Thursday, February 17, 2011

Some things just do not fit.

I just deleted a long rambling post I wrote yesterday.

Some cards do not fit neatly into any of the categories we have designed. Therefore we are going to have to add a "Special" card category for everything that requires careful reading before using because they break the rules.

To be able to get the core work done I am going to have to take many of these ideas and post them to myself as projects for the future.

So, when you see something being by passed, assume it needs work and will be along later.

Feel free to email and ask, just in case we have missed something you are interested in.

Some being shelved until later are: Clanborn, Waystones, Familiars, Companions, Elementalism, Ritualism, Astral and nothing else I can think of off the top of my head.

-- Posted From My iPad

Friday, February 11, 2011

Firing up for a weekend of work.

Sue is deep in the writing of the Second Edition rules. I do not get to see it until it is finished Monday. I am looking forward to it. After I get it we will be deep in the editing.

Once the rules are formed I will be going over the new cards and make sure they fit the rules.

I am approaching the character card building in stages. I am focused on being able to create and run a dragon through. In the basic form that means dragon, Valarian, universal, channel, health (just as they are) and a set I am calling character builder with Valarian Boons, nightvision and combat masteries.

Once these are done I can add all the different shifter races. They use the same add on cards as the dragon.

I am also building a set of Bloodline sets. Each Bloodline will get nine cards. The current surges are being broken up. Each of those cards do several things and are printed to small to be easily used. I am making the split out abilities come out at about the same CP. Of course, each clan also gets some new cards.

Ok, back to work.

-- Posted From My iPad

Monday, February 7, 2011

Making Progress and enjoying life

We are making some real progress towards the new DS. You have probably already noticed that I have started putting actual cards up on the blog to show off.

The current plan is to finish the ring set on Tuesday and Wednesday, then assemble them for the printer and send them on the way. The way we use rings around here it seems that we should also do the Teleport ring as an individual card. My thought is to do them in five card sets for $4.00. Repackage them here and sell them. Sue should get the guideline back to me on Wednesday. I will be able to post it on the order page.

We worked our butts off over the weekend, so today we cut back to just a few hours of work. Tuesday will be web, the talk and plan, then I run a game. We shall see if I am up to a late night work session or not.

Sue is also getting the basics laid out for a DS comic, but we have no date for starting it.

Now, I really need to go pack orders and make prints.

-- Posted From My iPad

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier
Originally uploaded by Marks Mysteries
Now let me try one from Flickr using the iPad. Sitting down at the computer gives more options for work, but it is not always the most convenient way to work.

Dalmatian Duo

Dalmatian Duo
Originally uploaded by Marks Mysteries
As usual I am trying something different to see how it works.

Snow and the wild times in Michigan

I shoveled the drive this morning. It looks to me like we got about six inches of snow around here.

I am working on the Second edition cards and getting Susan's artwork caught up online. Each day Sue is going through a few cards and editing the new rules at the same time.

I am also keeping my eye on how the new version will be affecting the old classic cards. It looks like they are almost all going to work as is. There will be a little mental gymnastics, but DS people can easily deal with that. It really makes us glad we started with the GM 3.4 rule so GM's can make at table decisions and the players know that the GM has the right to do that. Players know full well that arguing with the GM on rules is dumb, the GM is the final rules.

I am off to do another round of shoveling, drink some more coffee and get going. No rest for the evil ones up here.

-- Posted From My iPad