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Author Topic: Has it really been seven years since Far West was funded?  (Read 21441 times)

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« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2018, 04:15:59 AM »
Hey folks--
Held this one off until Monday -- last week was a week of family obligations that kept me pretty busy.  My birthday was mid-week, Father's Day was yesterday, and, unfortunately, earlier in the week we had to put our old lady cat to sleep.  She was our last remaining pet, and had inoperable cancer, and she'd made it 18 years, but had let us know that it was time.
Work continues -- now that all that is behind me, I have nothing ahead but getting this done (well, that and the World Cup, but I've learned to multitask when matches are on!).
I thought I'd take this opportunity to give you a bit of a heads-up on what's in the pipe for release soon after the core book.
First up, the backer-exclusive release, Legends of the Far West, which is a collection of fully-developed NPCs, each with a collection of adventure and encounter hooks so you can drop them into your games.  Since we've made the switch over to the D6PLUS system, it'll also feature a bunch of ready-to-play templates as well -- fast-play characters that you can quickly customize, if you don't want to go through the full character creation process.  Great for beginning players or friends who've dropped in and want to sit in on a game.
Also ready to go is Black Crow, the FAR WEST card game.  By which I mean a card FROM the Far West, not about Far West.  It's an in-setting game -- the card game that's played in saloons and gambling dens all across the Far West.  I'll be talking more about it when we're ready to release it, but I can tell you that like most things about Far West, it's a mash-up of Western and Chinese influences.  In this case, the game itself is an amalgam of the historical Western card game Three Card Brag, and the Chinese card game Sì Sè Pái ("four color cards").
Alright -- I need to get back to work.  As always, I'm available via Twitter, email, etc. if you need to ahold of me.

Talk again soon,
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This is the latest. Note - he couldn't work on Far West last week because he had family obligations, it was his birthday, his cat died and the world cup has started. It's the same old story again and again and its all stuff that is going to happen to anyone at any time in their lives. This is stuff you manage if you are writing anything.

And now, before he has even published the core book he's still banging on about add-ons and peripheral stuff that no-one is interested in at the moment - all they want is for him to finish the fucking book!

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« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
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...The $48k is almost entirely assuredly gone now...


There was a backers-only post a while back that basically confirmed this.

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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2018, 09:30:58 AM »
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This is the latest. Note - he couldn't work on Far West last week because he had family obligations, it was his birthday, his cat died and the world cup has started. It's the same old story again and again and its all stuff that is going to happen to anyone at any time in their lives. This is stuff you manage if you are writing anything.

And now, before he has even published the core book he's still banging on about add-ons and peripheral stuff that no-one is interested in at the moment - all they want is for him to finish the fucking book!

He seems to have studied under Kevin Siembieda.  The style is almost exact.
 

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« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2018, 06:22:07 AM »
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I have a vision of Warboss, eyes welling up with love and pride, playing a promotional video for Far West as he gives his little girl away on her wedding day.


Heh. It's more likely that long before that day, Sarka will be in prison, the loss of so many friends, family and pets the result of his continuously succumbing to his serial killer urges.

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« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2018, 10:24:17 AM »
I'm glad Matt Colville and the latest wave of kickstarter folks are much more responsible.
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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2018, 05:49:35 AM »
That bitch Skarka just emerged on Twitter to doxx me and then blocked me before I could say "Shouldn't you be working on Far West"?

It seems to me people should be flooding any tweet he makes with that.
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« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2018, 09:26:18 AM »
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That bitch Skarka just emerged on Twitter to doxx me and then blocked me before I could say "Shouldn't you be working on Far West"?


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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2018, 12:12:17 PM »
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You did it to yourself. :rolleyes:

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« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2018, 05:38:21 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2018, 05:54:51 PM »
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That bitch Skarka just emerged on Twitter to doxx me and then blocked me before I could say "Shouldn't you be working on Far West"?

It seems to me people should be flooding any tweet he makes with that.
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« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2018, 11:39:16 PM »
For a "never-was nobody", RPGPundit sure seems to be a lot better at actually finishing and producing games than Mr. Skarka right now.

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« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2018, 11:57:41 PM »
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For a "never-was nobody", RPGPundit sure seems to be a lot better at actually finishing and producing games than Mr. Skarka right now.

Cult followings are a thing, not sure what your point is...
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« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2018, 12:11:26 AM »
My point is that if I had spent the last several years being famous for not making one game, I wouldn't be attacking the credentials of a guy who finished four in about the same time.  I'm not even talking about units sold or money made or quality.  Whatever one might think of his work, RPGPundit actually produces product.  Hell, I've actually been supportive of Skarka in the past and I can't see how he's in any position to claim some kind of "true professional" high-ground over anybody at this point.

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« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2018, 04:11:43 PM »
I've literally produced Lords of Olympus, Arrows of Indra, Dark Albion, Dark Albion: Cults of Chaos, Lion & Dragon, and 36 issues and counting of RPGPundit Presents; plus consulting and/or contribution work on a half-dozen other products including D&D 5e, Corporia, Raiders of R'lyeh, and several more in the time since Gareth Michael Skarka DEFRAUDED  a shitload of people out of money for a game he never delivered.
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« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2018, 09:22:15 PM »
There are too many in the industry who are straight up fibbers and scam artists. And they do not seem to realize one thing. That having an honest relationship with your customers is beyond anything mere money can buy. If your customers trust you and your word, they will stick with you through thick and thin. It is a type of relationship you absolutely want. Because it means your customers will support you during the lean times. They will have your back.