It has been a long and complicated 9 months since I arrived in France and was married to my sweet wife, Nathalie. Setting up a working office, dealing with all of the official governmental requirements of my residency, attending LUCCA, doing business under changed circumstances which was not always conducive for expediency as it was in the States, writing and designing in the face of it all, and the list goes on...
As much as there have been delays, still much has been accomplished. As most of the readers here are aware there are MAJOR changes ahead for this writer. Some are near coming to pass; and I will list a few hereafter.
The RJK DVD Collection is nearly set to go after many delays. The Collector’s Trove (Paul Stormberg/Kevin Maurice) is finalizing the matter and I have recent word from Paul of a final release date in a month to 6 weeks. There’s some extra content that’s been added by me and that is a solid, surprise bonus. I am awaiting a mailing of the DVD to me for review and then after that it goes into production and release. The size, from what I’ve been told, is 6.8 GB constituting 1100 scanned files. Here’s a few prelim image samples of it:
Three Line Studio (link). Nathalie and I have been busy creating our new website. Though it is mostly barebones right now, we a have a product forthcoming listed there, which is a book of linked essays regarding Dave Arneson: “Dave Arneson’s True Genius.” This is a preliminary shot across the bow for my major forthcoming works, “A New Ethos in Game Design” (due out 2017) and “New Models for RPGs” (due out 2018).
The manuscript for Dave Arneson's True Genius is finished (around 20,000 words) and we intend to release thisbefore the end of the year! VERY EXCITED about this! TLS is currently in the stage of having a fitting book cover design created for it. The one on the website is merely a placeholder cover.
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My RPG Works continue with the Italian republication of Bottle City due out by Mondiversi (Amos Pons) at LUCCA 2016; a new D&D module already written (17,200 words) but of which I cannot speak about as yet other than to say that it derives from something I created for GENCON way in the past... And I have been negotiating with my friends at Black Blade Publishing about some related work and this particular module, all of which takes time. I am full-time in this industry but many who publish and assist have day jobs, so I must understandably wait upon them for final dates and verdicts, etc.
There’s much more ahead so that’s it for now as it’s back to the creative table for me!
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