When we were speccing out the art for Costume Fairy Adventures, we decided to do something a little unconventional. Rather than focus exclusively on IC (in-character) action, we were going to pull the camera back a little and show the OOC (out-of-character) side of play as well.
That meant depicting the people playing the game, as well as the characters inhabiting it - and that put a challenge in front of us. No matter what we chose to depict, we’d be making a statement: this is what we think a gamer looks like. This is who we’re making games for. These weren’t choices to be undertaken lightly!
This is what we came up with. How’d we do?
"Setting the Stage", "The Rule of Fun", "Too Many Snacks", "Pregenning", "Final Chowdown" and "Tournement of Trickery" by Louise Kay Uy
Firstly, we’ve received notice that the colour proofs of the Core Costume Deck have been printed and are on their way. We’re hopeful that we’ll have them in our hands by the end of this week, but holiday shipping being what it is, we’ll have to wait and see. Fingers crossed!
Next, the backer PDF of the Core Rulebook has been updated to version 0.6, including four new illustrations on pages 25, 140-141, 167 and 191. As usual, you can get an updated copy using the links and credentials in Update 68, or in your pre-order email if you backed via Paypal.
Last but not least, The Big Pie Caper is really starting to come together in its final form. On the writing side, we just have a few final refinements to the pie mechanics to sort out, while the layout is shaping up nicely - you’ll find some preview spreads showing off the latter above (click for high-res!). Here’s where we’re at as of this posting:
The final colour proofs of the Core Costume Deck have been sent away for. Owing to the holiday shipping crunch, it may be several weeks before they arrive. Once they have, they’ll be reviewed by our graphic designer, and if no major issues are found, we’ll be ready to order a whole bunch of decks for distribution to our backers.
The backer PDF of the Core Rulebook has had a small art update on pages 136-137. As usual, you can get an updated copy using the links and credentials in Update 68, or in your pre-order email if you backed via Paypal. (If you’re not sure whether you have the latest version, the version number should read “0.5”.)
Finally, we’re still waiting on some final bonus content submissions for The Big Pie Caper. Everything else has been sent off to editing and layout. No previews yet - we hope to have those ready by next week’s update, though. Here’s where our current progress is: