. Once I have those final assets, I can finish everything off, and send the whole book to Stephanie for approval.
Thanks for your continued patience. We're getting very close to the end.
Hi Thomas, please read the update fully. The PDF for this campaign is not yet complete but will be soon. Badger is very patiently waiting for me to finish the maps.
Hi, I backed FSLN with a pdf-only pledge. But I did not receive any files yet. I do get the updates from Stephanie, though. According to the last update, the pdfs have already been sent out. Could you please confirm?
Hi, ill post an update tomorrow including a map from one of the scenarios.
Is it time for our monthly update yet? It's been almost 4 weeks since the last update. This project has been closed for over 11 months and is 8 months past due. Is there any real update, possible release date, anything?
Any ETA as yet? Is layout nearly done, are we getting closer to a PDF and initial proof version?
Is it possible to upgrade my pledge from PDF to Hardcover + PDF? Or is it too late in the game for that?
I missed backing TTWLB, but got it as an add-on in this KS. Given the new outlook on KS backer exclusives at Stygian Fox, will l be able to purchse the TTWLB "The Grand Plan" anytime soon?
@Brian as per the updates the project is in layout. Badger is laying them out and a sample has just been sent out.
Whats the status of this Kickstarter? Have not received anything.
And The updates arent telling me anything
Thanks Chitin. I looked notice to posting but stopped once Ingot to credits then looked no further. Cheers
I don't need Kickstarter exclusives. If the content you have there makes the book even better, put them into the retail version!
@all: You can now start flaming me. But first think about it. You never buoyed this (hopefully) masterpiece. You sent SFP money because you wanted to make them able to create something great. Why would someone now be so egoistic, sitting on the exclusive contents, mumbling 'my treasure', and holding these (hopefully) great stories back from the rest of the world wich why ever missed the first shot?
Pen and Paper role play is not a single player. So with everyone who can spread this stories, the get better and more valuable.
Long story short: SFP why don't you make a poll and ask if it is fine to make these contents a little less exclusive? Maybe there are more people out there thinking like I do.
Go on with your art. I love ttwlb!
@Hobbs - Aspirations was the £20,000 Stretch Goal that was unlocked. Its a separate PDF containing an organization loosely connected to the Global News Service from The Things We Leave Behind, four more scenarios, and then a few other things like a new tome, a couple locations, and a new alien entity.
Sorry but I don’t understand the your last update. I am not knee deep in this project, it has nearly been a year, plus i am in several kickstarters over the the last year that deal Cthulhu. So what is Aspiration. I guess I would like a bit of a refresher with each update.
And now, Hudson & Brand having had its digital release, I turn my gaze to my most-anticipated release of the year!
I've just corresponded with Badger and he tells me it's 80% done. He'll chime in later with some more information.
Going on almost 4 weeks since the last comment update on FSLN, over a month and a half since the last official update. Can we get an update on the progress of FSLN, is it 10% done? 50% done? Started?
So has layout been started on FSLN? Are we looking at January? Or March/April for delivery?
Hope to see PDF version before Christmas
The H&B standard book should be with you in PDF format by Christmas. Print shortly after. The other editions should take a few weeks after that.
FSLN is delayed because the same person we have laying it out is finishing up H&B. Everything is done for that book except layout.
The current Kickstarter 'The Book of Contemporary Magical Places', like its predecessor 'The Book of Contemporary Magical Things' was written by Darren Pearce, layout, art, concept, some writing, editing, and the campaign was by me. The work hours used on those two books are completely unconnected to H&B and FSLN.
I'm not in the habit of wasting my work hours sitting around while waiting for others to finish. That's why the two recent and separate books.
I hope that answers, as much as I can, your questions.
Notice that you (Stygian Fox) currently have another KS running/raising funding.
Any chance you could perhaps give us a meaningful update on when you will be delivering 'Hudson and Brand' and 'Fears Sharp Little Needles'?
Both are currently looking to be SIX MONTHS overdue, with no delivery dates yet in sight.
Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger... Badger...
***falls over giggling***
Hi all, ill post a full update tomorrow.
Badger is our layout artist who is busy finishing the layout on Hudson and Brand but more on that tomorrow.
An update, please? Don’t know or care who Badger is. Maybe probable ship dates?
Happy that this takes as long as it needs to. TTWLB was brilliant so if another month or two is what it needs to get it right that's fine with me. An update on a rough ETA would be good though.
An update? A little more detail other than "Badger is busy"?
@William, no, no one has gotten FSLN. The last we heard (Sep. update) it was waiting to go into layout.
How about another update? Announced shipping date was July, now we have October.
I have not received my Hardcover book. Was it shipped to me???
Quick question: Will the Counterfeit Identities PDF have fillable forms or will they just be printable and we will customize them by hand?
Definitely unofficial, but from what I can piece together (and hopefully not overstepping), the main book and its stretch goals that are included as part of the final, printed product, is written, edited, proofed, title pages are done, artwork is done, maps may or may not be done, and it's with Badger the over-worked pit pony.
8k - Expanded Horror: Complete (In Layout)
10k - Counterfeit Identities: ? Separate PDF, shouldn't slow down FSLN.
12k - Usual Suspects: ? (If not done, I can't imagine this one would take too long)
15k - Expanded Visions: Complete (In Layout)
17k - Expanded Script: Complete (In Layout)
20k - Apirations: Complete except art, maps, and layout. This is a separate pdf, and shouldn't slow down getting FSLN.
30k - Puncture Wounds:
A Free Badger - Not likely anytime soon.
In short, I think it should be pretty soon. :) Of course, my thoughts aren't always in sync with reality, so...yeah, and Stephanie, Jeff, Simon, and/or Badger, please feel free to correct any of my inaccurate assumptions as to the state of the various parts of this project.
Or a Free Badger!
Agree/Daulton, an update would be nice!
Any update on Fear's Sharp Little Needles?
No! He's mine! bwahahaha!
He's working hard, poor lamb. I'll keep you informed as to progress.
I'm sorry we didn't make July. We are waiting for Badger to become free (I have him working like a pit pony!) as I want to have him lay this out. His work on TTWLB was so instrumental to its success that we can't afford not to have him sprinkle his magic on this too. He's currently on other stuff but should free up soon.
Can we get another status report? Bummed that this did not make July. :(
Is the shipping still on for July?
Not really Zachary, other than to say that Badger has started layout. I've got poor Badger working overdrive :/
Any recent updates in the past month?
Nope, just my name.
I sent you a message from my account just now, hopefully that help link me to the project.
I can't find you on my list of backers. Did you use a nom-de-plume?