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Galens Gamble Bootcamp in Hindsight

I have had a series of posts about my Bootcamp project experiences over the last year or so and today I’m taking a look back on my BootCamp Project Galens Gamble. I decided to participate in the first Bootcamp course made by Johnn Four and when I started the BootCamp project it sounded fairly straight forward and manageble. I couldn’t wait to get started! Easy pickings Pick a product Come up with an idea for it Write it up Edit it over a few defined phases Lay it out Publish…

New Release- BootCamp product – Galens Gamble Adventure

Hola! It’s my great pleasure to announce that my Bootcamp project Galens Gamble is now released on Drivethrustuff -> Buy Galens Gamble My newsletter subscribers have had a little week’s headstart with a discount, but now it’s ready for you too! Galens Gamble is the product of the Bootcamp course i took part in, building a RPG book from no idea to release. Normally the course instructs this over 30 days, I took little over a year, however I did all the artwork myself, as well as editing and typography….

Bootcamp Project – onto the battlefield of typography!

Typography & Scribus Finally deciding that i’m done editing and re-writing, the project has now moved onto design/layout/typography. So I have tried to educate myself abit on those topics, a really good place for me to start was MB’s practical typography webbook Butterick’s Practical Typography and i also purchased a used copy of the Non-designers design book. All alongside learning to use the Scribus software. So i’m now knee deep in laying out Galens Gamble in Scribustrying to apply all the rules of typography i can remember. It has taken…

Bootcamp – Galens Gamble

The end is fast approaching! I have seen Tiny Gork being deep in his work on the next book, the bootcamp project that was to result in a product is finally about to reach its destination. From what i can gather of my talks and sneakpeaks over his shoulder, Tiny Gork has researched an event concerning a mercenary band led by a man named Galen. Tiny Gork is calling it “Galens Gamble” and it’s about a band of adventurers that stood up to Galen and his mercenaries in a moment…

Warlocks Journal & the Shadow Council

Once again, the Warlocks Journal has found its way to Tiny Gorks workshop. I saw him flipping through it’s pages a few hours ago and i do believe he was mumbling something about artifacts! Now i know that Tiny Gork is somewhat an expert on something known as the Shadow Council. What… you, you don’t .. you have never heard about the Shadow Council ? There once was… many fateful stories starts with these words and in this case it is no less true and yet it might still prove…

Galens Gamble update

hola! Tonight i spent some time working on a few photos i had lying around that i thought would be suitable for illustrations/artwork for the Galens Gamble adventure. Thought i’d share them with you. Gallery

Bootcamp #7 – pulling through

It has been some time since i last adressed my on going grind of editing the bootcamp project Galens Gamble story adventure. Yesterday it felt like i finally pushed through the grind, although i am nowhere near perfection i am now feeling more content with the current draft. So after re-writing, re-structuring, re-arranging and deleting i finally went through the whole thing with a spellchecker and that feels like some sort of closure on the editing phase. However there are some issues i have not adressed and i am not…

Bootcamp #6

Grinding my editing So now i think i know what John Four means when he talks about grinds, however he used the term in the period where you write and create. My true grind experience has been in the editing phase of my bootcamp project: Galens Gamble a systemless adventure. According to the plan i should have released this adventure about 2 or 3 months ago, but the editing shifted gear on my motivation, inspiration and momentum. While nothing ever really came to a complete halt, things were going very…

Bootcamp #5 – More editing and editing more

Hola! So i thought it was time for an update on the BootCamp Project. It has been awhile since i last wrote about it, the reason for that is that it is going very slow. As I have mentioned, i came through the writing grind and started editing and this turned out the be the true grind for me. Ontop of regular editing, rooting out bad spelling, bad grammar, fixing sentence structures, deleting filler, i found that my beginning was all wrong and bland. I had a start for the…

RPG BootCamp #4 – Editing

Bootcamp Editing The Grind is over yet editing seems to escape me for the time being. I have put out the complete draft for friends to slash and burn as well as revamped chapter 1. I am not satisfied with the beginning, only about 400 Words in chapter 1 which is all about meeting Thyrgion the Time Hunter. Maybe i need to put in a introduction chapter with various options for adventure hooks. This editing phase is a first for me and usually i loathe going over stuff i have…

Gork people #2 – The Assassin ‘Black Star’

Black Star The facade Her story is no secret, she often shares many anecdotes from her travels. Where alot of mercenaries favors keeping an air of mystery about them, Black Star is very open mouthed. True or false, nobody really knows, though there is one thing she is tightlipped about. She has never revealed her real name, the only identity anyone knows about her is Black Star. The name Black Star is known and feared as a cold and cynical assassin, the underworld is full of stories and rumours about…

RPG BootCamp #2

3000 Words in ! I am now deep into The Grind on the Bootcamp project, first 3 chapters have been written into the first draft and i still got 3 more to go plus appendix that include npc descriptions, maps and important items. Today i should be finished with the first draft, so i am running abit behind, which i expected since i am unable to get writing done every day. I’m thinking of having some open ended side quest plotlines at the end of the adventure to be expanded…

RPG BootCamp

I recently joined an interresting cource running over 30 days. In 30 days it will take me through the process of creating and publishing a small RPG product from scratch. I thought this a great excercise since i’m still completely new at this independent publishing thing and why not create an adventure featuring the new Time Hunters! So that’s an exciting side quest while i’m steaming onward with the Shadow Council story. I’m around day 10 in the Bootcamp and I now have a table of contents and a rough…