What I'm Backing on Kickstarter:

What I'm Backing on Kickstarter:
Immortal Figures: Gods of Olympus

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cleaning & Sorting

Well, this weekend has been a bit relaxing and probably the last one till sometime in the New Year since the countdown to the holidays have begun!  Since my last blog entry, I had begun a general cleanup and sorting of various files on my computer.  I had, for instance, a variety of files scattered across my hardrive and numerous emails concerning Victorious as well as an assortment of other files for other projects that have graced my desktop.  After some sorting and purging, I spent a bit of time talking and cleaning up the Brave Halfling forums along with John Adams.  BHP has underwent a few changes the past couple of years and various sections were just not relevent anymore.  Actually the forums who is a very small community hasn't seen much activity of late and between blogging, tweeting, not much attention has been given to it.  Hopefully we'll turn this around in the next couple of months.  BHP is a bit tied down with the Delving Deeper release but seeing that it's just around the corner, plans are in motion for 2012.

I also have plans for the AC lineup in the months ahead and while I won't go into much detail yet, I will say that they include various issue of the Ballista I had mentioned months ago as well as a few digest adventure releases.  I'll be securing a more finalized plan of action once I've discussed details with a couple of authors who had submitted material to AC and BHP in the past.  The AC website has been ignored for months now and since I created the domain a couple of years ago, I don't think I've updated it more than a couple of times since the beginning of AC.  I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet bit I am considering rolling the blog up with the site.  We'll see but I expect I'll sort it out over the holidays.

Between cleaning up the files on my desktop, I had also noticed a variety of posts of peoples blog about publishing and professional vs hobbiest considerations.  I will weigh in a bit on this later in the week but in some cases, I find myself disagreeing with some of the sentiments being shared.  There are some very good points being made though so it has been interesting reading.  More later...

M

Monday, November 14, 2011

Changes...

I know that the past few months have been relatively quiet and my last 'real' update was around four months ago.  Best possible laid plans can often suffer changes resulting from unforseen complications.  In certain instances, choices had to be made.

First of all, it is with regret that I announce the Arcana Creations and Brave Halfling Publishing will not be publishing Mike Stewart's "Victorious RPG". Since July, a fair bit of work had been accomplished on the project but it had also gone through a variety of changes.  With some of these changes though, the vision of Publisher was no longer the same as Writer and while we all had the best intentions for the game, a mutual decision was made to dissolve the publishing agreement.  I wish Michael all the best.

Secondly, while the Pathfinder conversions I had assigned are moving forward, the person I had working on C&C conversions has pulled from the project.

Where does all this leave us?

Well, the Ballista was put on hold earlier this year and the increased demands of Victorious the past couple months left the project completely unattended.  This is one project I am anxious to sink my teeth back into and I have already begun to review some of this material.  Besides that, at least one of the ealier modules we released needs to be reprinted and a few changes will need to see this and other modules back to layout.  Since I have lost the additional support I initially had to assist with some of the C&C material, I will be tackling that bit of work myself once the Ballista is back on track.

It's been quite some time since I have made a release and the end of the year is fast approaching but it's not too late to see at least one release by then.

M