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Update on various projects

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Suddenly, the stars are becoming right, and i’ve got movement on a few things i’ve been working on:

Bumps in the Night: i’m working through the last bits of corrections with Scott Glancy on this one, mostly having to do with map scales, bibliography, and, most importantly, those goddamn, accursed “pg. xx”‘s. None of them shall escape my layout wrath.

BRP Magic Book: finally got the feedback and stamps of approval i needed, so now it’s time to get through the first draft of layout. Should be pretty smooth sailing from here on out. Except for the tables. There’s lots of tables. Which involve tabs. I hate tabs.

Project: Pineal Gland: Still chugging away at this. Getting to the point where i’m going to have to figure out the ending. Heh.

Project: Bad Roommate: This was an old adventure idea for Call of Cthulhu in the Classic era, but got rejected at the time, as it wasn’t fleshed out enough. I’ve dragged it out, and am going to see if i can do something with it. No one’s done much with the tcho-tcho (outside of Pagan’s piece on Tiger Transit, i can think of little else), so that and a certain love interest twist makes me think it might be decent.

More writing for Project: Pineal Gland

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I’ve been working here and there on Project: Pineal Gland, and am now up to a not-so-measly word count of 5200. I think i’ll be lucky if i top out at 10000 for now, but i’m sure that’s going to increase when i get around to playtesting the scenario. I have to say that doing research into the Black Forest in Germany is becoming a real hoot. That’s one of the things about Call of Cthulhu that i enjoy; i’ve learned more about history and other countries that i probably ever did when i was actually in school.

Kind of sad, really.

As far as this site goes, i’m compiling covers for all the past books that i’ve had a hand in, and finished the background image. There’s more work to be done. One thing that i’d like to do is port over all the old bits and pieces that i wrote over the years for my old Call of Cthulhu-centric website. That’s shouldn’t be too much of a problem, technically; deciding what stays behind will be the toughest part. There are a bunch of pages of material written from my CoC campaigns that might fall by the way side. We’ll see.

Project: Pineal Gland

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I reckon i can bring this up now, since i’ve been working on it for a bit- i’ve been writing a new one-shot Call of Cthulhu scenario that i may actually see if i can get published proper. I’ve got about 3500 words down right now, but there’s a lot to get to yet, and i’ve a pile of research i’ve yet to sit down and do. I’ve never even thought about writing a scenario set in World War II, and now i’m hip deep in it. Oye, and i just had another thing that i realized i’m going to have to write up for the adventure.

See, this is what happens when you try to write something for anyone other than yourself and your gaming group. All these unforseen bases you have to suddenly cover.

Anyway. I’ll track the progress of it here, and give updates as they happen.