Which is all for the good and they’re welcome to do so as often as they like.
A sudden enthusiasm for Pictish Sculptures via Reddit brought things grinding to a halt for a while a couple of weekends ago. Followed by another stop for a breather in the early hours this morning – mainly from Facebook groups. After more than a millennium the Picts were starting to think you didn’t care.
Now they’re back, and turn out to have been easily the equal of their early medieval neighbours, I’m guessing they don’t want put back in the box. So:
Currently working on the Instructions page inside the Alba section. About to extend the page with content I drafted last night. Should be getting posted late this evening.
It’s hugely unlikely I’m the only person who can come up with a few more questions/ suggestions about the Picts – given access to presentable images and an awareness of the richness of the culture revealed by art and archaeology. So they might as well be accessible. I’ve added copies of the images so far to a gallery on the Scottish Media Lab Fbook page.
New visitors – always with the uncovering of old links – a few folk have being trying to access the Artpack links judging by the Top Pages widget. A much fancier pack than the original is available for free for any amount of personal use. It’s currently a 200Mb print quality download file inside Courage downloads on DriveThru.
The artwork picked up a review between upload and moving the file, “The stock-art in this document is simply stunning. It was done in early 20th century, but remains totally appropriate and excellent (i.e. high artistic quality)”. I can agree without bias, as I didn’t draw any of it.
Golden False Colour Image – Hilton of Cadboll
I stuck the B&W artwork there as a thanks to gamers who’d already downloaded copies of Courage – for giving a different kind of game a try. DriveThru is basically a place where better quality files can be downloaded in quantity without incurring costs. If you get that far the Black Douglas is also on a freebie there.
Tabletop gamers – haven’t forgotten you. Managed to stick most of the tabletop content on a sale just when it all went into an auto sale via DriveThru. The possible prices for Next that appeared last week don’t seem that bad providing the core is ‘complete’. However, they’re still going to look pricy to ‘casual’ or non-players. In keeping with that I’m making the RPG Handbook – Getting Started and Renegade distributable, i.e. if you have a gaming blog, forum, site or a group of potential players you are welcome to hand round/ set up free downloads of these titles.
Courage – there are more examples of others’ productions waiting to be added, but in first over the parapet fashion I’m concentrating on my own contributions in terms of the Alba/ Pictish content and the continued spread of Courage beyond Scottish History or Interest groups. (Now circulating in various parts and forms among the most heated/ argumentative forums for those undecided about Scottish independence). More on that shortly.