21 days ago
– Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 05:42:49 AM
Hey, we got ya'll something!
Tide Breaker: Quickstart Edition!
We've been getting asked for this for a hot minute now, and I'm really happy to be able to reveal this today of all days! Francita and Draconick put it in so much work to get this ready for everyone on time and I don't know about ya'll, but I can't thank them enough. I'm super blessed to be working with such a great team and I'm just speaking for myself here, but I'm absolutely stoked to see what the full book looks like based on the work they've done here. When I tell you this is clean, I'm saying you could print this layout and perform surgery on it with full confidence. Ok, lemme stop. Suffice to say, I'm excited and proud of the work that was done by the team to produce this.
So here it is, free for everyone, backer or passerby. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family and let me know what you think!
Happy Holidays Ya'll!
about 2 months ago
– Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 11:45:48 PM
Down to one more stretch goal.
Yup! That's right, and that stretch goal is almost complete! I've got in everything but Ewen's tables and he's a table and a half from being done. We're taking our time to get through everything due to the holiday season and being with our families and what not, but rest assured we'll be back and killing these updates soon.
In the meantime... something important!
I'll be reaching out to Mastermind tier backers to schedule times to get their artwork done and help build characters to be put into the book. Currently, the first backer I had on queue hasn't gotten back to me so if anyone wants to take that spot hit me up. I'll do first come first serve and start work on that soon.
I'm free Sunday-Tuesday nights. Otherwise I'm at work at my day job. Unfortunately, we're not quite at "Do this full time" status yet, so please accept my apologies if this doesn't work out for you. That said...
The Process For Character Creation
So what we'll be doing is spending about 2 hours gathering references, writing up a short blurb for the character, and then doing character generation. If you're familiar with the game already, feel free to send me a complete character and I'll go over it, otherwise please feel free to use the time as a demo of the character generation process. Once we're done, I'll send the references to our artist and have them do a sketch for you. Once that's cleared, we'll do a final pass on the art and drop it in the book along with the work we wrote together.
What's after this?
Beats me. I'm chilling, tbh. It's the holidays like I said. I'm excited to spend some time with family and finish up as much work as I can. We're going to do our best to provide the best looking content we can muster and I'm stoked to be able to share more with you in the future, backers!
Keep It Heroic ya'll!
Just about done writing.
3 months ago
– Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 03:47:19 PM
You heard that right, right?
Little impromptu update as I think this is pretty importan. So, this was just posted in our discord server. Which you should join. Seriously, I've been posting updates in there all month. You folks are missing out on all the cool things I've been cramming into this final update!
JOIN THE SERVER. DO IT. CLICK HERE. CLICKKKKKK. Nah, but thank you though either way. I love you all ok?
Ok. Folks! I think I'm juuuussst about done.
I've got some advice left to write for grooves, and I've already picked clean all my notes and stuff on the server. So it's going to come down to this:
- Make a few more functions.
- Write the Groove Advice.
- Make a final scan through the book for anything I might of messed up.
- Pass it along to the rest of the team.
I've been seriously busting my ass on this last couple of task ya'll. Really, most of the night tonight was more me fussing about with fonts and worrying about my word count. However, I did clear all the FAQ stuff (this in reference to the questions I've been getting on Discord, not me writing an actual FAQ section) I wanted to do and I think I've got the word count situation mostly sorted. So though I had some unexpected bumps in my progress today (what else is new... whenever I do a checklist of things I spend more time adding things as I go than finishing stuff) I'm so much further now.
I'm going to give myself a few more days to make some final content decisions as it's now my Monday for the work week. In the meantime, almost all of the stretch goal stuff I received has been cleaned up and added in. Currently waiting on Nik M. and Aaron to finish up their stuff (I have their rough drafts and they are AMAZING) and add that into the book. To be honest, I could probably just use that time to tidy up things while I wait.
I'm not going to add any more new content after this though. If I do, I'll never stop! Ha ha ha!
Ok. It's like 7am in the morning here. I'm going to bed folks.
Stay tuned. I might share some art or something. Hell, it could be the campaign exclusive hoodies even!
OH YEAH SPEAKING OF ART! Next update is going to be a big one for a certain backer tier...
Getttting realllll close, ya'll!
3 months ago
– Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 12:30:29 AM
To editing that is!
So as of this week, we got the first drafts in for EVERY stretch goal now! I'm personally just about done with tinkering with balance updates and going through my backlog of comments on the work doc and I've got to tell ya, that's a huge burden off my shoulders, folks! It's just been well, a super long journey doing all this and getting closer to the finish line. I don't even want to think about the work that comes after that, but... dammit. Now I'm thinking about it! :-D :-D :-D!
Once this last bit of writing is taken care of, I'll be handing off the documents to Francita and Draconick who'll then whisk 'er away to their personal setups and do their magic to make it look all sharp and stuff. I imagine that'll probably be done around January at this rate. It'd be a bit of an late Christmas gift if ya ask me that's for sure!
Anyway, I'm excited! The teams excited! We want to share our excitement with you, backers! This weekend I'll be on the discord doing playtest and answering questions all day long, feel free to stop in and say hello! In the meantime, Keep It Heroic!
Oh Hi. Here's the update for the month.
4 months ago
– Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 10:43:22 PM
Stretch Goal Stuff Is Underway!
Meg, Ewen, and Janet have checked in with me, with the former two delivering some drafts. It's looking pretty good, ya'll! Nik M. has some ideas cooking in their head, and we're excited to see what the homie comes up with! I've met with Gabe and he's gonna whip up some juicy Grooves for our final update, and honestly, I'm pretty much salivating over here!
Art! SO MUCH ART.
Is being planned. I got off the line with Francita a few days ago so we can better plan out where we're sticking the existing stuff into the layout and how much more we can afford to spread through the book. While we're in the middle of planning out exactly what can be thrown in the book I've got the production line on hold, but we'll be dropping new stuff here soon enough.
That's it! I'm basically just staring at the document to get my end done as the last bit of writing and updates feels like it's even more work than the first 95% of the game. Truth be told, I'm just going to muster up my wits and my courage and tackle it as hard as I can so I can focus solely on being a product lead/art director as though I've been "blessed" with a very large dome, it can only fit so many hats at a time so to speak.
I'll keep ya'll posted as things start to move though.