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February News

posted Feb 02, 2013 15:06:52 by lawrence.whitaker
Book of Quests is into its final proofing stage. I'm hoping the files will be ready to send to the printer by the middle of the month, meaning that we can open for pre-orders. Book of Quests is 224 pages, fully indexed, and it will retail for $19 print version, $8 in PDF. You'll be able to buy both direct from us here.

Monster Island is still in production and will be a slightly bigger book, at about 256 pages ($24 print and $14 PDF). The print version will include a large, fold-out map of the island. There will be a bundle deal for buying both together and although they won't ship at the same time, we will ensure that we offer a one-for-both shipping charge so that you're not paying shipping twice.

The Annual Boden Summit
Every year, a few of us trek up to the arctic circle to spend a week at Pete's place, gaming, drinking, eating and generally struggling to survive Pete's fiendish attempts to kill us in his sauna. Its also Design Mechanism's chance for both its partners to meet up and discuss stuff. Pete and I will therefore be looking closely at the Kickstarter plans, the release schedule for the next 12 months, our own writing schedules, and a variety of other business-related areas. Its likely that this will produce a flurry of activity, so I hope to have a lot more March News.

Shores of Korantia
Jonathan Drake's epic sequel to 'Age of Treason' continues apace and Pete and I love what he's doing. This will be an excellent work.

Gencon 2013
Design Mechanism and Moon Design will be sharing a booth at Gencon 2013. Just the two of us, and in a decent location in the trade hall. We'll also have a couple of Very Special Guests, too - more on this as Gencon plans amass. But we look forward to seeing you in August. We'll have lots of things for sale...!

EternalCon 2013
Pete and I will in Bacharach for EternalCon. This is one of our favourite venues and we look forward to catching up with the Bacharach Tribe, talking RQ, running games, and watching the utter silliness that is Hardcore German Trollball.

Mythic Briton
I've started the serious writing on this book, something I've been itching to do for years. I'll keep people abreast of the progress through these News posts, but don't expect a blog; I'm not much of a blogger...

More in March.
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bluefenix42 said Feb 03, 2013 17:48:59
Glad to hear all is progressing well. Those prices are noticeably lower than I was expecting, so I'm pretty happy about that.
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barry said Feb 03, 2013 23:35:21
Cheap as chips!

I will be buying both and all.

Cheers
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Jordi_Romà said Feb 04, 2013 08:20:39
Wow! Sexy books at sexy prices. I'm eagerly waiting for both.
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RudyBoe said Feb 04, 2013 09:17:34
So once BoQ is at the printer we can pre-order both? Excellent news.

We started playing the caravan yesterday, I effortlessly inserted it into a Pavis to Sartar trek by my players after barely surviving a assassination attempt in Pavis. They have been hired as guards now and are very smug for not only finding a safe way to make the trip but also getting paid in the process <EG>

More coming next week as we pick up where we left off...
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RangerDan said Feb 04, 2013 09:25:20
Great! I'm in for both books as well (all three actually, when Korantia comes out).
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Akrasia said Feb 05, 2013 04:14:38
Really looking forward to getting BoQ and MI...

I plan to check out 'Shores of Korantia' as well.
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Akrasia said Feb 05, 2013 04:15:32
Also, I might actually make it to GenCon this year. It would be great to see you there!
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K_Peterson said Feb 05, 2013 23:41:52
We started playing the caravan yesterday, I effortlessly inserted it into a Pavis to Sartar trek by my players after barely surviving a assassination attempt in Pavis. They have been hired as guards now and are very smug for not only finding a safe way to make the trip but also getting paid in the process <EG>

More coming next week as we pick up where we left off...

Sounds great! I look forward to the next session recap.
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lawrence.whitaker said Feb 06, 2013 00:45:59
They have been hired as guards now and are very smug for not only finding a safe way to make the trip but also getting paid in the process


I'm sure their smugness will be short-lived....

:-)
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RudyBoe said Feb 06, 2013 06:20:22
Yes, they're in for a surprise :)

Just yesterday one of them was angling about it on fb, but I remained enigmatic ;)
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UlfWennergren said Feb 21, 2013 20:45:04
Would be interesting to be a fly on the wall up there in Boden, but on the other hand my memories of Boden this time of year is not entirely pleasant, it usually is quite fly and mosqito free in Febuary, and I am so enyoing the return of day light down here in Stockholm.
So I will content my self to wait and be exited that more of these high quality books are in the pipe!
That I will buy them both goes without saying.
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lawrence.whitaker said Feb 22, 2013 07:47:31
Last year Boden was in the grip of -37 degree temperatures, enough to cancel the Jokkmok. So far, Boden's looking to be quite pleasant: warmer than Canada, even...
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ErikSharma said Mar 04, 2013 07:21:07
Well I had the luck to be invited to the PeteCon in Boden and got the chance to peek at both Monster Island and Book of Quest. I will not reveal to much but from what I saw they will both we excellent books worth every dollar (or whatever coinage you use).

The closest comparison of Book of Quest is with Mongooses Spider Gods Bride. Can say that Book of Quest is everything Spider Gods Bride is not. It contain a very nice small setting named The Realm but it is generic enough to insert into almost any fantasy campaign. The adventures seemed very nice and can be linked into a campaign or run as standalones in The Realm or your own setting. I got informed that they where from first time writers which surprised me since they generally seemed to have a very nice quality to them.

Monster Island I don't have as much to say other than what is already out there. It basically is a nice setting that you can insert almost anywhere and at any time as you wish. And a bestiary of course. Didn't get the chance to see any of the monsters but from what I saw of the setting it was really intriguing.

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Campeador said Apr 06, 2013 21:20:39
Any news from the hardcover front ?
..and none at side .
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