I’ve been running Raging Swan Press for over eight years, and in that time I’ve learnt a ton about publishing. When I started, I was a neophyte. Next year, I hit name level!
Over the weekend, I was chatting via email with a freelancer working on his first assignment for Raging Swan Press. During the conversation, I gave what I thought was a brief overview of my publishing and design philosophy.
Regular readers know I love technology. They’ll also know I particularly love shiny pieces of technology decorated with a certain fruit logo. They’ll also know my mapping skills are terrible.
This question occurred to me the other day. When you buy a supplement or module, what are you actually buying?
By William McAusland (Outland Arts)
I’m a huge fan of using social media to make my gaming life better (and easier). But like all things, success or failure at any given task, is often down to the tools you use. After all, hammering in a nail with a screwdriver is surely doomed to failure!
I recently received a request to explain Raging Swan Press’s take on book covers. As a anyone with a passing knowledge of Raging Swan Press will know our covers are somewhat different to the norm. Why?
Several years ago, in my Borderland of Adventure campaign, our band of heroes explored a fragment of the upper level of The Forge of Fury. Sadly, their exploration was cut short when their foray alerted a tribe of orcs in the upper level. In the ensuing battle, the party were forced to flee—and only escaped because of the heroic sacrifice of one of their number.
There’s a subtle difference between module presentation and module design. As a freelancer, I spend a lot of time obsessing over module design. As a publisher, I spend just as much time obsessing over the layout and presentation of the module.
I’ve recently become much more productive as a freelancer, publisher and editor. I have a secret weapon, which has freed up literally hours of free time for me on a weekly basis.