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!