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[Shark Bytes] Fantasy Issue Preparation

#1 Postby Lord Inar » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:12 pm

Hello all!

Here is where we start work on the next issue of Shark Bytes!

The process for getting articles seems to be going fairly well so we will do it again. As you know from reading the current issue, our next issue will be:

Savage Fantasy!
Shaintar!
Evernight!
City of the Shark!
Sundered Skies!


I’m calling out those settings to generate interest, but of course anything’s game. I'll be filling in this table as I get submissions over the next few months so you know what's coming and where we need contributions.

I know some of you have sent me submissions for fantasy Savage Worlds in the past. I should get those listed here shortly. If you sent me something and I haven’t posted your name here in the next couple of days, please bug me!

Finally several things to note.
1) I’d like something for every one of these columns, but that might not be possible. We won’t hold up the issue for just one column!
2) We can always find room for more than one entry in a given column, so if you see that there’s already an article, don’t let that stop you from submitting!

Oh, a deadline for submission? You want a deadline?

June 15, 2008

That seems pretty reasonable. It allows for a little slippage with sufficient time for our crack staff of proofers and layout men to whip it together.

Submission key
Acknowledged interest
Received


---Player Section ---

---The Edge of Reason ---
New Edges & Hindrances

---The Arcane Tome ---
New rules, trappings, etc. for Arcane Backgrounds
Jason Kemp - Expanding on a Pantheon
Brian Reeves - Spellcasting in a World of Thieves

---New Recruits ---
Novice, by the book characters
Sean Patrick Fannon - Shaintar
lysander

---Baubles & Trinkets ---
Games aids of any kinds, maps, counters, etc.
Ryan - Shark Bytes Index

---The Ruling House ---
House Rules that don’t fit into other categories
SPF - Background Enhancement Rules

---Rally the Troops ---
Showdown scenarios
Contribution from Slasher Epoch

---Those Meddling Kids (New Column) ---
What you do to get kids into Savage Worlds – game aids, techniques, stories
BluSponge

---GM Section ---

---Around the World ---
Adventure settings
Ryan - Othelmund's Oddities
sittingduck - Alternate kickoff's for Sundered Skies

---I Love an Adventure ---
Short adventures
Jason Kemp - Mask of the Magus
Kalan - Shaintar
Cutter - generic

---The Stuff of Legend ---
Experienced NPC characters for flavor
Sean Patrick Fannon - Shaintar

---Let Me Tell You a Story ---
Games stories or adventures with accompanying stories
Cutthroat Pass - Theron

---Cryptozoological Society ---
New beasts and races for SW
Ola J.

---What We Talk About When We Talk About Games ---
New concepts, and more detailed or alternative explanations and uses for rules.
Cutter - 10 questions

---Campaign for my Real Friends ---
Fully fleshed out campaigns
Sticks Stones & Rail Wars Pt 3

---Sidebars ---

---Con Men ---
Convention news from Mike & Steve

---Raise the FLaGS ---
Showcasing a Friendly Local Game Store working to promote Savage Worlds
Done

---Licensee Dispatches ---
News from various SW licencees

If you've got an idea, just send it one of our editors here.
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#2 Postby SlasherEpoch » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:19 pm

Oooo! OOOO.

Showdown. I'll do that.

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#3 Postby Lysander » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:51 pm

I'm a Savage World convert in a D&D gaming group, so I'm constantly making fantasy style characters in order to figure out the game system. I've made some pretty awful ones, but I think I have made a few worth sharing. Aside from the stats, are you looking for a whole backstory, or just a physical description and a few sentences on what they're like?

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#4 Postby Bill » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:46 pm

I would recomend just a short paragraph covering that character's reason to "adventure". Backstories usually are more setting specific and I suspect these are more for GM use (villians and extras or maybe a pre-generated hero).
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Need art?

#5 Postby manifold » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:32 am

Um..do you need art?

