Firming lots of things up now with a clear idea of what I can deliver and when. Following the fairly recent image outline I’m just going to map out the next stage. Snappier titling will be applied at completion.
In time for Christmas/ Yule/ midwinter festival of choice:
- Alba – Digital tapestry of the world and history of the North Atlantic with a short commentary. (Colour)
- Alba – Expanded gazetteer/ setting focusing on key periods. (Colour)
- Alba – Myth and Mystery. (Colour)
- Alba – Quizzes and Puzzles. (Colour)
- Alba – Treasure Hunt. (Colour)
An explanation of who these might well appeal to will follow at a later, but soon, stage.
- Valkyrie – jeopardy-based, illustrated solo adventure book set in Alba. (Colour)
- Treasure – Cards of the Stars – solo/ team adventures using stripped down rules. (Colour)
- Atlantic RPG – d20, clone, crisp and packed with Vikings, Pictish Knights, Celtic Monks, . . . (Colour/ B&W)
- Atlantic Adventure Builder – templates for d20 adventures. (Colour/ B&W)
- Atlantic Panoramas – digital landscape images. (Colour)
Along the way:
- Digital Rights for image re-use.
I’ve held off trying any kind of crowdsourcing – to be quite sure I would be in a position to deliver. There’s months of work there, but I have the digital assets, drafts are at advanced stages and I can start delivering a large chunk of content within weeks. What will funding allow – better, faster production values along with a wider range of format options.
Is Kickstarter the place for me – it would be fun to have a bash, but it’s out of workflow/ working a separate social media campaign. Patreon is the plan – with the usual inexpensive for anything paid – plus by some distance the shiniest presentation I’ve managed so far.
Cost will also be low, as I’m sticking to digital at this stage. It dramatically reduces the chances of any complications and the images are at their best on a decent screen. I shudder to think what the cost of printing the digital tapestry in colour would be. In addition, if there are any corrections or more images to add there’s no big deal involved.
Why the return to d20 in there – been playing again and there do appear to be a few areas where novelty could be added which didn’t crop up before. Within that the intention is to keep it thin enough to run a print version separately when the rest is in place. If I get my act together there’s no reason I shouldn’t be ahead of schedule. So much done compared to what needs done – but it never feels like that at the knitting stage.