Old-School Essentials Kickstarter Live Now!

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13 comments:

  1. How you dare to not include a women in your project. You can't be allowed to work with whoever you want. You need a women. Go find want now. OMFG! People is unbelievable.

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  2. Don't be hateful; there are better ways to disagree with someone's criticisms of the project, and reacting to them with ridicule like this only serves to negatively characterize both this project and our community.

    Personally, I don't feel like it should be an issue. We're talking about game art here, not a theoretical text wherein male artists are appropriating the voices of women. I seriously doubt that the sex/gender of the contributing artists was a factor in Gavin's choices; sometimes things just work out like this.

    On the other hand, our hobby has traditionally been dominated by men. The OSR is as traditional as it gets, so I can understand why people might perceive the lack of female contributors as problematic.

    As in most things, the solution to issues like this lies in listening, talking, and respecting one another.

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    1. I think that he/she meant sarcasm, but I don't know.

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  3. Though I have no practical use for these, I want them want them want them nonetheless. They look absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! As more stretch goals are decimated, the package gets ever more beautiful. We have plans for even more book enhancements at higher levels :)

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    2. Just made my pledge! been such a pleasure following the development of these! Fingers firmly crossed for the Dolmenwood source book! :D

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    3. Thanks! The KS for the Dolmenwood Campaign Book will probably manifest late this year / early 2020.

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  4. Russian-speaking OSR community is excited with this project! Have you considered making a crowdfunded translation?

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    1. You probably know already, but there is a Russian translation of the B/X Essentials monsters book already: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1aoBB4ZbPzEw6wpMaHZ2hnZi0RWt9HxMn

      Once the Old-School Essentials books are out, I'd be delighted to help anyone who wants to translate the open text!

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    2. What about illustrated PDFs in Russian?

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    3. Honestly, it's unlikely to happen. Unless I could guarantee a large number of buyers (like at least in the hundreds) it wouldn't be worth the significant effort of producing the PDFs. Sorry!

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  5. Hello, Gavin! Can you share with us some information about the Rules Tome leatherette cover design? Thank you for the great project also!

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    1. Hi! I'm afraid there's not much to share on it yet. It'll be based on the Rules Tome cover, which is being designed by Peter Mullen. Unfortunately, we're only at the sketches stage of that illustration, so I won't be able to give more of an idea about the leatherette cover design until the main cover illustration is further along. (Not ideal, I know, but there you go.)

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