The Sword of the Bastard Elf
The Sword of the Bastard Elf is finally here! Very shortly I'll be emailing out the DriveThruRPG codes for the book, which you can get in one of three... Read more
About to kick the Elf out of home
A convoluted way of telling you that the Elf is nearly ready for Kickstarter backers: I've ordered proofs from DriveThru which will be here some time in the next week... Read more
July Update 2018
Hi and welcome to what is probably the last pre-release update. Thanks for bearing with the project for so long: it's not like you really had a choice since the... Read more
June Update - 2018 edition
Well, this should be the second last update before the book comes out.
Illustrations: that's pretty much all I've been doing. Although I wanted to get them done a bit... Read more
Another Mid May Update
Hi and welcome to another Sword of the Bastard Elf update.
Making solid progress on the illustrations : all the interstitial (spacer) graphics are done, and about a third of... Read more
Hi again and welcome to another
Sword of the Bastard Elf update
April's halfway through and I've been making steady process on the illustrations - slightly less than one full-page... Read more
End of March Update
Howdy, it's that time again!
Work continues on The Sword of the Bastard Elf : with the writing out of the way it's playtesting and illustrating. I've got a group... Read more
Early March Update
Huge news: The Sword of the Bastard Elf is finished, or at least the writing and the main part of the layout is. A lot of work remains - illustration,... Read more
February Update: done editing!
All the paragraphs are doing what they have to do and just about everything is spelt right and makes sense at last. It's now time for layout:
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Good news everyone! I finally, finally finished writing the first draft of the book, all 1821 paragraphs and 340,000 words of it. As usual I underestimated the complexity of the... Read more
Ok, so I lied to you and myself about the complexity of the Bilgeton ending : it's actually staggeringly complex like everything else in this book. There are at least... Read more
Mini Update Mid December
A real quick one to sum up this week's work:
Everything other than the entrance to Bilgeton from the North Gate is now complete. This weekend I finished off the... Read more
Greetings and welcome to another Sword of the Bastard Elf update.
Sorry that it's been a long time between beers but I've been working hard to get the game into... Read more
October Update Part 1
Hi there, just a quick update to let you know I'm not dead. I've returned from my travels and also recovered from doing that (jet lag is really not a... Read more
Howdy y'all, here's the September happenings.
Firstly I went to the Fighting Fantasy Fest in London, and that was really cool. There were a couple hundred people in attendance, I... Read more
Greetings and welcome to another Sword of the Bastard Elf update! Apologies for the slowness on these - I tend to get carried away writing and don't put enough time... Read more
Welcome to another Sword of the Bastard Elf update!
Apologies about how long it's been between drinks but it turned out that I hadn't quite turned the corner on my... Read more
Howdy and thanks for waiting for this update!
In short the last months has been pretty terrible for work on the book. As I mentioned in the last update I... Read more
Hi and welcome to another update!
Not a big one this week - there's nothing particularly interesting to report other than that I've been sitting down and doing a lot... Read more
Progress report #9 - Bastardcules
This week I took a step back and tried to get a bit of planning done. As a result I didn't add a lot of entries to the... Read more
Progress report #4 - Moving forward
Howdy and welcome to another update. Gonna keep this one short. I'm sure we all have places to be and things to do.
I hope you'll be pleased... Read more
Here Be Dragons
Well I don't quite know how it happened but we've met all the stretch goals as of sometime today. On top of all the other stretch bonuses everyone will get... Read more
Proper Update #6 : 48 hours, Inspiration and Livestreaming
Final stretch! I couldn't be happier with the way this campaign has gone and the support from and interaction with the backers has been incredible. Anyway even though it's been... Read more
An Evening with the Bastard Elf
Just a quick update to let you know that I'll be trying out that new-fangled Kickstarter Live dealy for a couple of hours on Saturday night from 11pm UK time... Read more
2500 stretch goal unlocked!
Again, I thought the next stretch goal would be a little further away. This is a mini update to say, once again, thanks, and to explain the thing that's been... Read more
2000 guilders! Colour and print options
I can't quite believe this but we crossed over the £2000 mark while I was sleeping last night and unlocked the stretch goal for colouring everything! I was sort of... Read more
Funded in 24 hours
You probably won't regret this.
(Thanks very much, you rule).
Onwards to the first stretch goal at £2000 - colouring everything in the book and the cards. Colour books will... Read more