It is time to provide a slightly more accurate timetable for the BLUEHOLME™ Compleat Rules. I must apologise in advance – updates to programme are rarely of the type that gets the product into your hands sooner than expected, and this one is no exception. A couple or three Real Life™ developments are interfering with the plan for an Easter 2014 release of the Compleat Rules. But do not despair! Allow me to elucidate:
- The New Zealand Road Trip. I really have no excuse for overlooking this one, as I booked the tickets to WoW a year ago. No, not that WoW, I mean Warbirds over Wanaka, handily timed to coincide with Easter. Oh, and my 20th wedding anniversary. No, no excuse at all there.
- The Teaching Gig. Okay, this was somewhat – if not entirely – unexpected. The trouble with part-time tutoring is that, while the pay may be part time, the time is decidedly not part-time. And the fact that I have to devote less time to my full-time job does not alter the fact that I have to get pretty much the same amount of work done in that time. So, weeknights are not an option for game writing at the moment.
- Buying an Apartment. Now, this really was unplanned so I cannot be blamed in any way for the resulting impact on my writing schedule. I blame the economy.
Now that all the feeble excuses are out of the way, let’s get down to what this means for BLUEHOLME™. The Artwork Indigogo will be “go” in early May2014. There, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Just a bit later than planned. The key point is that I want the semester to be more-or-less over before then, as everyone’s experience with crowdfunding is that they require a lot of time to manage and promote, so I need to be able to at least check up on it on a daily basis.
Of course, when it does kick off, I hope to rely on your kind participation in spreading the word!