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Another week in the life of GURPS (supplemental)

March 12th, 2019 (11:09 am)
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current mood: recovering

There will be no update this Friday (March 15) because I will be on a much-needed vacation. So I'd like to leave you with these thoughts about the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 & Game Reprint Kickstarter. To quote myself from social media and our forums:

If you like or ever liked GURPS, and you want to see it go on to do new and interesting things, please support this campaign! It is a litmus of sorts:

If it funds, that will send us the message that we should support the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game and consider future campaigns for big, interesting GURPS books (in the traditional printed sense) and/or GURPS-based products (such as this one).

If it doesn't fund, we'll have to ponder whether there's enough interest in GURPS to keep it around as anything other than a series of PDFs once or twice a month.

Even if you're thinking something like "I love GURPS, but not fantasy," "Where's GURPS Vehicles?", "Eh, I mostly liked GURPS Traveller," "Whatever happened to GURPS WWII?", or "I'm a Transhuman Space player," it is in your interest to support this campaign!

Big, thick books . . . costly licences . . . expansive settings . . . These things are expensive. Kickstarter might offer us a way to pay the price.

If a campaign for a game in the single strongest genre in all of roleplaying doesn't take off, though, we're not likely to risk anything else.

I get back on March 20. I really hope that when I do, I'll learn the campaign has been fully backed – perhaps all the way up to the $85,000 level where we can print a book that includes all the cool monsters I created.

See you then!

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

March 8th, 2019 (05:49 pm)
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current mood: sick

This week is named Felicity. The news:

• The Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 & Game Reprint Kickstarter is live. Please back it!

• I made further progress on the production review of the Pyramid Dungeon Collection (though less than I would have liked, owing to an illness).

• My latest writing project – GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 20 – is now in production.

• The GURPS Powers: Totems and Nature Spirits playtest has just about come to a close.

• Which is why Steven posted the call for playtesters for GURPS Monster Hunters: Power-Ups 1.

• We received the first draft of another volume in the GURPS Sorcery series.

• We also received the first draft of the next item in the GURPS Vehicles series.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

March 1st, 2019 (11:11 am)
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current mood: working

This week is named Augusta. The news:

• We released GURPS Steampunk 3: Soldiers and Scientists.

• I made good progress on the production review of the Pyramid Dungeon Collection.

• We spent more time gearing up for the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 Kickstarter. Get ready!

• I updated the GURPS News for February.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

February 22nd, 2019 (09:49 am)
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current mood: working
current song: "Train in Vain," The Clash

This week is named Isabelle. The news:

• Nikki created a preliminary PDF of Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 and I reviewed it in depth. Whether it sees light of day – and at what page count – will depend on the Kickstarter outcome.

• Steven posted a call for playtesters for GURPS Powers: Totems and Nature Spirits.

• We signed a contract for another volume in the GURPS Sorcery series.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

February 15th, 2019 (09:50 am)
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current mood: working
current song: "Chinese Burn," Curve

This week is named Beatrice. The news:

• I finished writing and turned in what I'll now reveal is GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 20.

• We made a lot of headway on Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 (please note the title change!). I cannot give too many details, but it's several steps closer to just maybe becoming reality.

• I conspired more with Gaming Ballistic.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

February 8th, 2019 (09:52 am)
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current mood: working
current song: "Enter the Ninja," Die Antwoord

This week is named Jacqueline. The news:

• I approved the art for GURPS Steampunk 3: Soldiers and Scientists, so that should be showing up very shortly.

• I reached the 85% mark on that short (21-page) writing project I started last week.

All the rest was consulting with writers on their ongoing writing projects, including two that are being written and one that's about to enter playtesting.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

February 1st, 2019 (11:14 am)
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current mood: working
current song: "Help I'm Alive," Metric

This week is named Ella. The news:

• I updated the GURPS News for January.

• I started writing a new (short) project. No hints yet . . . it's barely a day old and still on the drawing board.

Everything else was either consulting with writers on their projects or handling administrative tasks. What can I say? Life in the games business is often a lot like any other kind of project management.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

January 25th, 2019 (10:23 am)
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current mood: working
current song: "Tony the Beat," The Sounds

This week is named Paola. The news:

• I concluded the lengthy first-draft review I was working on. The authors are now revising their manuscript.

• I finished enough content for a 64-page Dungeon Fantasy Bestiary. This is now being mocked up to see if it looks viable.

• We contracted a freelancer for yet another project. I can't tell you who or what just yet, but I can say it'll turn a "series" into a series by providing a second volume to something that was stuck at "1" for a long time.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

January 18th, 2019 (10:38 am)
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current mood: working
current song: "Lights Out," Santigold

This week is named Roseline. The news:

• We released GURPS Action 5: Dictionary of Danger. You can read about that here . . . if you dare.

• The first draft of our second GURPS Disasters volume is reviewed (thanks, Nikki!) and with the author for revisions before it goes into the playtest queue.

• I continued the first-draft review I started last week; I'm about 90% of the way through.

• I approved a proposal. Steven is drafting the contract now.

Sean Punch [userpic]

Another week in the life of GURPS

January 11th, 2019 (10:10 am)
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current mood: working
current song: "What Do I Get?," Buzzcocks

This week is named Tatiana. The news:

• Steven finished the production review of GURPS Action 5 and I wrote the web blurb. Expect that to kick off the new year with a bang . . . next week.

• The first of many first drafts expected in 2019 arrived this week, and I've started my review.

• I wrote a bit more for the Dungeon Fantasy Bestiary.

• I reviewed the first proposal of 2019.