Sunday, March 12, 2017

Small Bites - Edition 1

The first edition of Build Your Fantasy World in Small Bites is out and has been sent to anyone who has become a patron on Patreon (anyone, no matter the level).  So if you want to check it out, click here and please pledge a dollar.

In looking back at it, it is and is not entirely an original document.  The vast majority of the content has never before been published, but less than half of it was written for this edition.  Better to say less than half of it was designed and created for this edition.  You see, that’s how we’re going to be able to do this (provide this much content).  Most of the stuff has been developed, it just needs to be fleshed out and written in a semi-professional manner.  It exists, but in its “not ready for prime time” format.

The title of this first edition is The Avatar of Manoto - aka All About Warrior Priests.  So is it all about warrior priests?  Well, yes.  But it is not only about how to play a warrior priest.  That’s in there!  Maybe a little more about how to design one (character building and which ways to push for strengths in combat) than to actually role-play one, but there are certain weaknesses to a source book that is game neutral.  But there are also things like:  prices on holy symbols, examples of warrior priest religious orders, a campaign based on helping a newly built church of a warrior priest sect, and a whole bunch of other stuff. 

This is the way we do things at Board Enterprises.  We stuff our books to the gills with content.  I know, there are some of you out there who want the books to be pretty and entertainingly illustrated while you’re reading them, but that’s not us.  If you ever wanted to be entertained by illustrations, I would suggest checking out Deviant Art.  There are thousands of gifted illustrators out there and you can search through to your heart’s content, for FREE!  You don’t need to pay a game publisher for your art!

So is this it?  Is this how we’re going to do things going forward?  Yes, but only for the short term.  We want to work with you folks, get that dialog going that we keep talking about.  We’ll be polling you folks as we go on which articles you like, which you don’t and what we might be missing.  Sooner or later, I suspect we’ll pull Avatar of Manoto back and replace it with a newer edition that better matches what Small Bites has evolved into.  But we do really want you to be a part of that evolution!

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