Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Post 2000 Revised EMO Space Book
Celebrating Post 2000
A revised version of the book with 30 more pages and the cover I commissioned over 5 years ago is finally on it. You are welcome to share a link to this page (it gives me a better idea of anyone trying to view it than sharing the direct link).
It is a comp of most of my space opera setting projects.
System wise it's a mix of BRP (space cthulhu), D&D Clone (or buck rogers) and Star Frontiers. If I chose a system it would depend on players and time frame. Mothership fans might also enjoy this.
I do have some ready to post stuff but my output on this page is probably going to drop off. So ten years ago when I started here I was very excited by the G+ community and the Blogger scene and I got a lot of feedback and contact with creators. It was all very encouraging and I got lots of people sharing my stuff and even incorporated into some crowdsource projects. That climate is dead and gone. I get very little feedback, I have little contact with anyone in the scene and my own games have become harder to launch. Ive release lots of free books and many got zero feedback yet were bootlegged by pay per view sites. There were times the Patreon was only way I could afford any game stuff and I was nomadic and homeless on-off for several years. Currently, I am buying a house and well. Feedback and attention are pretty much the main reason I have been creating besides public work instead of just my own use. I do struggle with motivation a bit so comments and conversation are very much of value and keep this blog and my work going. I'm increasingly spending time looking after animals and interacting with other carers more.
Like lots of scenes I have been in what starts as a community diminishes as people all become professional. People start keeping their cards closer to their chest and keeping their work secrets for future publication and the sharing spirit declines. Once I could read all day and not keep up with blog posts now not so much. I did once hope by giving away freebies people would notice me more or offer me work but I think that has failed. I fully aware editing is my biggest weakness and I have had some great help but it has not been sustainable. 2021 writing was my main income.
My Patreon will continue with at least a zine or two a month and regular compilation books. I don't promise deadlines on books now as it's too stressful and they always have time blowouts. I just keep making zines and books as long as my Patreon subscribers support it. I have immediate plans to put Planet Psychon, Shadelport and the Space book on LuLu shortly as hardbacks. I hope to publish some old revised work monthly as of new financial year and see how that goes. I will send some review copies out too which will be easier with international POD.
Gaming has been sparse and after a fight with one of my oldest players, It might be sparser. I might try playing some dnd5 as I'm enjoying the newer content more and need new friends and practice being a less horrible player. We almost got an online game going during a covid attack but it didn't last. At least it's stuck in my memory better. For some crazy reason, I keep thinking I would like to run star frontiers online. Hopefully next try It sticks better. Ideally, the space book will be revised as a companion for my homebrew system one day but these projects keep going further back all the time.
A big thanks to all my readers, commenters and financial supporters.
It helps lots that I'm not just screaming into the void pointlessly.
It's been a wild ride. Let's see what I get up to next.
Added later: was told this post is such a bummer someone didn't want to share it
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The link is not working :(
hopefully working now thanksDelete
Yeah, it does!!!! ThanksDelete
I have a telegram channel from 2017, where i share osrish links and such for italian audience. Your blog is BY FAR the one i shared most. Giving you a feedback for each good thing I see on this blog or on your Patreon is difficult for me, as we are part of very different sub niche (anglophone OSR vs Italian indie scene). Yet, i think you are an outstanding example of keeping high quality over a long timeReplyDelete
Thankyou very much - means alot - go Italy!Delete
Ive been translated in french german and swedish too. I am quite curious about this Italian Indy scene!
Hi, congratulations on the milestone. You have been so prolific over the years that it has been hard to keep up with reading your posts at times. Your 100 entry lists are definitely an inspiration, I have read many people asking you how you can do it. You post across such a variety of genres as well. My favourites are your Babylon posts and the goblin dungeon in outback Australia with the Aus. military delving into it.ReplyDelete
It is great to see an Aussie blogger operating at such a high level.
All the best,
Thankyou very much.Delete
Especially for saying what your favorite stuff is. Its very helpful.
You can delete this comment if you like. I think the link is broken.ReplyDelete
hopefully fixed and thanks againDelete
I very rarely comment on any of the blogs I follow, but I just wanted to let you know I've been following you for years and I love your stuff. That said, you gotta do what's best for you, so if you need to step back and put out less content, at least I know you're doing well otherwise. Cheers from Seattle, WA (well, about 20 minutes from Seattle, at least).ReplyDelete
I used to try and do a post a day and game the algorithms with G+. It was easy when i was a nomad and bedridden lots. Im probably best off I have been in years now.
I going to echo the poster above and say that so much of your work is inspirational for my games and writing. Thank you for everything you publish.ReplyDelete
Thankyou very muchDelete
Just discovered your blog, I don't know know you but if you're a fan of Star Frontiers you can't be all bad.ReplyDelete
I got the pod hardbacks to replace my pile of fragments and plan to get pod modules next
2000! Wow! Congratulations! And thanks for all of the content.ReplyDelete
Thankyou very muchDelete
Things change. If you still enjoy writing game stuff, then do. If you would rather spend your finite time on this planet with animals, do that. Sad to say, you probably will never make enough money doing either of those things to live on. So do what makes you happy.ReplyDelete
Im not into making dramatic decisions forever but I think I want to make more polished works for sale and fund the things I struggle with at least.Delete