Well, the product is appropriate I think, but there is currently some disagreement among the editorial staff about reviews. On the one hand, they are a service to the community, and letting people know about good stuff is important. On the other hand, there are a ton of products out there, and sometimes our reviews feel 'behind' somehow, at least relative to the internet buzz and such. Even a great product with a great review in FO! is one which has typically already been covered on Grognardia and half a dozen other blogs.
And, space is at such a premium - we could have slipped a couple reviews into 13 if I hadn't crashed up against the deadline, since we had blown the page limit anyway with the great T&T and BRP Young Kingdoms stuff (back to 88 next time!) but there was a conscious decision not to put the ones we had into 12 because we just couldn't justify it relative to the other cool stuff we needed to put in there.
So the upshot is - you are a good writer and that is a product worth considering, so we'd be strongly tempted to take a review of it. But it would not be a 'slam dunk' to make it into the issue because of the issues mentioned above. Maybe I will start another discussion...
You raise a good point, Melan. Insofar as we do reviews I think the way to approach them is to say: here is an important product to think about more. The internet handles 'whoa! check out this new shiny!' well already, so we don't need to have the review column serve that purpose. I guess we'd be looking more for thoughtful reviews of putatively important products, then - which I'm sure Kesher can provide.
Today I went through my half-finished submission of the Darkness Beneath level I am writing and produced a list of stuff that would provide nice visuals. I sent this list to an artist that had volunteered some art pieces more than half a year ago (that's how late I am). Once I get a reply I'll post the list...
Ways', Snow Throne will definitely be in issue #14. Thanks for your patience - people are going to love that adventure. (It came in in time for #13, but we ran out of time to pack more stuff into that issue before it was laid out!)
So: elves are lithe and svelte, willowy creatures with hair of silver and alabaster skin - yet the moment they doff their dressing gown, *KER-FLUMP!*, huge chest-muffins spill out? Those silky togs must be wrapped really tight around the torso! ;D
Alas I may be guilty of giving elves human proportions...I accuse Larry Elmore I tried to graphically establish the passage of many decades by advancing the (same) girl's development. Sets up the classic "looks 25, actually 85" issue between elves and ornery humans.
Last Edit: Feb 9, 2012 12:19:20 GMT -6 by labsenpai