Tuesday, July 5, 2016

UPDATE: DVD Project, Book on Dave Arneson, New RPG Adventure


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).

http://www.threelinestudio.com/


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.


Logo Copyright 2016 Three Line Studio
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!

*Note that contact information for me can be gained through our website.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update, Rob!

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  2. Thanks as always, DuBeers. :)

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  3. Great to hear you're still cranking out the products! I'm looking forward to all of them.

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    1. You are too kind Lance! But I'm less than cranking there days and more on the steady, long term projects channel. Just a few hitting at the same time this go around. Looking forward to the release of your novel!

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    1. TS may find the book on Arneson more informative, but it's just a guess of mine... :)

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  5. Sharing the updates in G+ and FB, Rob!

    Allan.

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    1. Thanks Gro! Now about that adventure.... ;)

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  6. Thanks you for the update. It is great to hear all is going well with you and your new bride.

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    1. You're back old buddy! Glad to see that life's problems are under control!

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  7. Eat some snails and drink some wine for me!

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    1. Once again with the Culinary Delights angles, Michael? You should be happy for the book on Dave! :)

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  8. So!....Another So ! from Loztarone ROBBIE Gottcha ! jimmy's e-mail is "jfrankbarber@yahoo.com"

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    1. Long time no see Ezekiel. When I find the time we can exchange a few words again; otherwise you can reference me via e-mail at the website link provided in this post, above. Say hello to the family for me!

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  9. Cheers and best wishes, Rob... I like the artwork on the El Raja Key Archive box. It looks like Andy "Atom" Taylor's artwork, which I really like.

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    1. Cheers Gary! Thanks. Yes Andy did that for me as I directed him (I laid out the composition for a frame and suggested some stippling effects as noted). He's a well kept secret in the industry, ages well like a good bottle of wine. This was done over 4 years ago, IIRC.

      Thanks for the well wishes Gary!

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  10. So!....Another So ! from Loztarone ROBBIE Gottcha ! jimmy's e-mail is "jfrankbarber@yahoo.com"

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  11. A book on Dave Arneson? Fantastic news! :)

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  12. Spread the word far and wide, Havard! Justice is about to be served.

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  13. Hey RJK! When are we gonna see more Dark Druids and Bottle City? Pun Demon

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    1. Dark Druids and Bottle City were both republished last year, Pun Demon. There are links to both events here in the older articles. Thanks for asking. RJK

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  14. Anxiously awaiting the adventure as well as the DVD. Can't wait to see how this all unfolds.

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