Monday, July 22, 2013

Well, we just released another free mutant villain for you, and its a gross brute in more ways than one. Now that it is out, back we go to the production on the Crossroads Region book. Got a lot to do still, but if we work hard, we can meet that late August 2013 release date!

 Now to the freak:

As hated as is it is feared, the disgusting, vaguely humanoid, multi-limbed and many headed Junk-Mobster is here.

Our fourth and most disturbing creature of the apocalypse yet. This thing is the stuff of nightmares. Not only can it eviscerate opponents with its elongated, clawed arms, but it often tries to subdue potential mates with net and club, meanwhile unleashing a barrage of mental mutations. Although terrible, mercenary bands, bounty hunters and excavators alike often seek these mutant monsters out, eager to claim the lucrative bounty on them, as well as free prisoners and loot the Rubble-Gangsta’s trove.

Get it free at Drivethrusrpg or RPGnow today! Also, make sure you claim our three previous Creatures of the Apocalypse: The Spike Back, Red Harvester and dreaded Sickle Foot.

PDF cover art

Detail of the handsome fellows

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Another Crossroads Region Book Update

In the blur of working very long hours, day after day, editing, penciling, inking, cover design, layout and trying to tie it all together into a hefty tome, The Crossroads Region Gazetteer’s release date has thus far eluded me. 

Now, in the middle of July, however, I have a better idea about the publication date.  Yes, I had entirely expected to have had this book on the shelves by now and be well into the beastiary book. Yet, with the last of the inks coming to completion, the final edits being inserted, the layout done, the cover more or less done, and only the maps and NPCs still to accomplish, I can give a soft release date of the end of August 2013.

            At over 412 pages, The Crossroads Region book has been the most challenging creative endeavor I have ever been involved in, except of course for the Mutant Epoch hub rules, which underwent years of play test and rules modifications and visits by editorial angels.  Of course, I stopped to complete Beyond Red Crater last winter, and have admittedly taken a day off, as well as worked on the Plantoids and Mutant Beastiary One books here and there.

That said, I am just surfacing for some air now to let you all know that work progresses daily and I now see a likely release date. Once accomplished, I will emerge from the rubble to again participate properly on the forums, blog and twitter, as well as add new free content to the usual hangouts.

 Thank you all for your patience. I hope you will enjoy the Gazetteer when it comes out, and think the wait was well worth it. Now, for some art from the upcoming book!

 Best regards,

 Will McAusland