Siren's Call: Week 8

Siren's Call: Week 8

It's hard to believe it's been been eight weeks since the Siren's Call Kickstarter ended. As usual, we've kept ourselves busy. The indexing of Siren's Call was completed this week, and we've started our final proofing of the PDF. That means we'll read through the book one more time, cover to cover, fixing any typos or layout issues that slipped through production. So far we've gotten through the first two chapters, but we hope to have the entire book completed in the next two weeks.

Speaking of which, we had intended to send out a "Proofreading Edition" of the PDF to backers today, but then the art came in faster than expected! In fact, as of the writing of this post, we're only waiting on a single piece of artwork. Furthermore, the artist has told us he expects to send us that last piece of art tonight! So rather than go through the process of releasing a "Proofreading Edition" this morning just to turn around and go through the process again a day later, we've opted to hold off for the final piece. Assuming what the artist told us holds true, expect the PDF to be released tomorrow. We'll send out a Kickstarter post to backers then as well.

Meanwhile, we've finished the layout for the Pregenerated Colonists. It should be released to Kickstarter backers alongside the Siren's Call PDF. We've also setup and ordered printing proofs for the Siren Poster Map and the ARC Colony Ship Deckplans. Those two will be released once we've had time to review the printing proofs (probably still a week or two away).

In other news, we also did the layout for the first of the Patreon adventures and started writing The Nereus Incident (the prelude adventure and the other July Patreon release). Damn, it's been a productive week!

In the upcoming week our first priority is to send the Siren's Call PDF and Pregenerated Colonists out to backers. Our second priority is to continue the final proofing of the book. Our third priority is to make a bit of progress writing The Nereus Incident. Anything beyond that is gravy.

Missed the Kickstarter?

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Week's Progress

Here is a bulleted list of everything we've accomplished in the past week.

  • We've started our in-house final proofing of the Siren's Call PDF. Indexing has been completed and we are currently waiting on the final piece of art.
  • The Siren Poster Map and ARC Colony Ship Deckplans have been set up on DriveThruRPG and on the Tab Creations website, and printing proofs have been ordered. They will be sent to backers once the proofs have been reviewed.
  • The Pregenerated Colonists have gone through layout and proofing. The PDF is ready to be sent out to backers with the next Kickstarter post.
  • Writing for The Nereus Incident (the prelude adventure) has been started.

Current Status

Here is the current status of the various bits and pieces unlocked by the Kickstarter.

  • Siren's Call: Still waiting on the final pieces of artwor. Meanwhile, the final proofing of the PDF has started in-house.
  • Player's Brief: Waiting on the final of the Siren's Call PDF to be completed.
  • The Nereus Incident (Prelude Adventure): Writing has just started.
  • Quick-Start Update: Still waiting on the final art piece
  • Pregenerated Colonists: Completed. Ready to send to backers.
  • Colony Ship Deckplans: Complete. A printing proof has been ordered.
  • Siren Poster Map: Complete. A printing proof has been ordered.
  • GM Screen Inserts & Consequence Cards Update: Finished and sent to backers!
  • Roll20 Character Sheet Update: The updated sheet is live on Roll20!
  • Additional Scenario: Written and integrated into the text.

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