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[Shark Bytes] Modern/Horror Issue

#1 Postby Lord Inar » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:14 am

Hello all,

There's a new Shark Bytes, the Modern/Horror issue, available now at http://sharkbytes.info

We have some wonderful contributions from 12 to Midnight and Reality Blurs along with a host of other goodies, so check it out!

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#2 Postby jamused » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:24 am

I really think you should put a link to the issue in the blog post announcing it...

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#3 Postby Lord Inar » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:28 am

jamused wrote:I really think you should put a link to the issue in the blog post announcing it...


But that way you miss my captivating intro!

Ah, well, here you go: http://sharkbytes.info/download.php?list.2

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#4 Postby Cutter XXIII » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:51 am

jamused wrote:I really think you should put a link to the issue in the blog post announcing it...


Done!

Since the issue is split into a GM section and Player section, I linked to the Downloads page rather than the issue itself. However, I also changed some names last night so you can actually tell what you're downloading (amazing, I know). :)
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#5 Postby Lord Inar » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:57 am

One other quick note:

Lord Skudley's maps will be available shortly.

I need to repackage before we post them (there are a LOT of them!)

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#6 Postby Dont Die » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:30 pm

While I've just recently joined the forums here, I'll take this opportunity to say thanks to the Shark Bytes crew. You guys are doing a great job!
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#7 Postby Lord Inar » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:55 pm

You are welcome!

Make you sure you go back and dig in the archives as well.

Good SW stuff never goes out of style!

Glad you like it,

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#8 Postby Lord Lance » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:54 am

Are those file in the website "finished", or they are "works in progress"??

Modern/Horror Issue: Players 05 Nov : 20:42
Modern/Horror Issue: GMs 05 Nov : 20:42
Fantasy Issue (Player & GM sections) 05 Aug : 15:41
Fantasy Issue Extras 05 Aug
NE Issue Extras 23 Apr : 16:06

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#9 Postby GreenTongue » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:24 am

Excellent work, as usual.
Good to see the tradition continue.
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#10 Postby Sitting Duck » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:36 am

Great stuff. Is the next issue going to have a particular theme and what's the deadline?
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#11 Postby Cutter XXIII » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:57 am

Lord Lance wrote:Are those file in the website "finished", or they are "works in progress"??


All finished. Why do you ask?
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#12 Postby MountZionRyan » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:23 am

Lord Lance,
These are the files Cutter mentioned renaming for clarity.
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#13 Postby Lord Inar » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:32 am

Lord Lance wrote:Are those file in the website "finished", or they are "works in progress"??


They're finished. What is NOT there are the Ravenspeak maps, which will be a separate download. I need to make sure I have them all before bundling and posting.

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#14 Postby Lord Inar » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:42 am

Sitting Duck wrote:Great stuff. Is the next issue going to have a particular theme and what's the deadline?


Glad you asked! I didn't put a little "next issue" blurb in there.

Next issue will be "weird" settings, i.e. setting that don't fit into neatly defined genres. I'm thinking Low Life and Rune Punk as examples.

The deadline will be mid-January to give a little time off for the holiday season.

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#15 Postby razorwise » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:31 pm

Lord Inar wrote:
Sitting Duck wrote:Great stuff. Is the next issue going to have a particular theme and what's the deadline?


Glad you asked! I didn't put a little "next issue" blurb in there.

Next issue will be "weird" settings, i.e. setting that don't fit into neatly defined genres. I'm thinking Low Life and Rune Punk as examples.

The deadline will be mid-January to give a little time off for the holiday season.

- Marc


Marc,

The new issue looks good! Be sure to shoot me a deadline along with wants/needs and we'll include some RunePunk goodness in the mix.

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#16 Postby luisto » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:09 pm

Lord Inar wrote:Next issue will be "weird" settings, i.e. setting that don't fit into neatly defined genres. I'm thinking Low Life and Rune Punk as examples.


Any chance we'll be getting a Pirates issue soon? (or maybe a Pirates Shark Nibble?). That'd be cool! I might even be tempted to try to contribute :razz:

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#17 Postby jeff » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:36 pm

How's about a scifi issue soon? Huh, please, please, please? We'll be your friends.
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#18 Postby Lord Inar » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:06 pm

OK, the next two in the queue after the "weird" settings issue are an "Earth-based historical" which would cover Solomon Kane, Pirates and maybe Rippers, and after that a Sci-Fi issue, with Slipstream and Necropolis being the two main settings to showcase.

My two main reasons for waiting on the sci-fi issue are that I've wanted to cover SK and Pirates for a while now, and also, it takes a little while for enough contributions to come in when a new book (e.g. Slipstream) comes out.

This might contradict what I had written before, but this is my latest vision.

After that, anything goes, as I will have covered most of the big genres.

In all these of course, contributions are key! I would like enough to keep separate Player's and GM sections and have them feel substantial.

Anyway, I'm glad there is still such interest in keeping Shark Bytes somewhat "theme-based"

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#19 Postby kmelion » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:12 am

Hey guys, it's great to see the new shark bytes. Gonna read it in the morning. Thanks a lot.
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#20 Postby Adam Baulderstone » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:04 pm

Only had a chance to skim it so far, but it looks like another great issue. I love articles that take historical/real world facts and apply them to role-playing so the article an tactics in Vietnam caught my interest. The Showdown scenarios look like a lot of fun, too.

The theme issues seem to be working well. I was worried it might be limiting, but with themes like the current modern/horror and the upcoming historical and science-fiction themes, there is still room for a lot of variety.

Keep up the good work.


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