|Title page from the play test edition|
"Whispers of Persephone"
Art by: Christian Martinez
Editing for The Steel Road is proceeding at a fantastic pace. I want to thank Pat for all her hard work in rooting out those pesky grammatical irregularities that tend to crop up. (Thanks Pat!) At this point, I fully expect The Steel Road to fulfill on schedule, though signed copies will likely arrive in September due to printing and shipping times. The Steel Road will be available on Drivethrurpg.com following fulfillment.
Whispers of Persephone survived the first round of play test months ago. Presently I am formatting a play test version that will go out to my entire play testing roster for a thorough shake down leading up to, and continuing through the KickStarter campaign. The KickStarter campaign has been moved back to September, to all for completion of the fulfillment of The Steel Road and so I can get physical proofs in to check the art in print. As a note to all of you who may be planning on publishing your own work in the future, if you have art on a page I recommend that you get a proof copy to see how that art fairs when it is printed. It will always look different than it does on screen. This is, in part, because your screen is backlit whereas the pages in your book are certainly not. All art for Whispers of Persephone was created by Christian Martinez.
Things still to come in 2018:
Tarot Adventures, Book Three: Death comes to Glenfallow ~ Things heat up when a dreadful villain sets her eyes upon Glenfallow. This adventure is designed to be of deadly level difficulty, incorporates a number of challenges, and brings new NPCs to the game. This book's art will be funded through KickStarter. Watch here for more news on this title.
47 Furious Tails, Issue One ~ The story of 47 Ronin re-told with anthropomorphic characters. This project has been a real labor of love and is the first comic book I've written for publication. Art coming in has been simply amazing, as Alexia Veldhuisen is showing the world that she IS the modern samurai of comic book artists. 47 Furious Tails will have a total of twelve issues and will tell the story of the Ako incident. Beginning before lord Asano's fateful, final trip to Edo, issue one introduces principle actors of this historic act of loyalty.
Planning for 2019:
Scheduling projects is proving to be more important as time progresses. For 2019 I have the following projects that are planned for release as well as several other projects which may make their appearance before the end of the coming year:
Look for several Tarot Adventures to be released in 2019!