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#6 Postby Kalan » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:33 am

Well - unless Mæster Fannon puts his foot forward, I'd love to do a short adventure or two for submission, likely based in Shaintar, but I could try to pull off a "generic" fantasy one.
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#7 Postby Cutter XXIII » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:57 am

manifold wrote:Um..do you need art?


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#8 Postby Lord Inar » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:36 am

Slasher Epoch - It's noted!

manifold - A second big yes!

kalan - Don't let other contributions stop you! I loved your NE adventure!

Lysander - What Bill said is good. You could also take the old Pinnacle approach and provide them with a key phrase, like "So now you require my services. Well, it is going to cost you!" (paraphrasing one of the Evernight characters)
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#9 Postby midmosatyr » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:42 am

I'm working on a one sheet, a group of pregens that might do said adventure and a ghosty ghouly type monster that is IN said onesheet....tryin' to do it up style.
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#10 Postby Flynn » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:42 am

I've already submitted a One Sheet and an article on the sins of a generic pantheon. I will be making other submissions as I am inspired, probably something in the races and beasts section next. :)

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#11 Postby Lord Inar » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:05 am

Flynn wrote:I've already submitted a One Sheet and an article on the sins of a generic pantheon. I will be making other submissions as I am inspired, probably something in the races and beasts section next. :)

Looking Forward To It,
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Flynn, I did find those last night. I'll put up the titles shortly.

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#12 Postby Wiggy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:30 am

Might I suggest a text interview with Dave? Skies should be in the shops by then. Ron & Veronica did an excellent podcast, but more questions will be raised once fans buy the book.


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#13 Postby Dave Blewer » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:32 am

Wiggy wrote:Might I suggest a text interview with Dave? Skies should be in the shops by then. Ron & Veronica did an excellent podcast, but more questions will be raised once fans buy the book.


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#14 Postby Claire » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:22 am

At this stage purely hypothetical....but if someone offered to write something - when would you want it by? What sort of time frame are you thinking?
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#15 Postby Sean Patrick Fannon » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:30 am

Kalan wrote:Well - unless Mæster Fannon puts his foot forward, I'd love to do a short adventure or two for submission, likely based in Shaintar, but I could try to pull off a "generic" fantasy one.


By all means, amigo! You do the adventures, I'll handle some other stuff. I will likely do one or two Novice characters, and a couple of Legends.

I'll also polish up the Background Enhancement Rules I just came up with, and have a few other tidbits as well.

Deadline, man -give us a deadline!
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#16 Postby Lord Inar » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:33 pm

Deadline? You want a deadline? OK I'll give you a deadline!

June 15, 2008

That seems pretty reasonable. It allows for a little slippage with sufficient time for our crack staff of proofers and layout men to whip it together.

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#17 Postby Lord Inar » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:36 pm

Dave Blewer wrote:
Wiggy wrote:Might I suggest a text interview with Dave? Skies should be in the shops by then.

Hello? Did someone mention my name?

Excellent Idea! Will Skies be out in enough time by the deadline?

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#18 Postby Dave Blewer » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:45 pm

Lord Inar wrote:
Dave Blewer wrote:
Wiggy wrote:Might I suggest a text interview with Dave? Skies should be in the shops by then.

Hello? Did someone mention my name?

Excellent Idea! Will Skies be out in enough time by the deadline?


Studio 2 are saying it will be in stock on May 12th :)

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#19 Postby Kalan » Thu May 01, 2008 8:42 am

Alrighty then - you can schedule me for at least one Shaintar adventure, and possible some expansion on some ideas we've been bouncing back and forth on the Talisman site regarding Inns and Taverns - and how to breathe life into them using food ;)
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#20 Postby Snate56 » Thu May 01, 2008 2:39 pm

I was thinking that, too! At least I think I was!
When I have a game at my place, invite everyone over for dinner and provide 'tavern' fare.
If more want to get involved, you could make it a pot luck.

BTW, I was trying to find that inns and taverns thread, which one is it specifically?


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