It’s the holiday season. Which means, it’s time for an update!
This month I tried to take a bit of a vacation, to help me collect my wits. It didn’t entirely work, as I had to handle a number of time-sensitive issues. Plus, staying at home and calling it a “vacation” probably isn’t the best way of going about things. I think I need to plan well in advance to have a proper, away-from-home, not-thinking-at-all-about-Pugsteady vacation. It’s all part of learning how to be self-employed!
The manuscript for the game is done, done, done! I’ve sent it off to the art director, who is laying it out and talking to artists. Thanks to the successful Kickstarter, we can add in a lot of art, and I think this will be a gorgeous book when it’s done. I can’t wait to see it!
The anthology is also starting to kick into gear. James Lowder is really taking the bull by the horns, and he’s passing along some tough questions about the setting (which is a huge help!) We’re in the middle of people pitching stories to him, but already I think this will be a great line-up of talent.
In the meantime, I’m now heads-down on Pugmire: Monarchies of Mau. After a few unsuccessful starts, I think I have a strong idea that fits well within what I’ve established for Pugmire but is also its own thing. I’ve bounced it off a few people, and so far everyone seems to like where it’s going. Which means I need to start preparing for the next Kickstarter! Eep!
I’ve been really focused on helping out with the World of Darkness project for Earplay, called “The Orpheus Device.” Working with Dave Grossman and Rich Dansky has been awesome, and I’m starting to hear the audio from the actors as well. I think this will be a compelling product that will do justice to Wraith: The Oblivion.
Meanwhile, I’ve finally gotten back to the Pugmire Earplay, which I’ve tentatively titled “Friends and Enemies.” The design is in a pretty good place, and hopefully by this time next month I’ll have a final script and some actors ready to go!
Midwinter Gaming Convention
As I mentioned last month, I’ll be at the Midwinter Gaming Convention in Milwaukee. This year is even more pug-stastic than usual! I’ll be playtesting my first efforts on Monarchies of Mau, I’ll have a few Pugmire-themed card games to try out, and I might even have a Pugmire-related Earplay teaser to show off! This show is a lot of fun, so come check it out!
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