Crypts and Things has been unleashed and in its first week it has sold as much as the pre-order did! There’s a nice little buzz about the game, both on various blogs and via private emails. Both my Games Designer and publisher side are happy 🙂 Lots of nice little bits for C&T in the pipeline. In the short term modules galore. More long term a Companion and a spinoff self-contained game that you can use along side C&T.
I’m especially glad that C&T has found a following esp since its joining an increasingly crowded area of Old school D&D Weird Fantasy/S&S games. After looking at the insane number of OSR adventures out there (75 + for OSRIC alone) I’m glad I gave C&T a branding (which John Ossoway’s logo design helped great guns with) and feel all of its own.
If C&T was me reimagining D&D and OpenQuest is me doing RQ my way, then the upcoming Project Darklight is me doing Cyberpunk. I’ve settled on using Wordplay as my base system and its going to be my next serious writting project once I’ve finished off Blood of the Dragon for Crypts and Things.
Add to this my publishing commitments. Pre-orders for the Company have been ordered and once they’ve shipped, its time to press the button at Lulu/DriveThruRPG to make it a general release. Empires Rising is going to the next product out the tubes, all the pieces are in my hands. Blood of the Dragon will be simultanous with ER and touch wood I’ll squeeze out Hearts in Glorantha #5. Then there will probably be a break of a couple of months.
As much as I don’t want it D101 will go on a slight hiatus in April/May as I move back into our house and adjust to a new and extended life there. The slowing down and focusing more on home maters actually starts now, as we prepare to move out, but I’m praying that it doesn’t have as big an impact on D101 as the move last August did.