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Pavis & Big Rubble Companion: The Directors' Cut Relaunch


Ian A. Thomson

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As Vol. 02 continues, I am making a few more retro changes to Vol. 01

As mentioned before, Vols. 1&2 are effectively the first and second half of the basic background information for the campaign, so are somewhat intermingled. So adjustments were inevitable

I also found a better font for the sub-headings (way cooler) so have reformatted Vol. 01 too

And in the process of that found a small number of missed errors (sigh, will it never end!!)

But having said, all that, the content of Vol. 02 is now 85% done and laid out, and the core background material is 100% done and laid out, so I think the latest version of Vol. 01 (1.3) may actually be the final one

I will pass it to Fabian to upload with Vol. 02 in January, just in case more changes do happen as I roll on with the completion of this second book

(Contributors who got a free copy feel free to shout me, and I can send you the updated version early. Don't worry, everyone else, they are mostly cosmetic changes only - though good ones!)

On a related note, I seem to have mislaid the contact details of the person who asked if anyone had done a Homeland description (What My Relative/Priest/etc Told Me) and kindly proofed it for me as well as the Real City piece.

I am in the process of completing the final parts of the Rubble Location - The New Flintnail Temple. Finally revealed in all it's glory after the embarrassing map that was part of the original release. I have also further expanded and revised the article itself that Andrew Bean wrote the original version of and I expanded back then...

... Was wondering if this guy (who was running an active campaign in Old Pavis) would be interested in proofing this new article as well. (With the included bonus of an early sighting of the article of course.)

I have a new personal email, which might be why I lost their details

EDIT: Located :)

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I have started several posts by thanking volunteers, and this is one of those.

Having people assist with proofing and RQG stat creation is sheer gold

The effort and time required to revive this series is insane, and I couldn't do it without you

I get to thank myself today too. Was just about to write the last part of a scenario adaptation today, and found the adaptation notes I wrote 20 yrs ago, which saved me a heck of a lot of time

So, where we are at with Vol. 02 is:

  • A bit more proofing still needed, but not so much
  • Sometime in the next two hours I will finish the penultimate piece [EDIT: Done!]
  • The final remaining piece to be written is original so will take some time, but is not a huge piece, which means that probably it will be done by sometime next week
  • Layout is all done, except for these last two pieces, but I do layout as I go
  • Diana and Kris from Beer with Teeth are actively working on the cover right now (I found a picture that is especially suitable to this volume, and so if anyone remembers seeing the cover I posted some weeks back, that image will be used for another vol instead - probably Vol. 04)
  • February is now looking very likely for Vol. 02 to be released - "Old Pavis: The City That Time Forgot"
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Just sent what is almost certainly the final revised version of Vol. 01 to Fabian to upload at his earliest convenience (only the second new upload since the original)

EDIT: Will be a few more days before this goes up, as it is possible I might change something in Vol. 02, which could mean changing a few more sentences in Vol. 01 (No more than a week delay because of this though.)

The Edit note I asked to be added is: "Embarrassingly numerous little corrections and refinements. Plus a fair few small pieces of additional information and slight alterations made to match the material in Vol. 02 as it unfolded."

As for Vol. 02, I just spent the morning rewriting an Old Pavic cult, and I am pretty sure that is the last big work I need to do. Other than I am still writing the last third of the last scenario in Vol. 02.

Busy for the weekend, but this should be completed by the middle of next week, and that's it. Layout is all done apart from these last few pages, indexing 99% done...

Cover is being worked on at this moment, and very little proofing still to do (and amazing people doing it), so all in all Vol. 02 is poised on the edge of being released. :)

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Version 1.3 of Vol. 01 as of yesterday is finally up on DriveThruRPG! :)

As is common, I'll express my gratitude for the volunteers who will henceforth whenever I remember from now on be known as 'collaborators'. If you like these books think of them from time to time, because without these awesome people it would not be possible to get this series out there!

As with v1.2, the slightly revised cover is on the new document (change of text to better reflect RQG terminology) but the preview image is not yet replaced, and preview pages have not yet been reinstated., but Fabian is onto this

Changes:

* LOTS of small error corrections, grammar clarifications etc

* Slight revision of Thandros cult to clarify its role as religion for Old Pavic traders

* Slight revisions of Cults of Pavis & Flintnail (and section describing OId Pavic magic) to clarify their background and oddness and include a few new details (based on the material being written for Vol. 02 that is almost complete now)

* Clarification that the finale of The Ghost in the Darkness will now be the originally-intended Old Pavic Heroquest. (The previously mentioned underground complex has been reverted back to its original form as a Borderlands location. Now that it is clear that Vol. 03 will cover Pavis County and the Zola Fel Valley, it is more suited to be the primary adventure in that book instead.)

[Side note - just managed to squeeze in a DERPG-related skill into the dwarf abilities in Vol. 02. Didn't even realise I had this goal until it happened!]  :)

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