But this summer was a strange one really. The whole Covid-19 thing changed a LOT of plans, one in particular was available free time to get other projects done. The day job was just too involved.
So I am still closing out my Summer though and looking ahead to Fall and beyond plans. Here is what is going on for me and The Other Side.
Right now I am archiving old projects, both personal and work, I like to have a nice cleaned out work space on my computers. This also gives me the opportunity to see what I have been working on and what still needs to be done.
I still have a little bit more I want to do for BECMI
month Summer, including a deep dive into the Shadow Elves like I mentioned on Day 9. That though is in a couple more weeks.
War of the Witch Queens Campaign
The War of the Witch Queens has been on my mind a lot since I want to run it under the B/X or BECMI rules. I just have not figured out all the points yet. I pointed out on Day 20 that Kelek is likely to be my bad guy. And I think that still works. In fact if the campaign only goes to level 14 (B/X, OSE) then that will be my guy. BUT What if Kelek sets thing into motion he didn't predict and it quickly got out of hand? The Witches, held in check by the Witch Queens are now doing some real damage? What then? Well. In that case we continue on to level 36! Who knows, I might even start it with the classic "You meet in an Inn".
Super Dungeon Explorer Adventure Team Go, Go, GO!
This is a bit of a goof, but it has gotten a lot of attention. I secured an artist this week for the first release of this. It will be for 5e and likely 180° away from anything Old-School.
Basic Bestiary and High Witchcraft
The first draft of Basic Bestiary is done, working on the beta draft now. I also put together my spreadsheet to track art development. Sadly I have not actually secured any new artists for this one. So that might be a delay.
The High Witchcraft book is no where near ready. I was going over my notes and I am not even sure I have anything that can be considered a draft at this point. Just about a dozen or so files of notes that need to be collated, edited and then made into something. Additionally I have files of materials that did not make the cut for some of the other books; usually due to space or because the idea was not as complete as I would have liked. If this is really going to be my "last witch book" then it behooves me to either find a home for those orphans here or on my blog. One such orphan was the Goblin Forest of Haven.
I really want the High Witchcraft book to be really special. I want it to feature some of the ideas I have been playing with for years and to be my Coda for this series.
I have a couple of other projects on the burners, but nothing I can share just yet.