To the one hundred-and-thirty-sixth Briefing and eleventh scheduled Briefing of 2022.
We hurtle towards Dragonmeet on 3rd December. We have been fortunate and the shipments of Garden of Rain, Bestiary and Beyond The Veil have been printed, shipped and collected. Fingers remain firmly crossed with regard to the national and London Underground Tube strikes.
ERA for Rolemaster and Shadow World
Every ERA dataset and the ERA software itself were all updated last month. There were also some additional updates to the ERA Essence Companion and ERA Mentalism Companion datasets. Max is currently expanding the Shadow World datasets to include some NPCs from key Shadow World sourcebooks as “creatures” in the software.
Rolemaster and RMU
All the tweaks to RMU Core Law have been completed. I have already sent print masters to DriveThru. Both the hardcover and the softcover print master have made it through the DriveThru checks. The hardcover has also made it through the Lightning Source checks. Bizarrely although there was only 3 minutes difference between the upload times of the hardcover master files and the softcover master files, and I am fairly convinced that our colleagues at DriveThru sent both sets to Lightning Source at the same time (because unsurprisingly I have been regularly checking on the progress of these), the softcover is still being checked by Lightning Source.
As soon as the hardcover was approved, I ordered a proof copy and am patiently (OK, impatiently) awaiting its arrival. I am checking regularly for a notification that the softcover has been approved so that I can order a proof copy. There should be sufficient time for the hardcover to be printed and shipped to me in time for Dragonmeet. It’s getting dicier for the softcover though.
On RMU Spell Law, I have asked most of my Columbo questions. We have some tweaks to make to the front cover, back cover text to finalise and I think I have found two residual tiny errors in the interior.
Colin, meanwhile, has commenced commissioning of artwork for RMU Creature Law.
Until next time
Please stay safe.
Director, Iron Crown Enterprises Ltd