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Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:34 am
by torus
Omitting the original Blacksand adventure is no great loss. Better to have a bunch of hooks or short adventure outlines.

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:58 pm
by bottg
A quick update.... A bad case of Norovirus last week hit me hard and delayed things, but the main manuscript is finished. Some tidying up to do and bits and pieces to finish, but the manuscript is now with the proofreaders and layout should start in a couple of days.

Longer than i anticipated, but i am very happy with it at the moment!

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:24 am
by MountainPeak11
parkusuk wrote:A quick update.... A bad case of Norovirus last week hit me hard and delayed things, but the main manuscript is finished. Some tidying up to do and bits and pieces to finish, but the manuscript is now with the proofreaders and layout should start in a couple of days.

Longer than i anticipated, but i am very happy with it at the moment!
Well I guess I have to look on the bright side, in that it's going to come out after I've finished my deadline!

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:17 pm
by Nuvole!
parkusuk wrote:A quick update.... A bad case of Norovirus last week hit me hard and delayed things, but the main manuscript is finished. Some tidying up to do and bits and pieces to finish, but the manuscript is now with the proofreaders and layout should start in a couple of days.

Longer than i anticipated, but i am very happy with it at the moment!
I bet'd you had some of the "heaing potions" that I helped making...

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:54 pm
by Nuvole!
First time I can see Blacksand cover... http://www.fightingfantazine.co.uk/FF11.pdf page 10 8)

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:03 am
by torus
Hullalla wrote:First time I can see Blacksand cover... http://www.fightingfantazine.co.uk/FF11.pdf page 10 8)
Always have trouble viewing this magazine, the file size is so big. Wish there was a slimline version. Anyway, I managed to see the cover picture. Is that confirmed? I suppose there hasn't really been a decent painting of Blacksand's streets - eg like the famous one of Khare.

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:27 pm
by d6&d6
Blacksand in may! It sounds good in my ears! I wanted to send my players there but I guess I'll send them the other way of Allansia just for the time I'll get this book! :wink:

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:56 pm
by bottg
I should have my test copy from the printer by the end of next week, and all being well i should be sending out the softcovers signed by me a week later.
The Steve & Ian signed books will be a little later, as will the leatherbounds.

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:30 pm
by Skyrock
I'm thrilled to see that there will finally be a re-release of the Blacksand book.

The Blacksand portion of the AFF1 book consisted of 90 pages in ~A5, so about 45 pages in the new AFF2 format. At which page count does the city portion clock in in the new book?

Will there any random encounter table(s) for towns in general/Port Blacksand/the districts of Blacksand?

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:58 pm
by bottg
The Blacksand stuff is about 60+ pages in the new book, with about 35 of new rules/settlement generation etc.

I havn't included a random encounter table, but that is not a bad idea, and it could go into an appendix which i am doing today.

I have been tweaking and adding bits all weekend so far, but it should be ready to order test copies first thing tues as planned. Photos by the end of next week, and hopefully most will be posted out the end of the following week.

Nearly there....(phew).....

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:15 pm
by d6&d6
What makes my day these times? Is to see a new parkusuk message in the Blacksand Status :D

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:27 pm
by MountainPeak11
Excellent work Graham! I'll definitely be doing a review on my new channel of it (shameless plug: http://www.youtube.com/user/theroguedm)! I'm very excited! Can't wait to get my copy! :D (Btw am I right in thinking that only paperbacks either signed by you or Steve and Ian, or leatherbound versions are available? Ie no hardback copies?)

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:02 pm
by bottg
MountainPeak11 wrote:Excellent work Graham! I'll definitely be doing a review on my new channel of it (shameless plug: http://www.youtube.com/user/theroguedm)! I'm very excited! Can't wait to get my copy! :D (Btw am I right in thinking that only paperbacks either signed by you or Steve and Ian, or leatherbound versions are available? Ie no hardback copies?)
All three were part of the indiegogo campaign, and i will get some extra copies of both softcover and hardback done for expo/webstore.

Just finishing off the encounter tables now, steve luxton has promised me the final map this evening and proofreading ongoing.....

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:04 pm
by bottg
Added to which, i have something else AFF related for Expo....

Re: Blacksand - Status

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:07 pm
by bottg
Test copies ordered, some photos at the end of the week with any luck!