Sunday, November 16, 2014

Puppets... and other progress.

Alligator and Puppeteer
by Gary Dupuis
I first had the idea for Puppets of Porphyra during the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous this year. Immediately upon returning I set Perry upon the task of writing it. It is out as of today and you can pick it up at many of our vendors including our own Wazala store where the NOVEMBER codeword sale is still in effect.

To say that I'm a little bit backlogged right now would be a terrible understatement. Here is a list of what we are currently working on:

Compilations

  • Paths of Power II compilation (taking significantly longer than I thought it should)
  • Prestige Archetypes compilation (in the queue behind PoPII)
  • Fehr's Ethnology Complete (Perry is working on new materials to unify and expand this product)
Lines
  • Classes of Porphyra: Cavaliers is written and waiting on a final piece of art. Assassins and Rangers has been ordered.
  • Faerie Tales from Unlit Shores (DCC): The 3rd adventure is written and playtested. The final art should be in next week and I can get it off to Joseph for approval by the weekend I hope.
  • Heroes of...: Middle Kingdoms, Azag-Itheil, Birdman Mountains, Advent Imperiax (all primary writing done, secondary writing and art needed for all)
  • Legendary Classes: no new offerings currently in development.
  • Warrior Prestige Archetypes: all primary writing is done and all art has been acquired. We work to put these out on a regular basis.
Stand-Alones
  • 4Saken: Now in the hands of a freelancer to develop.
  • Lands of Porphyra: Perry has done everything he can for this book it is now in my hands to complete. I need to push those compilations out to completion first however so it doesn't look like I'll make any more headway here until at least December or the new year.
  • Monsters of Porphyra II: I don't have much time to work on my own projects so this one has stalled as a result. 
  • XXXXX of Porphyra: This is a supplement to our Gods of Porphyra and Elemental Lords of Porphyra that is being written by a well-known freelancer. Someone we haven't worked with before.
  • XXXXX of Porphyra: Is a racial supplement detailing one of the Porphyra races we have talked very little about. This is in the hands of a freelancer who has a strong affinity for this race (2 parts of 7 are written).
I need to get back to the PoP II compilation but expect to see Cavaliers of Porphyra, FT 2 - The Mermaid of Portsmouth, and an new Warrior Prestige Archetype before December.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Convention Season for PDG

It is October which can only mean that it is time for the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous 2014. The Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous (GFGR) is a 3-day convention held in Montana. Stolen from the website:

Founded in 2012, our goal is to bring gamers together for a weekend of quality gaming and other activities for a weekend of non-stop fun and entertainment.
We host a variety of different games and activities ranging from Roleplaying Games, Board & Card games, Video Games, Gaming Panels, a Costuming Contest, and much much more.
The 2014 Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous will be held Columbus Day Weekend, October 10-12 at the Townhouse Inn, 1411 10th Ave South, (406) 761-4600.
Our guests this year include David Nett, Marlesa Crawford, Crimson Vermillion & John Ruggles!

I attended last year at the request of Robert Thomson and participated in a number of panels, ran a group through Purple Mountain, and played in a number of games including a demo of the Swordland Rpg. I also got to meet with Owen K. C. Stephens last year which was a treat for me.

I'm going back again this year and lead author and unrelenting editor Perry Fehr is also coming along as well. I'll be on four panels and trying to run as many DCC games as I can in the inbetween times, and Perry will be on two panels and trying to run as many Pathfinder games set in Porphyra as he can.

If you are in Montana, you should make it part of your weekend. If you are in Southeast Saskatchewan or Southern Alberta and heading into the states on this Thanksgiving Weekend the GFGR is a great place to get some gaming in.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The New September...

The Celestial Knight
The new school year has started for me over a Purple Duck Games and it looks like the first semester is going to be a very busy one. So much so, that I think it is necessary to develop a bit of a work schedule in order to balance the workload and make progress on a number of things. After my schoolwork is done for the night. Right now, my workload looks like this...

Monday - Monsters of Porphyra II
Tuesday - Lands of Porphyra
Wednesday - Prestige Archetypes (Warrior Prestige Archetypes + Compilation)
Thursday - Heroes of the .... (currently Middle Kingdoms)
Friday - [Campaign Prep - Wrath of the Righteous]
Saturday - Paths of Power II Compilation
Sunday - Fehr's Ethnology Complete

Each of those should receive between zeros minutes and a couple of hours a day if things go well and it will keep multiple projects moving forward.

Speaking of which, Warrior Prestige Archetypes Subscription (WPAs) launches this week and we have the Celestial Knight already up for sale at the wazala store. I'll be uploading the other files to the store right away after I get some freelancers paid and some new art ordered.

Speaking of art, Jacob Blackmon is the primary artist on the Warrior Prestige Archetypes and Gary Dupuis is back from his summer vacation and is back at work putting together a whack of new art for me on some unmentioned product.

We also drop off a ton of prize support for the 24 Hours to Play with Your Food (2014) event today with Dana.