Thursday, May 23, 2013

Psi-punk Officially Released

You read that right.

Psi-punk: a Fudge Cyberpunk RPG is available now!

If you were a backer, you received an e-mail earlier today with a link to download the files. If not, don't worry -- you can buy it now from OneBookShelf for just $19.99.

I expounded a bit more on this announcement at the Accessible Games website.

Thanks to everyone who helped support Psi-punk up to this point, and to all of the new fans who are just coming on board!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wow, that was fast!

Ruben not only delivered the first draft of Psi-punk by Thursday (sooner than his Friday estimate), he delivered the follow-up draft, cover draft, character sheet draft, and new logo by Friday as well.

I sent Backers-only e-mails with previews of everything we have so far. Unfortunately I won't be sharing those to the general public, but rest assured they all look great. The final product is within reach and I can't wait to share it with the rest of the world.

If you've been waiting for Psi-punk, fear not. The wait is almost over!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

First Layout Pass Complete

Good news! I am told the first layout pass for Psi-punk is complete.

What does that mean? The core design of the document is intact now. Headers, fonts, general placement, space for art, etc. None of the art is placed yet, but Ruben tells me he hopes to have a draft revision by the weekend.

How would you like a sneak peak? This is just the first 3 pages, including the credits and introduction pages. There's no art yet, but the headers, footers, fonts, and so forth are in place. Remember, some things are still subject to change (like that blank spot where I'm missing the name for my new logo artist -- whoops!) but it's an indication of where we're going.

Also, I'm talking with Ruben about increasing the font size. Currently the font for the main body copy is 11 point and the book, at that size, will have an estimated 176 pages after art is placed. If we increase it to 12 pt. he thinks that will push the page count up to 200-ish, which is what I budgeted for to begin with. I'm not too concerned about the actual page count, but I want a font that is readable for most people -- too many game books have tiny fonts, and I want to change that.

So, what do you think?

Download the sneak peak, then comment below.

P.S. I am disabling the "Support Psi-punk" page for now. It has been great -- since the end of the Kickstarter, we've received 4 additional new backers and one pledge upgrade through that link. I'm really thrilled by the enthusiasm, but we literally just received one additional pledge this morning and, from here out, I'm not going to be able to promise that we can put additional backer names in the book before launch. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, and I really look forward to being able to show you all the final product soon!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Psi-punk Cover - Revealed!

I know it's been quiet around here for a while. I have been working hard on a few new projects while awaiting the final touches on Psi-punk. My layout guy tells me he should be able to devote more time to the project soon, but he had a few other projects that had come up while we had been waiting on art.

Speaking of art, we finally have the cover for Psi-punk and it looks spectacular! Check it out!

Also, behold Psi-truvian Man! (We're thinking about using this on the back cover.)

Finally, we should have a new Psi-punk logo soon, and I'll display that as soon as it comes in.

Let me know what you think, and why not comment on whether or not you think Psi-truvian Man should go on the back cover.