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Old 11-25-2019, 10:06 PM   #71
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Nordlondr Folk has been distributed by Backerkit.
Page 15 has the single greatest piece of art in DFRPG that I have seen. The rest of the book is great, yes, but that art is perfect.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:17 PM   #72
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The preliminary file for Forest's End, one of the two new books for the Nordlond Sagas kickstarter, has (finally) been released.

It's not the final, go-to-the-printer version. Needs a bit more artwork, the hyperlinks aren't quite all working, and it needs backers' attributions checked to make sure they appear as desired.

Also more eyes are better for "you missed a period here."

But . . . it's another positive step. So yay.
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:43 PM   #73
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As of today, the last of the art came in for the Noršlond Sagas books. That let me fix up the errata I've received to date, put final bar-codes on them, and get them to backers.
  • Nordlondr Folk and Hand of Asgard, both by Kevin Smyth, wound up right on target at 16 pages.
  • Forest’s End, by Merlin Avery, grew to 96 pages by the end.
  • The Dragons of Rosgarth, by Kyle Norton and Douglas H. Cole, came in totally swole at 112 pages.

I’ll be taking a short breather, seeing if my outstanding proofers catch any remaining errata, and then getting these to the printer.

I will probably offer the PDFs for sale on GURPSDay this coming week: Look for them on Gaming Ballistic on March 26 in PDF.

Pre-orders for printing will come shortly. I may open Forest’s End and Rosgarth up so that if many not-the-USA orders come in, I can compensate with a slightly larger splice of the books to the UK for international shipment. The smaller books are easy: they print at Mixam in both the UK and USA, so if I need more, it’s a piece of cake.
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:57 AM   #74
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They are beautiful books. You should be proud, and so should your elves.
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Old 03-22-2020, 02:26 PM   #75
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  • The Dragons of Rosgarth, by Kyle Norton and Douglas H. Cole, came in totally swole at 112 pages.
I just downloaded The Dragons of Rosgarth PDF yesterday and briefly skimmed it.

Some of the artwork is very eye-catching.

I was especially intrigued by scene on page 15. It shows a street level glimpse into the middle of a town with several characters engaged in different activities. Especially since there are several detailed figures down an alley or street, I only wish that the image was presented on a larger portion of the page.

In fact, I just zoomed in to the image in my PDF viewer and noticed a couple of fainter figures that I hadn't initially seen. One appears to be a beggar sitting next to a stone staircase.

This instance is not nearly to the extreme, but I'm reminded of the shrunken artwork in GURPS Powers. To keep the page count from going way over, many pieces were just thumbnails.
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P.S. Does anyone know which of the artists painted the piece I just referred to?
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Old 03-22-2020, 02:37 PM   #77
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Oh wow, I was looking even more at the art on page 15 of The Dragons of Rosgarth.

There is a female mage in the foreground interacting with a crystal ball. She's definitely humanoid, but the fingers on her hand look a bit skeletal and reflective. Is that a gauntlet she's wearing, or is she some kind of necromancer with a self-inflicted, undead body part?

Fun details!
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P.S. Does anyone know which of the artists painted the piece I just referred to?
That particular piece is stock art by Dean Spencer.

Just so you know, while page count is important, what mostly winds up happening is that there are particular places where text breaks naturally. This makes a "hole" in the page that you fill up.

Sometimes you get a full page worth of something, sometimes you get a thumbnail. It just depends on what the text is doing. If the page would have supported it, I'd have made that piece bigger.
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