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The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« on: January 30, 2016, 08:23:18 PM »
Firstly, I must thank Dizzy for bringing back this forum as the BLUEHOLME™ home-from-home!  8)

This is a good opportunity to appraise you all of the current status of the project. As you are all no doubt aware, this spare-time self-publishing business is never as easy nor as fast as one hopes it would be. There's always some Real Life intrusion or other - family holidays must be taken, games must be played, work must be done, papers must be marked ... but still we go on!

The BLUEHOLME™ Compleat Rules manuscript is undergoing its final edit. A stalwart crew of proofreaders has picked apart every chapter, asked, "what the hell does this bit mean?", and spotted every missing Oxford comma. I hope to finish considering all of their comments relatively soon.

Once I am happy, the text must be turned into a final layout with white space so that I can start speaking to artists. I want to run a crowdfunder to finance the original artwork for the book. My problem - one of my problems - is that the original art must measure up to the standard of the Henry J. Ford public domain art in the BLUEHOLME™ Prentice Rules, which I'm sure you all agree is pretty nifty stuff. So it probably won't come that cheaply.

I have learned not to get too precise with predicted dates, but hopefully 2016 will be the year of BLUEHOLME™ Compleat Rules, at least in my little corner of the OSR universe.

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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 09:41:29 PM »
Awesome! I didn't realize it was so close. I understand that may still take awhile, but it is certainly exciting news!

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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 09:15:16 AM »
That's great news Vile! If you need any questions answered about crowdfunding (Kickstarter), or about dealing with illustrators, I am more than willing to extend my limited expertise to aid you.

Also you are guaranteed a backer in me! I can't wait to see what you have in store!
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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 09:30:04 AM »
Thank you both for your vote of confidence!  ;D

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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 06:15:12 AM »
Back from a week basking in Sydney, and the proofreader-inspired edits are done. Now on to the final edit and layout.

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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 06:27:20 AM »
Back from a week basking in Sydney, and the proofreader-inspired edits are done. Now on to the final edit and layout.

Whoo hoo!
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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 11:31:52 PM »
I have just uploaded a revised PDF of the Prentice Rules to OneBookShelf. This incorporates all of the errata which was uncovered during the Journeymanne process. I also tweaked the layout and moved some sections around, so it matches its "big brother" in that regard. Oh, and I put back two classic monsters missing from the previous versions: the "octocat", and the "cave creeper" (I'll leave you to guess what they really are). As there's always the chance of typos creeping in during such a process, I'll also wait until December (same as the Journeymanne Rules) before putting Prentice on Lulu.

As an aside, I was somewhat shocked to discover that there have been over 6,000 downloads of Prentice to date ...    :o

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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 05:36:19 PM »
Look what arrived....
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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 12:14:12 AM »
Tee hee.  ;D

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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 12:09:50 PM »
My copy of BLUEHOLME™ arrived today! Wow the hardback and color cover look gorgeous. Excellent work Vile! Just flipping through it definitely gave me more excitement to run Holmes than I've ever had before.

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Re: The BLUEHOLME™ Project
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 08:53:35 AM »
Really glad you like it, Dizzy. Honestly, I have been pleasantly surprised by the upbeat reception of the game by everyone so far. It's even got me excited again, and I wrote the thing!  :P