Work in progress:
Well. That’s a weird moment. You reach the end of the final PDF, part of a stack built up from feedback by the review crew…and you realise that’s it. No more tweaking (at this stage).
Next comes a blunt order through LULU for beta copy: a physical hardcopy that I can bring to my game group and get on with the process of play testing. We’ve not played Yellow Dawn since January. Since I started writing the 3rd edition. Mainly because after weeks of working on it all day every day the last thing I’ve been wanting to do is start playing it. When the “dream” becomes like work, eh!
Anyway, the play testing is bound to generate some further change requests over the next few months. Meanwhile I’m collating the last of the artwork (August is the final push on this). Then I’ve got to get my hands dirty with typography and layout. General consensus from existing fans is keep YD font set and clean layout as is. Update the chapter starts to a full page intro and create some nice box-outs. The big plus is all the artwork I’ve commissioned and the fact the contents are now written to work with Call of Cthulhu 7th edition.
My deadline for delivering the finished RPG product to Modiphius isn’t until year end.
Just started dialogue with a US based company about model miniatures; they have worked with Sandy Peterson – so good scope for them working on Yellow Dawn themes.
The US screenwriter has pushed back his timetable for writing the movie. Looks like that’s going to happen over the Fall / Winter.
Snippet of daily thoughts:
Another cafe. Another grey day. Satisfies my mushroom mentality. Looking forward to seeing “When Harry Met Sally” tonight via Cannoli & Gun’s event + tasty food. If you’re in Bristol tonight get yourself along. Promises to be a good evening. Details here: https://davidjrodger.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/cannoli-gun-invite-you-to-a-movie-night-in-bristol-thursday-23-july-7pm/