Thursday, March 29, 2018

Irons in the Fire

I just wanted to give a quick update on the various thingamabobs that I'm working on.

Musicland: The Kickstarter campaign was a huge success (and thanks to everyone who supported it!). The manuscript is off to the editor, the cover is done, the interior artist has given me sketches that have been approved. So all systems are go, and we're right on track for the summer release.

Bitterbark's Circus: As part of the Musicland Kickstarter (since it's technically another side-level for Castle of the Mad Archmage, albeit one which is eminently suitable for inserting into any campaign), we reached a stretch goal wherein I promised to prepare Bitterbark's Circus for print on demand. That is currently scheduled for April. Update (3/30/18): The files have been submitted for review. Once they're approved, I'll get a proof copy, and then it'll go live if all is okay with it.

DM's Guide to Greyhawk 576: Should be done this weekend; there are just a couple of monsters left to convert. Wizards of the Coast is still calling the shots as to if and when Greyhawk will be opened up on DM's Guild. Over that decision I have no control, of course. Update (3/29/18): Done! Last monsters are statted up, and this one is in the rear-view mirror.

Greyhawk's World: I'll probably finish out the last few installments of that venerable series of magazine articles by Gygax and Kuntz, since it was so much fun the first time. One correction I'll be making, though, is to remove the reference to the fall of Strandkeep Castle, which it turns out should probably be a few years down the line, given the time frame of the novel Artifact of Evil.

Armies of Greyhawk: I've been neglecting my miniatures painting for a long, long time. One of the things I've really wanted to do is put together some 15mm armies with livery from the Flanaess. I'm hoping to start doing just that this spring, and of course there will be plenty of pictures.

Moving the Blog: For years, has pointed to the Blogspot home of my blog. I'm thinking of moving it over to the domain completely, which would give me some flexibility to do some other things besides pure blogging under the GG moniker.

After that, there are a few things I've been toying with, but since I haven't taken the plunge on any of them yet, I'm loathe to make any announcements just yet. Stay tuned...


Michael Gross said...

First, apologies for the rushed comment the last time I wrote one on your blog. In my apparent bleary-eyed state, I thought the updates you'd posted were official ones that I had missed somehow. Doh! (I am quick to forgive others; myself not so much.)

Second, I am most pleased to know there ARE irons in the fire. While I look forward to the Musicland module arriving, it is cool seeing what you're up to -- often in the hopes it will spawn some inspiration for me.

I'll put another vote in the box for Adventures Great & Glorious in the meantime. I love the sound of that tome.

Happy gaming, Joe!

Christopher Conklin said...

All great news! I look forward to seeing these and whatever else you have coming down the pike in the future.

If you need art for future projects, I'm available and would love to work with you again too.

Saracenus said...

Greyhawk gawds above and below just reading that makes me tired! Congrats on getting so much done! Look forward to Musicland this summer and whenever Greyhawk is legal under the DMs Guild. Great work.