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Pavis & Big Rubble Companion: The Directors' Cut Relaunch


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Thanks folks

I've a few proofers still looking at bits and pieces for valuable final reviews, but I just finished the uber proof

And that means Vol. 01 is done to publishable first draft level at last

Fabian will attach the cover and most likely I will turn the back page of the document into a large jpg to also be attached separately

But that's it. I'll wait to hear from Fabian to discuss exactly how we are going to launch

Only took me since November to get the first book in the series ready for publication!!!

(As mentioned, this involved a lot of work for the whole of the series, so from now on things should be a LOT quicker.)

I think I will still often thank those people who have helped out so much or even just given supportive advice

Couldn't have done it without you!!!

Disclaimer: Vol. 01 is the first half of the background material, plus a bunch of New Pavis scenario seeds and one large new County-spanning scenario just to get the PCs settled into the whole region. (Though the finale is deliberately challenging! and a bit weird-shit-ometerish.)

Vol. 02 (fingers crossed for late Nov) will be Part 02 of the Background stuff for those waiting for some larger chunks of 'Pavic secrets' kind of thing. (Though the big 'secrets' won't be revealed all at once, and there are some small clues in Vol. 01 too.)

Plus Vol. 02 will have three more local scenarios that lead directly into the old Campaign arc, though this will not actually start in Vol. 02. (The old campaign arc will of course will be revised and expanded as we go. Plus deeper background material will continue to appear. But the vast majority of background material will be in Vols 01-02. and Vol 03 - the Rough Guide to Pavis City.)

 

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On 9/1/2022 at 4:14 AM, Ian A. Thomson said:

Not sure how long the procedure takes after that to actually get it up on JCompendium

It takes me about 15 minutes to do this, so not a big task.

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To be read using Hugo Weaving's voice inside your head! :)

EDIT - Call this a promo flyer. (Will be redesigning the back cover.)

 

 

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Anybody heard from Fabian recently? I've sent him a few messages, but not heard anything back for a few weeks. We planned to discuss some practicalities around the launch of Vol. 01

[EDIT: Heard back from Fabian. Perhaps as a result of this message, or just a coincidence. Either way, all good. We are discussing the practicalities of getting it up on Jonstown asap.]

Progress report: I have now completed about [EDIT - 80%] of the edits of the final section of Vol. 01, which is the last required task before release. Hopefully will have it completed [EDIT - today]. (Hence keenness to hear from Fabian.)

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13 hours ago, Erol of Backford said:

Post index for eager readers?

I'll post a sample soon fer sure. Inc index. I am going all perfectionist and rewriting a big chunk of the final scenario so there will be a delay of another few days

But the scenario will be significantly better and (more importantly) also linked more strongly into the unfolding campaign. 

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Hi there

Any of you fine archivists out there have a copy of my award-winning (much to my surprise) short story - 'The Man Who Walked with Pavis'?

Unsurprisingly (as with all things Gloranthan), getting Vol 01 finished to basic satisfaction is taking longer than expected, but we are definitely getting close

And I'm thinking I'd like to include this story, but no longer have a copy of my own (at least not one I can find)

Cheers

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1 hour ago, Ian A. Thomson said:

Any of you fine archivists out there have a copy of my award-winning (much to my surprise) short story - 'The Man Who Walked with Pavis'?

The one in The Four Scrolls of Revelation?
Sure! I will send it later today after I have time to OCR it.

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23 minutes ago, 7Tigers said:

The one in The Four Scrolls of Revelation?
Sure! I will send it later today after I have time to OCR it.

You, sir, are an epic champion!

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With profound disbelief, as I sit down to the relatively easy task of creating the backcover, I struggle to actually type the words.... Vol. 01 of the Director's Cut of the 'Pavis & Big Rubble Companion' series is now complete and ready to go online.

My perfectionist voice says I should take longer, and change this, and add that...

But at the end of the day it's a fanzine, and has had the benefit of incredible volunteers and proofers, and so it should be a pretty decent background and intro book to the forthcoming series

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14 hours ago, Ian A. Thomson said:

... Vol. 01 of the Director's Cut of the 'Pavis & Big Rubble Companion' series is now complete and ready to go online ...

<drools quietly>

 

14 hours ago, Ian A. Thomson said:

... My perfectionist voice says I should take longer, and change this, and add that...

<quietly slaps duct-tape over Ian's "perfectionist voice," zip-ties wrists/ankles/elbows, and stuffs it into a closet>

"Soon, my precious!  Soon we will have it, yesssss..."


 

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Sample Time! I look at it and see so many areas I could continue to polish, but at some point with hobby projects (no matter how beloved) there comes a time to let it free into the world!

EDIT: Cpl of tiny corrections

EDiT 2: Another tiny grammar correction

EDIT 3: One spelling correction, one formatting correction & Extra Pages!! (29 Sept)

(Up to date version now called: P&BRC_DC_Sampler_01_Oct_2022)

 

 

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For anyone who didn't see who has grabbed this already, there were some small grammar errors that have been corrected, Twice. So up to date version is called: P&BRC_DC_Sampler_Sept2022c

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On 9/25/2022 at 5:35 PM, Ian A. Thomson said:

For anyone who didn't see who has grabbed this already, there were some small grammar errors that have been corrected, Twice. So up to date version is called: P&BRC_DC_Sampler_Sept2022c

Yes yes, but . . .   when do we get to hand over money???

;-)

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36 minutes ago, g33k said:

Yes yes, but . . .   when do we get to hand over money???

😉

RIght now will be fine!

Send all checks, money orders, currencies in various denominations, Beanie Babies and other collectables to: 

Bill the Barbarian
Somewhere North of Valind's Glacier
PO Box 2
Glorantha

Please, no blogs!

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1 minute ago, Bill the barbarian said:

RIght now will be fine!

Send all checks, money orders, currencies in various denominations, Beanie Babies and other collectables to: 

Bill the Barbarian
Somewhere North of Valind's Glacier
PO Box 2
Glorantha

Please, no blogs!

HEY!
git yer grubby paws offa myIan's money!

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I'm waiting to hear back from Fabian, about a few points.

I'm imagining he's really busy, as I only hear back from him sporadically.

The series is going up on the Tentacles JTC site, so I have to wait for that process.

Otherwise, it's good to go :)

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Sampler updated again (see above post)

One spelling correction, one formatting correction & Extra Pages!! (29 Sept)

(Up to date version now called: P&BRC_DC_Sampler_01_Oct_2022)

If any of the volunteers have full acrobat, I'd love the assistance of attaching the front and back covers to the basic pdf so I have a complete finished product.

Fabian will be able to do this of course, but I haven't heard from him in a while and I'm going away for 2 weeks in a cpl of days, so it would feel great to me to be able to send out the 'thank you' volunteer copies before I go :)

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