In two days time my second Kickstarter Campaign will be complete – and fully funded! In fact, the campaign is currently at 137% and more backers are still trickling in. Where will it all end?
And what have I been doing? Well, my daily task has been manually checking the several thousand passage links in Highways and Holloways. That looks like this…
The temptation to over-edit has to be fought. I’ve re-arranged one knot of roads, simplifying it to make navigation quicker and more straightforward. This was one of the few criticisms about Smog and Ambuscade and, honestly, one I can completely understand. One of the tricky things is that, having created the maps, ridden the roads and spent months writing the adventures, I can no longer trust myself as a standard of reading the navigation. I know exactly where places are and have, like a homing pigeon, a certain sense of direction, no matter what passage I am reading… So I’ll be relying on my playtesters in the next weeks to help me with this.
Tick, tick, tick, tick, scratch, flip, tick, turn, tick, flip, double-check. Why on earth did I allow the book to reach 1500 passages?
Immediately after the end of the campaign I’ll be heading to a meeting with Ben to make a full plan for the illustrations, and after that will come my backers’ chance to have a say in what gets drawn. So, expect several more posts in the next few days!