Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ba5ic Update

Ba5ic is going to be available as a POD through DriveThruRPG . . . after I fix some formatting problems that reared their ugly head once I got a printed copy in hand. Not something terribly surprising, actually. I worked in graphic design and typesetting for many years prior to my current vocation and I can tell you from personal experience that seeing something on a computer screen is different from seeing it in print and even that is different from seeing it in book form.

I gotta say, though, that I am really happy with the overall look and feel of the thing. I’ll soon be done with the formatting issues (and double checking that their aren’t any hidden typos or errata that I’ve missed along the way). Once I get another printed book from DriveThruRPG and I am happy with the fixes in formatting, I’ll make it available for everyone.

Thanks to everyone who gave a kind word about this. I appreciate it.

In the meantime, I am also working on adapting and updating The Caves of Cormakir as well as making a new urban hex crawl adventure for use with ba5ic. I am also going to re-release The Caves in its LL version with some much needed updates, something I should have done a long time ago.

Hopefully all the above will happen sooner rather than later.

I am posting this to help keep myself honest...


Scott Anderson said...

Very exciting when you finally have a copy of your work in hand. Very exciting.

Does DrivethruRPG make finished copies of a work from a manuscript and cover? Or what? How does that work?

Would you consider doing (minimal) graphic design and typesetting for someone else?

Monkapotomus said...

I'm really excited to see what you produce. I've recently started my daughter and her friends in on MicroLite 20 and this looks like it might be a good next step since I know they are looking to pick up their own materials.