Monday, 13 June 2016

Ups & Downs

Greetings friends!

I figured it was time that I gave you all an update on how things are going on Chez Loxley.

So I'm tired. I am very tired.

To begin with, those who followed along last summer will remember something similar happening, I basically do not do well in heat. Other people love it, they bask in the sun and feel fantastic. I don't. I get heat stroke and have to lay down. I also don't get burned, but it's no good spending days in bed where you want to do nothing but sleep in between the occasional gut-chuck.

I've also been very busy, or at least that is how it has felt.

So this week saw the beginning of the Moonstone Firespitter KickStarter campaign (if you haven't backed yet, here is the link but I would hope that if you follow me, you would have followed by now). As you might imagine, this has actually been quite a busy time for me and everyone else in Goblin King Games. Yes you heard that right, I'm officially part of the team.

So what have I been doing?

Well other than working I've been getting the downloads page ready for yesterday (Sunday)'s update. This by itself took about 2 hours and taxed my over-heated brain a lot.

I've also been sorting out podcast interviews, writing blog posts (including those you have seen and some you may not have as they haven't been published by 3rd parties yet).

Plus I've also been burning the candle on both ends with videogames, namely Witcher 3 and the new Mirror's Edge Catalyst.

Don't worry, I'm not looking for sympathy, everything that I have done has been by choice, so no matter how tired I am, it's all very much my own fault.

Ok, but what have I wanted to do?

Well truth be told, there is little difference here, but one thing that I have been wanting to do, but have really struggled to, is working on the Override franchise.

There's a few things that I've really wanted to do recently, including as follows:

Main book: I still need to update this to officially be the latest version. I've had updates sitting on my to-do list for literally months now, but I've never gotten around to them.

Supplemental: I really want to put some rules to paper for the supplemental rule set - Attack at Rapture Farms.

Book 2: I really want to get to work on getting this put together. There's a name, rule set, everything!

Code Black: As with everything else, I really want to commit to paper everything in Code Black.

So what is holding me back?
Well there are a couple of things. Following on from DaffCon I was beginning to feel the effects of Burn-Out, and as is traditional for me following these sort of things, I have pretty much distanced myself from all things burnout related.

Also I have wanted to help support Goblin King Games. This has been a great help for my burnout, as focusing on a different game has allowed me to use a different part of my brain to that which I use for Override.

All in all however, I do feel like I have neglected my game.

That is not to say that Override has been benched. Far from it.

Just this weekend we received our first application for the Ghost Program from friend if the game Gaz.

So where am I now?

Well I want to get the Firespitter Kickstarter completed, which in roughly 1.5 weeks time it will. Before then however I really want to get the updated rulebook completed so it can be analysed and critiqued.

Once done I will then be looking at 2 possibilities.

The first is to get original artwork completed. Through Goblin King Games, some fantastic contacts have been made who I want to see if I can utilise myself. If I can get maybe 6 pieces of art one (one for each Organisation in Override) and done over 6 months (which will aid in spreading the costs) then I'll feel a lot happier with where the state of the game is. Also by then the Trade Marking should be completed (it's paid, just needs to sit on the Trade Marking Journal for a period of time).

Off the back of this art, I'd like to look int getting some models made. Something like 6 multipart models for each Organisitation (so 6 heads, 6 sets of arms, 6 torsos, and 6 legs complete with weapon selections).

You might be wondering why am I suddenly talking about models being made? Well it's simple really: what I dream is of a world where both Moonstone and Override could be handled by a singular company and the pull from both can complement and not compete with each other.

By this time, the follow up Moonstone Kickstarter should be underway or completed, allowing for another Kickstarter in Override so that a good quality book complete with stater sets can also be produced.

Yes it's a pipe dream, but one I do see as a possibility.

Anyway, I've waffled on for long enough.

So until next time, stay safe and be excellent to each other!

- Your friendly neighbourhood Doctor Loxley

1 comment:

  1. It's god to see an update on what you're up to, good to know you're officially involved with Moonstone too. FL:Override will have its day, and the worst thing you can do is force yourself to work on it.