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My Absence, and SS & S

Yes, I know it's been a little over a week since I last posted here on the blog.

May apologies for that, but lots of stuff going on with me, and as noted in this journal entry, I've been working my butt off on the re-edits of the Shadow, Sword & Spell Basic rulebook. The editing work on the Shadow, Sword & Spell: Basic book has eaten up large chunks of my spare time, and virtually the last two weeks have been spent editing that book when I wasn't at work, or doing somethings friends- or family-related.

Suffice it to say there was a lot more work on some of the chapters of Basic than I had expected, but I have managed to finish off this round of re-edits (though I have my doubts that the book was actually edited when it comes right down to it, given some of the sheer grammatical and spelling that I've had to correct), and the now properly edited chapters of the book are back with Richard Iorio II at Rogue Games. I like to think that the edits and work that I've put in to the book will makeBasic a better rpg rulebook, and that the Shadow, Sword & Spell game will be better for my work. Only time will tell, I suppose.

So now I sit back and wait for the revisions of the edits to come back from Richard for some more possible editing, as well as in the hopes that several other projects for Shadow, Sword & Spell get tossed my way in the meantime. If nothing else, the edits on Basic and Expert will have to be gone over again, so I'm assured of some more to do on both those books before the end of the year. I've also submitted a couple of adventure ideas to the folks at Rogue Games for the system, and will see if any of that bears fruit.


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Oct. 30th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
I know exactly where you're coming from, Viktor, since I was somewhat disappointed in the Shadow, Sword & Spell: Basic book when I read it. That said, you're not alone in hoping that my edits have made the book a better one.

What was the other book that you bought from the Rogue Games folks that you were disappointed with?

As for the upgrade stuff, there is likely to be something along those lines, but I'm not sure what the plan is, to be honest.
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Nov. 1st, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
I thought that Thousand Suns has been out for some time now, Viktor, so I guess James figured it was time for an update to the game system, a bit of clean-up, and addressing some of the gamers concerns about the game.

The 2nd edition/revision/whatever it's being called likely won't be out until next year, but I could be wrong.
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Nov. 10th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Well, I believe that James has wanted to do a new edition of Thousand Suns primarily to improve the look and layout of the game and to make a few changes here and there, but I think that all rpgs do this eventually if they last long enough. (And some of those that don't, should.)

I'm looking forward to both the new version of Thousand Suns and the re-edited version of Shadow, Sword & Spell.
Oct. 29th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
You're a busy man. Nice to see you around again. :)
Oct. 30th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's me, a busy bee. :)

I blog when I have time, and that's been in short supply this past couple of weeks what with the edits to do and all, but I've also gotten back on Twitter with some new software as well.
Nov. 4th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
What's the deal with the SSS re-edit? I'm going to pick up the game at some point - although I have no burning desire to do so now. Would it be worth waiting for the revised version?
Nov. 4th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
The business with the re-edit of SS & S: Basic is, to put it bluntly, to do with the fact that the version that was released at GenCon has terrible editing, and the fact of the matter is that there are some inconsistencies in the rules and a certain amount of lack of clarity. Hence why the book is being re-edited by Richard et moi.

I can tell you that I might wait until the re-edited version of the book comes out, simply because I can say with 100% certainty that the re-edited version of the book will read better, makes a few changes and additions, and will have the clarity that book needed to begin with.

That said, the book as it is is playable, despite what some have said, and there are also some interesting game supplements and adventures in the works for the game as well.

Any other questions I can answer? :)
Nov. 4th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
I think I shall wait for the re-edit then. I don't see myself running the game anytime soon, so I'd like the cleaned up version. Do you have any idea of a timeline? Will the re-edit be out for Origins / GenCon 2011?
Nov. 5th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
While I can't speak for Richard here, I do know that he would like to get the re-edited version of Shadow, Sword & Spell out before the new year, and the re-edits are proceeding along very quickly. So well before Origins/GenCon 2011 I suspect. :)
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