Sunday, November 28, 2010

Slow but Steady

For everyone who's asked me in recent weeks whether I still plan to release Dwimmermount, the answer is yes. Work on it has been continuing -- more slowly than I'd like, true -- and it's on the schedule for the first quarter of 2011. Here's the cover image:

As things get closer to the actual release date, I'll have more specific information to share, but that'll have to wait until after I've finished my other more immediate projects, including Petty Gods.

21 comments:

  1. That's great! Can't wait to see this in press.

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  2. Looks great looking forward to seeing it.

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  3. I note a similarity between this cover image and that of the Cursed Chateau; is the staircase theme deliberate?

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  4. Love the cover! But then I really liked the cover of The Cursed Chateau, too.

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  5. I note a similarity between this cover image and that of the Cursed Chateau; is the staircase theme deliberate?

    Only insofar as I chose both images and I'm a self-confessed staircase fetishist. :)

    In truth, I do have a thing for staircases; they scream "adventure" to me for some reason. However, I didn't choose this image as part of a deliberate theme. I was committed to using a photograph as the basis for the cover and this one grabbed me so I went with it.

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  6. I should point out that I like the similarity. It ties the two together in a not too overt way.

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  7. Aside from the Dungeon, how much of the campaign's history and "world-at-large" stuff, will be featured?

    Very nice cover, btw.:)

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  8. I did not realize you were with Rogue Games and were one of the minds behind Shadow, Sword, and Spell, and Colonial Gothic. Yet another reason to like you along with your Grognardia musings. Keep up the great work and am looking forward to seeing the Dwimmermount in its completed state.

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  9. I'm very much looking forward to this. :)

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  10. I think this is a nicer, more modern looking design than Chateau was. The "splatter framing" on the back still looks a little bit dated, but it doesn't dominate the design or anything.

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  11. I agree that the cover image is subtle yet strong. Great stuff.

    Ever see the Stair Stalker from White Dwarf? Did not make it into Fiend Folio, but a cool dumbass English beastie nontheless. Great for stair freaks like us, JM.

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  12. I admit I'm a tad torn about this...having been very inspired by the campaign logs I'm excited to learn more about the mountain but I'm afraid of it losing it's mystery.

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  13. Beautiful cover! Looking forward to this. Maybe I can finally start my Old School game with this book :)

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  14. I don't seem to notice any listing of compatibility with any particular game. Will the entire thing be designed for use in any game?

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  15. Pretty cover. Is it going to be an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 book?

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  16. This post is a great "lure", James! I'm hooked.

    Also, to echo the curiousity above, how much of your own campaign material will be in it, and will this be a digest sized book?

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  17. Dwimmermount focuses strongly on the dungeon itself rather than the wider world beyond it. That's by design, since I'm not interested in selling yet another campaign setting, particularly when I'd rather gamers created their own. So, the book is designed to be as "plug and play" as possible.

    And, yes, the book is small in size -- 6" x 9", I think.

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  18. James, the cover looks very sharp. I like it!

    I like it much more than the Cursed Chateau.

    Looking forward to it.

    Please make sure that whoever sells the hardcopies doesn't take Canadian to the cleaners on postage.

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  19. That's a terrific cover! It really inspires me to draw my PCs towards those stairs...

    Can't wait for it :)

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