Moon Design Update on many things

From: Rick Meints <rjmeints_at_dGe9fcF1zX8QyveCm7HpPWeuZEF4yY-WOhb_C1CWruYGsF5itiNmHyMf4AxIMgehezf>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:45:16 -0000

Hello all,

I have just returned from a wonderful weekend in Berlin (Jeff Richard's wedding) followed by an awesome weekend in the Uk at the Continuum convention. The trip has left me recharged, reinvigorated, and ready to move forward on many things. Special thanks to all those friends (old and new) I had a chance to spend time with, and for all the positive support they provided me.

My first announcement:

I have employed the services of Roderick Robertson to assist Moon Design in many administrative endeavors, including production related matters such as working with the project lead of each book, my printers, distributors, and such. In particular, communicating as to what is in the works will be an ongoing responsibility of his. Welcome Roderick! More details to follow soon as he gets his Moon Design crash course. We have not given him an official title just yet, but Communications Tsar will certainly be part of it.

Publication related updates:

Continuum saw the debut of a preview version (text only) of the new HQ2: Questworlds core rulebook. I wanted to specifically make it available to help us in the last push to get it ready for publication this Christmas season. Podcasts of the seminars related to the HQ2 book should be on the web shortly, and many thanks go to Darran Sims for heroicly recording and preparing them.

The Esrolia: Land of 10,000 Goddesses book will be avialable for sale at Warehouse23 and similar outlets in August, uncluding the PDF version on DrivethruRPG. This 58 page addition to the Stafford Library is a wonderful sourcebook on all things Esrolian, with a super set of maps and information on Nochet in particular.

Jeff and Loz are working full tilt on the introductory Cults of Sartar book as the first installment of their larger Pavis: Gateway to Adventure supplement. At Continuum they spoke about both in great detail and podcasts of the seminars should be available on the web soon.

Heroes of Malkion is in the art assignment and layout stage. I expect it to be on sale in paper and PDF form by Christmas this year. Simon has done a wonderful cover for it, and has the art theme well in hand.

When Malkion (the first of three in the series by Trotsky) is done we will then move on to getting the Aldryami book through art and layout. Expect it early in 2009.

While at the convention I also spoke with the authors of many forthcoming projects, including Ian Cooper's Red Cow (Sartar based) campaign book, Newt's Red Storm Rising book, Stu Stansfield's Caladraland book, and several others. No firm dates for those yet.

Greg and I also discussed his Grand Argrath campaign book, and I am happy to report that he is making steady progress on it. I'll defer to him as to when he expects to have his writing finished.

As I first said at a Tentacles convention seminar in May, and restated again at a Continuum seminar, with the added assistance I have recently brought on board, especially with layout and website skills, a great many projects will come to fruition over the next 6- 12 months. No one is more tired of all the past delays than I am.

I realise that I have not touched on every topic or project in the works. There are gloranthan projects, non-gloranthan Questworlds supplements, the website, and more to also update you on, but a partial update now seemed far better than a more complete one at some later date.

May the Great Compromise be restored.

Rick Meints
Moon Design Publications              

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