This week we wrap up the Fate Core Campaign Setting. All the content’s there, but it’s still in draft; I welcome any and all feedback on it, particularly on the game-y bits I may have gotten horribly wrong. I’m more of a world builder than a game designer, in terms of skill rather than enthusiasm. I enthusiastically design wonderful worlds and enthusiastically craft horribly broken and imbalanced game systems. It’s kind of my thing, as you may know if you played NWN.
In addition, I’ve got the cover to the upcoming vol//003 book to show you. As you can see we’ve managed to keep the visual motif going from cover to cover, which is gonna be kinda awesome in the end. I may need to do a social media contest where you tweet all three covers together and I give you a prize of some type. That’s the kind of thing smart viral marketers making the big bucks do, yes? Yes.
The next update will be the start of //021, slightly delayed to the evening of May 10th because I’ll be flying back into town that afternoon. “Flying from where?” you may ask.
All next week I will be enduring a madcap steeple chase of finicky toddlers and finicky grandparents through the manyfold appendages and orifices of Mickey Mouse. I am unconvinced that this will be a ‘relaxing vacation’ although I am still willing to give it a hearty try. With any luck, it will be an enjoyable experience rather than a harrowing ordeal. If you’d like to smile, laugh, and/or cringe along with me, I’ll be frequently Tweeting the experience and you can follow me over yonder. (Conversely if you enjoy my writing tweets but don’t want vacation spam, I won’t mind if you unfollow me for a week as long as you come back into my gentle and waiting arms in the end. Shhh. Daddy’s got you.)
With any luck I’ll secure some time to write more of //021 in Florida. I actually have a week’s worth done and ready, but I’d like to get farther ahead. I had to sit down and seriously think about upcoming twists, like the mechanics of the bleed, the alliance of Patient 31, and where ultimately all of this is going… this is a major, major turning point chapter. I can’t fly by the seat of my pants anymore, I need my hazy plans to become concrete, or disaster will errupt. My goal is to have all that insanity invisible to the reader, though, LOOKING like a smooth and fully planned experience crafted by a master rather than an easily panicked and anxiety riddled madman. …which I suppose is negated by this blog post so I think I need a distraction so I can run for it HEY LOOK OVER THERE WHAT THE HELL IS THAT