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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Bifford » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:37 pm

Yeah, I think this is awesome and we'll definitely have some of that! :)
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Nuvole! » Fri May 15, 2020 2:07 am

Soon it will be one year after this idea was launched... it is time to set up a deadline and work towards it... :)
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Slloyd14 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:21 pm

Nuvole! wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 2:07 am
Soon it will be one year after this idea was launched... it is time to set up a deadline and work towards it... :)
A job of mine is almost over now and I will have some more time soon. I know we have written material, so the two questions are:

What do we have?

What do we need?
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Nuvole! » Sat May 16, 2020 7:39 am

Happy to read that you have some time and goodwill to put on this job!
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Nuvole! » Tue May 19, 2020 11:28 am

Slloyd14 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:21 pm
What do we need?
Here is the answer:
bottg wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:31 am
a quarterly release? It could also be offered as a POD option so people could order a print version if they wanted it. A 30 page colour would cost about £2 to print, which is not too bad.
Ideally, the publications should be on January, April, July and October... perhaps we can make it for July 2020?
If I remember it right (this is not guaranteed. at all..), one magazine page completely full of text is about 900 words, but then of course there is all artwork, titles, etc.


Slloyd14 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:21 pm
What do we have?
Letters from Arion (by Graham): 631 words (one page, after you add titles and images)
Arion Books: 715 words (one page...)
Arron Notes and Letters: 1076 words (a bit more than one page...)
Arron Rumours: 1004 words (a bit more than one page...)
Chinese weapons for AFF: 1257 and at least as much images (two or three pages)
Sizing up monsters: 1227 words (one and half page)
Welcome to Arion adventure: 5317 words (six pages)
Jungle equipment + jungle magic + jungle PCs + jungle poisons and diseases + jungle ruins dungeons + NPCs in the jungle + shaman spells + travelling and hazards = 167+1137+1242+671+1608+1610+1019 + 2545 = 9999 (12 pages)
Gareus comic: 4 pages
Various artwork by JK: probably two pages

Total: about 37 pages... a bit more than enough! 8)

Still missing, but promised:
Andrew Wright: Pit section.



I think that Bifford and you have enough material available for making a 30 (...32 with covers?) pages magazine, assuming all material so far submitted is publishable, of course! :mrgreen:

If you think there is something else specific missing, please shout out loud! :lol:

Hope it helps 8)
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Slloyd14 » Tue May 19, 2020 11:58 am

Many thanks. Do we need art too?
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Nuvole! » Tue May 19, 2020 1:02 pm

Between Gareus (comic) and JK contributions we should be about OK with art, but assessing this topic is not my forte at all.
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by egdcltd » Tue May 19, 2020 3:12 pm

An editorial, details on contributing to future editions and, perhaps, a request for "Letters" - well, probably emails - of questions could also be included.

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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by egdcltd » Thu May 28, 2020 5:07 pm

So, if a July release was going to be being aimed for, is there anything we can do to help?

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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Bifford » Thu May 28, 2020 5:25 pm

I've been busy since yesterday working on this. At the moment it is "non-tangible stuff".

I am currently mind-mapping the project to help with with work-flow and layout thoughts. Rather than just "throwing everything in to a document" I am mapping stuff out so that I can keep the same flow throughout issues. Once I have it a bit more substantial (later tonight?) I'll throw it up here for you all to appraise and critique.
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Bifford » Thu May 28, 2020 11:27 pm

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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Nuvole! » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:56 am

Did you manage to go through the available material? Do you have enough material (quality + quantity)?
If you need help, don't be shy and let us know...
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Bifford » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:04 pm

Working on it now. I've downloaded all of the items in the group Dropbox so if anyone makes any changes be sure to tell me!

I am re-learning DTP (Scribus) as I do this. (I last touched Quark Xpress in College, so 1997-2000)
Today I re-discovered Master Pages. Then discovered their limitations. Which led me to discover Scrapbooks.
I am still getting a handle on style-guides.
I havn't yet worked out Contents automation.

What I do have so far is this (and a back page looking the same as Graham's initial mock-up).
The left hand page is a mock-up advertisement (using an image from the AFF Facebook group) so is temporary until Graham gets me a proper one or I make one up for real.
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Bifford » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:54 am

Okay. So today has been about:
Master Pages.
Styles.
Sorting the Contents page out. (contents lineup and editor's text liable to change).
(The left hand page is a thrown-together advert page mock-up)
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Re: AFF Fanzine (AFFFZ?)

Post by Andrew Wright » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:02 am

Looks good Bifford! :-)

Nearly finished some dragon pictures to go with my monster article.

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