Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday Rants: January 2017 Edition

Greetings Fellow Readers! It's 2017 and the Rants have returned! Wooo... Let's get started.

[Arcana Magi Universe]

I hope you are having fun with Season 7 of 'Arcana Magi Universe' on Fictionaut.

The Short Stories are going to be set back to public mode at the end of Season 7 on Fictionaut. It's just takes too long for the new chapters that I post up to get out of the front page, and I don't want to risk missing my deadlines due to waiting to reinstate.

To give context, due to contractual obligations I had to set the short stories to private mode. However, I cannot change them over to public mode because when I post up a new chapter, it sits on the front page. See back in the early years of Fictionaut, people had the tendency to post and lot of their stories all at once, and on Fictionaut's front page, all you would see are stories from that one person. So, stories from 5 different people would be pushed off the front page without a chance of being read because one person posted five of their stories up at once. The developers of the website restricted the posting to 1 story per page, and it seems that stories in Private Mode are affect as well. Which means that my new chapter plus resetting a Short Story back into public mode is the equivalent of posting 2 stories on the front at once. If that makes any sense. So for now, I'm prioritizing the new Season over the Short Stories and once this season is over I will bring the Shorts out of private mode. In the meantime, if you want the short stories, you can get them at Amazon Kindle under the 'Arcana Mafi Universe Shorts Collection', but you can also wait it out, it doesn't bother me.

'Arcana Magi Crossworlds' the deck building game is now track thanks to the development of my other deck building game. The layout and rules are set and I will be making my playtesting round this year to get it to publishing level. I do need to warn that if should any of you actually attend any event to playtest 'Arcana Magi Crossworlds', there will be spoilers since there will be a Season 8 in October.


So after making my first pitch back in 2016, I had put it aside on hiatus to focus on a smaller deck building game I am working. This year I am coming back to Splatterbomb. What the plans are I will announce at a later date.

Just so you know, the T-shirts are still on sale at Spreadshirt and 'Peanut Butter Jelly' is on sale at iTunes and Amazon.

[The Impossible Man]

I am cleaning up 'The Impossible Man' on Kindle. I will announce when the novel update will be released on Kindle. Amazon has a new program I would like to take advantage of and I am giving The Impossible Man one more treatment just to make sure it's nice and clean. I'll let you all know when the time comes at a later date.


Just a heads up, this Saturday, January 21, at Brooklyn Game Lab is another NYC-Playtest Meetup. I am bring 'Savage Strikers' and 'Arcana Magi Crossworlds' for playtest, but time is limited there, so only one may get tested. Look to Twitter for start time.

That is all for the rants. I thank you all for listening.

Until next time...
See ya

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