Thursday, 23 November 2017

Saga of the Goblin Horde: Latest News

My blog has been rather quiet lately, as I'm pretty busy with real life things (such as moving). But there is still stuff going on with Saga of the Goblin Horde, so I thought I'd give a quick update.

Grim Review

Florian Krell of Grim Perspectives recently recorded and uploaded a review of Saga of the Goblin Horde, taking a deeper look at the setting. It's an excellent video, and well worth checking out:

Wild Die Podcast

The guys on the The Wild Die Podcast recently discussed their favorite settings, and Saga of the Goblin Horde got a few mentions and a lot of love. Thanks guys, the goblins love you too ;)

DriveThruRPG Transition

I've been gradually uploading my PDFs to DriveThruRPG. This is taking a while, as I'm giving each PDF another proofread before uploading it. But distributing through DriveThruRPG gives me a lot more information about my fanbase, and also allows me to email them directly, which is going to be very handy for promoting my newer stuff.

I'd also like to thank everyone who wrote a review for the setting book, I really appreciate the support! The reviews provide exposure, and help entice more people into downloading the setting.

DriveThruRPG promoted us as "Free Product of the Week"
New One Sheets

I recently released another One Sheet called Cold Spell, and this one is only available on DriveThruRPG, so hopefully it'll give me a better idea of how many people are downloading my stuff. My other PDFs were all originally available from my site, and I know a lot of people don't bother grabbing updates.

Next month I'll also be releasing Season's Beatings, another Christmas-themed One Sheet.


My physical copy of the setting book finally arrived in the post, and it looks great, but there were a few issues I had to address. I also still need to decide how to handle the gutter (and the smaller page size for the Lulu hardcover), but I'll try to sort that out soon, so that I can offer the print-ready PDFs to anyone else who wants to use them.

Setting Book

I noticed (and corrected) a couple of very minor issues with the setting book while working on the print-ready version. I'll release an update when I get the chance, but would like to give it another proofread first, in case I've missed anything else.

Swift d12

I'd hoped to get back to Swift d12 as soon as the Savage Worlds version was released, but I hadn't counted on the high demand for a print version of the setting book. Print-on-demand is something I would have needed to look into sooner or later anyway, and the lessons I learn now will save me time later, so it's a worthwhile investment.

However I have been putting together a list of things I need to update for the next version of the Swift d12 Quick Start, and I plan to get to work on those soon. I'm revising the initiative system again, and have some detailed notes about the new magic system, but other than that the revisions will mostly focus on clarifying the existing rules and adding some examples.