To the one hundred-and-twenty-fifth Briefing and eleventh scheduled Briefing of 2021. I hope that you and yours are staying well.
Terry Amthor’s Legacy
A first batch of the files from Terry’s estate have safely arrived. It is a megafolder containing all of Emer IV. I am still working my way through the files to see just how close Terry had come to completion. However this part of Terry’s legacy has been found and we will bring it to complete publication.
More folders will be sent as Terry’s estate executors make sense of the folders.
Colin and I attended Dragonmeet on the 4th. Although the organisers indicated that there were more traders present than ever, it felt a smaller and quieter convention, with no surges of fans at any point. But there were still games being played, books sold (by us and other vendors), and we had some very good conversations with fans. Given the latest unhappy developments of Covid in the UK, I think we were fortunate that Dragonmeet was able to happen at all and was as successful as it was.
We had an unexpected problem with the print version of HARP Bestiary and we had to rejig the print masters to make them behave. Consequently the cycle of fix, upload, validate and get proof copies to check meant we ran out of time to get sufficient copies printed to sell at Dragonmeet. However, we did have softcover and hardcover display copies to show off and I know that Colin was delighted to be able to share pictures of these monster volumes, pun intended.
HARP Bestiary is now available for sale in both print editions through DriveThruRPG.
A softcover proof copy of HARP Garden of Rain arrived a couple of days before Dragonmeet; the hardcover proof was waiting in the letter box when I got home from Dragonmeet. As we were not completely happy with the proofs, we have adjusted the masters again and once we are happy, it too will go on sale.
We only have one additional image for RMU Spell Law to commission. Colin is now considering what needs to be commissioned for the first volume of RMU Creature Law. I hope to complete my editing pass during the Christmas holidays.
Until next time
As the next scheduled Briefing will be in the new year, all that remains for me to do is wish you a very Merry Christmas (or other holiday of your choice) and again please stay safe so that 2022 is a better year for everyone.
Director, Iron Crown Enterprises Ltd