Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Progress Report

Just to keep people posted:

Elvis: The Legendary Tours is on its way to someone who is going to run it through Adobe Distiller for me; if all goes well the final version will be on line for reviewers later this week, and going out to e23 ASAP.

I made a good start on The Original Flatland Role Playing Game at the weekend - got up to page 6 of the main text, and reworked several of the illustrations. I'm going for a two-column layout on this one - I really dislike how Word handles columns, especially if you want to put in an illustration or table spanning two columns, but it gives it a different look to Diana / Elvis and lets me get in more text per page. So far I've covered the world, character creation, skill use and firearms. It helps that it's a very simple game, of course. If the rest of it goes this fast I ought to have the first draft on line by the end of the month.

I was thinking of including some life-size "cardboard hero" figures - since the typical flatlander is about 11" long they'd almost fit on a page. But 1:2 or 1:3 is probably more practical. Print them onto thin card or acetate sheet, no need even to fold them. I'll probably do them in colour, but make sure they look OK if printed in grey scale.

Anyway, cautiously optimistic. Now if I can just get my act together on the next Forgotten Futures project - which I suspect will NOT be Thorne Smith since I'm going around in circles with his estate - I'll be really happy.
Tags: diana, elvis, flatland, forgotten futures, rpg

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