This week, for me it’s GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing and exciting desert-based encounters!
This is the first weeknote I’m posting to my new blog! (If you are new to this concept, weeknotes are shorts posts that map out my weekly plan for Raging Swan Press. Not only do they let you keep up with the crazy goings-on at global HQ, but they help me focus on my goals and priorities for the week).
In any event, this week, I’ll be slaving away on several large tasks:
- Editing and layout continue on GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing. This book, is turning into a huge tome. At this time, it’s closing in on 300 pages, making it Raging Swan’s biggest ever book. It’s also a book I’ve been waiting to publish for a very long time, as dungeon delving is very close to my heart. This week, I’m spending time completing edits on the new dungeon dressing material commissioned for the book and adding three more fiendish traps by David Posener.
- Begin my in-depth edits of the winning entries of this Broken Freelancers II. I’ve got eight to go through and this year I’m providing each winner with detailed feedback on their entry. I’m hoping to complete my initial thoughts on at least four this week.
- Create webpages. I need to build webpages for July’s products’ webpages and post them to ragingswan.com.
- Write an article for Pathways magazine by Rite Publishing. I’ve contributed to pretty much every issue of Pathways to date and I’m looking forward to coming up with something for this month. Excitingly, I don’t know what I’ll be doing yet – I’m waiting for inspiration to pounce (and hopefully rake).
- Continue to post up advice articles here. I have an extensive archive of posts on my old blog and so I’ll be adding new articles and session summaries here every day.
This Week’s Exciting Release
This week, Raging Swan Press releases Village Backdrop: Prayer’s Point by Alexander Augunas.
The quaint village of Prayer’s Point is a prosperous place. Many folk believe it is blessed by the gods, for numerous aasimar children are born to its residents and visitors alike. As if the villagers needed additional confirmation their home is touched by divinity, the nearby river of Angel’s Run and the bay it feeds are famous for their waters, which shine with golden light each sunrise and sunset. Still, even such a tranquil place as Prayer’s Point isn’t without its problems. Whispered rumours speak of lycanthropes in the nearby forest, ghosts stalking the village’s graveyard and of strange, rotting carcasses floating down Angel’s Run. And looming above all hangs the horrible truth: terrible, unnatural things craving nothing more than wanton death lurk within nearby Mount Hoarfrost.
Village Backdrops are short, richly detailed supplements that each present a single village ready to insert into almost any home campaign. Perfect for use as a waystop on the road to adventure, as an adventure site themselves or as a PC’s home, Village Backdrop present the details so the busy GM can focus on crafting exciting, compelling adventures.