With Kenneth Hite working full time and as a result writing articles and a recent Page XX in the bag, this will be a short View from the Pelgrane’s Nest. Read the previous one for detailed production updates.
For the festive season we offer 20% off PDFs in the Pelgrane Press store – use XMAS@20% in the voucher code box.
This month we celebrate the Empire-wide Feast of Gold, and the last few copies of the Escalation Edition before we hit the 1000 mark. Read how others have celebrated and take part yourself. Layout continues apace, and Rob has submitted the super-secret internal guidelines for Pelgrane 13th Age developers.
At our annual Dragonmeet shindig we decided that we wanted to support each of our settings with additional material. I’ve always been a bit cautious about this, as I know adventures sell best, but there are so many things we can do to improve and expand the choices for players and adventures – and actual play experience also informs these changes. The Esoterror Fact Book and the Keeper’s Resource Book serve as models for these books. Ken discusses Double Tap – the first such expansion book – here.
Owl Hoot Trail
We are playing Owl Hoot Trail in our home game and we are hopelessly outclassed and jinxed by poor die rolling. To the mocking laughter of the audience on a paddle steamer, a fugitive croupier took us down armed only with a hat pin. Later our Gunslinger rolled double 1s while shooting at orc brigands from the mine cart. In the end, Poughkeepsie Pete had to bring the water tank down on orcs and hostages alike. But them’s the breaks in the Wild West and the aces are still in the deck.
Rich Longmore is working on the art for this project, and will be moving onto layout next.
Stone Skin Press
The Lion and the Aardvark, our first mainstream fiction release, has been sent out to Kickstarter backers and is on sale in retailers in the UK. It’s exciting to think that our book is in Foyles on Charing Cross Road, Waterstones and Blackwells. It is, though I say so myself, a perfect gift book. The other books, when they have been shipped to backers, will be on sale early in the New Year