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DESIGNER'S LOG (FAERIE DATE 08-03-17)

In a Faerie Haze

I'm ecstatic and exhausted from having just finished the first book! Yeah! (And I've been on a self-imposed communications blackout for a bit to get this done, so if you emailed me, I'll be responding soon.)

I have just sent the print proof of the Campaign Guide to backers (whether Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or ZSP webstore pre-orders). It's a big file (141 MB PDF) with all the bits included for Pathfinder.

If anyone is interested in proofreading this (which would be super helpful, and yes, I already know the ISBN isn't there yet), I need any comments by August 21. (I'll be at NecronomiCon Providence the week before that.) Once I'm back, the finalized version of this will be uploaded to the printer, and luscious books with not be far behind.

We are nearly done finalizing the 5E version, and I hope to have that proof ready late next week before I leave for the convention.

Then once those two are having fun in printertown, I'll be finishing off the Player's Guide.

For Faerie...!

And here's our kitsune mascot from Domenico Neziti:
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I think I just finished the Campaign Guide PDF. Either that or delirious in poppy haze. If former, will send proof to everyone tomorrow (Thursday).

Pushing to finalize CG PDF. More detailed update coming tomorrow.

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Patrons now have pre-release stories from Ride the Star Wind.

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Desirina talks about her inspiration for Never Now Always...

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Weird Fiction Review has an excerpt from our upcoming novella, Never Now Always. Go check it out. (The book releases next week!)
Weird Fiction Review has an excerpt from our upcoming novella, Never Now Always. Go check it out. (The book releases next week!)

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DESIGNER'S LOG (FAERIE DATE 05-06-17)

I now have all of the final Pathfinder Campaign stats (including subtypes) and most of the 5E stats. So the Campaign Guide is pretty much all up to me to finish. During the next week, I'll be working on laying out those Pathfinder stats. And by the time I finish, I should have all the 5E stats, too, to finish that edition's layout.

For the Player's Guide, I was able to finish the first layout draft. I'll send a sample of that to backers on Monday when I message the Kickstarter/Indiegogo/pre-order campaign. Still need to assign a few bits for design as I switch back to CG layout. All of the existing player race mechanics are with the 5E developer, so we are on track with that as well.

I have a request if anyone's interested. For each of the Player's Guide chapters, I'd like to start with an iconic quote. Something unique from the particular voice of each of the given player races. If you're a backer, then you already have the rough draft chapters of the Campaign Guide and know all you need to about the player races. If you'd like to offer something up for these quotes, just include it in the comments or email me at scott(at)zombiesky(dot)com (deadline June 1).

More soon...!

(Here's a far darrig knight by Eric Belisle.)

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DESIGNER'S LOG (FAERIE DATE 04-12-17)

The final stats for the Campaign Guide creatures are in! We're just finalizing the subtypes now. We did some extensive subtype work, and we want to make sure it's solid.

Meanwhile, we've finished the flavor intros for each race in the Player's Guide. The archetypes and other mechanical bits have already been through development. So now, I need to work on layout a bit--solidify what formatting we're going forward with--and then I can identify those last holes to fill for the PG, such as a few extra feats or some new equipment.

And Eric Belisle--who has done many of the PG illos--is working on the cover now!

I have a big convention this weekend, Norwescon. Hope to see some of you there! I'm working toward having a sample Player's Guide layout for everyone late next week.

More soon...!

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The folks of Nerds on Earth review our anthology BY FAERIE LIGHT and suggest campaign seeds for your RPG game based on the short stories within. Especially appropriate, as so many of the book's authors are RPG game design veterans. The reviewer calls out particular stories by Elaine Cunningham, Nathan Crowder, Torah Cottrill, Jeffrey Scott Petersen, Christie Yant, Ed Greenwood, and James Sutter.

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New review of BY FAERIE LIGHT: "Deals are struck with unexpected consequences and fulfillments. Dreams are realized only to prove themselves as nightmares. Twists abound, and more than a few of the stories are open ended enough to suggest that the tale is far from over."

New review of BY FAERIE LIGHT: "Deals are struck with unexpected consequences and fulfillments. Dreams are realized only to prove themselves as nightmares. Twists abound, and more than a few of the stories are open ended enough to suggest that the tale is far from over."

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