I wanted the members of this board to be the first to know. I would like to thank you all for your help and encouragement into turning what started out as nothing more than a simple Holmes errata document into a fully formed simulacrum game. This board has been an invaluable resource and an amazingly fun and friendly place to visit!
Please let me know if you encounter any problems or errors with the PDF, there will be a "2nd printing" if enough errata accumulates (and before I make it available through PoD).
I DLed this off RPGnow and really like it so far! Very nice introduction to Old School.
I am thankful to all the original creators of this hobby and to all the work done by it's current guardians. Every time we play, we get to visit a different world, explore it, marvel at it's beauty....and take treasure from the bad guys!
It’s been somewhat quiet on the south-eastern front of late, so I thought I’d give you another update. As you can tell, things are moving a little slowly with the BLUEHOLME™ Compleat Rules, which is due to some not insignificant Real Life™ events. However, all is not in the doldrums as I am going through the Prentice Rules in an effort to bring them up to scratch with Compleat as well as giving them a bit of a tidy-up (and sort out those fonts). Hopefully the “2nd Printing” of Prentice in PDF format will follow soonish. I’ll leave you to try to break it for a couple of months after that, and if no more errata is forthcoming I’ll try to get Prentice into Print-on-demand by Xmas 2014.
There are a couple of other things bubbling away in the module pot, so stay tuned! ;-)
Post by oakesspalding on Sept 30, 2014 22:10:11 GMT -6
I always assume everyone knows more about these things than I do. I'm a luddite in many areas, mainly because I'm basically lazy. But give me a couple days and I'll figure things out (through trial an error) long enough to do them. Then I'll forget how I did them a few days later. Luckily, though, once you have an appropriate template--of a table, cover or whatever--you can usually forget how you created it but still keep plugging things into it.
Lulu is easy. You just upload your PDF and that's that. The covers are slightly more demanding but not much. You just tune your word document to the proper dimensions and then PDF it.
RPGNow seems more author unfriendly. I got hung up twice on some random thing. But since (at the time) I was happy with Lulu, I had an excuse to give up. Then again, when I say 'author unfriendly', since so many authors and publishers use it successfully, it must be me.
Don't tell anyone, but the plan is to consolidate the four Zylarthen books into one PDF and then sell it for money. So at some point in the near future I will need to brave RPGNow again. I assume it moves PDFs better than Lulu.
cadriel will get a free copy because he suggested it.
Hey, I have eight mouths to feed if you include our two cats, so don't judge me. Plus, I need bus fare back to Tacoma and my wallet was just stolen.
Well, the Prentice Rules are theoretically fully edited now, time for the last proof-read of the printed pages. Would have done it this weekend but I've been a bit pre-occupied with events here in Hong Kong and I will run my first game of 5E tomorrow. But I promise to get a move on, and sort out the PoD as well!
If you've previously downloaded the BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules you should have received a notification that the new version is waiting for you. For the rest of you, go to your nearest DriveThru and grab your copy! And, if you want to throw in a few cp, sp, or even gp, the Compleat Version will need that much less funding ...
I am now waiting for my print proof copy of the BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules perfect bound edition to arrive in my letterbox. It might be a while, so be patient - even if all goes swimmingly, it takes a while for things to wing their way to me across the Pacific.
If things don't go swimmingly, of course, it may be back to the drawing board for some serious reformatting ...
I have just uploaded a revised PDF of the Prentice Rules to OneBookShelf. This incorporates all of the errata which was uncovered during the Journeymanne process. I also tweaked the layout and moved some sections around, so it matches its "big brother" in that regard. Oh, and I put back two classic monsters missing from the previous versions: the "octocat", and the "cave creeper" (I'll leave you to guess what they really are). As there's always the chance of typos creeping in during such a process, I'll also wait until December (same as the Journeymanne Rules) before putting Prentice on Lulu.
As an aside, I was somewhat shocked to discover that there have been over 6,000 downloads of Prentice to date ...