Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Ley Lines D20
I just finished Armada for Louis Porter, and that seems like it'll be an absolutely kickass seller for us. If you haven't already, check it out- like my Trade Routes soucebook, it's full of crunchy, world-building goodness.
On the freelance side, I've been re-reading my old Rifts books, and recently downloaded about a years worth of the Rifter. It got me thinking......
I had gotten a draft of Ley Lines to about 80% completion last year, but never finished it. So this week, I went back, tightened things up, fleshed out what I needed to, gathered some art, and sent it off to Mark for publication. Anyway, it's a meaty 35 page sourcebook designed for any Pathfinder RPG campaign, but with a special emphasis on Ley Lines in the Tatakama- my 'hentai' setting.
Check out Ley Lines when it's released later this week. It's pretty unique- includes rules for different types of Ley Line structures on a campaign world, tons of feats and starting talents all built around moving Ley Line energy around, and a new 10 level Prestige Class: The Geomancer. It works pretty well with the existing D20/PFRPG magic system, but adds a ton of depth and some flavor.
I also did another project inspired by one of my favorite Rifts races: the Dog Boys. I re-used the 'dog soldier' illustration Amanda Webb did for Fursona III, built a race around it, and released it as Project: GENEHOUND, for Psi-Watch. It's a flavorful, fun little race, and plays differently than human characters in that setting. I've also included some info on playing Genehounds in Otherverse America, Galaxy Command and Black Tokyo.
I figure my main strength is my diverse roster of settings, so I should take advantage of that whenever possible. I like doing releases focusing on one of the four campaign worlds, but with applicability for the others. That said, here's what I'm working on.....
1. I'm still gathering art for Frontlines of Choice, and that'll be out soon.
2. I just got some excellent art for the revised Guide to the Known Galaxy yesterday. I'll preview it soon enough.
3. I'm working on the Cybernetics sourcebook (which my page art is a tribute today- the absolutely coolest looking cyborg in all of gaming, by Kevin Long). Give that one another month or two.
4. I'm planning a short book on the Covenant's Woven Council, focusing on high level politics and manipulation. No art or script yet.
5. Getting back to work on Pirates of the Bronze Sky, because working on Armada and the Sky Sailor whet my appetite.
6. Also, just a question. If I started making Print on Demand versions of my sourcebooks, would you buy thhem? Any particular ones you'd like to get first, and how much would you be willing to pay? I ask that because I've been investigating the POD set up over at RPGnow, and it'll be pricy to do a single core book the size of Otherverse America, especially if I do it in color. Anyway, is there any interest in a print version (possibly a combined or expanded edition) of Psi-Watch, Galaxy Command, Black Tokyo, the complete Fursona or Otherverse America? Any sourcebooks you'd love to see?
Talk to you later,