Author’s Diary for September 4, 2020

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We’ve finished the Fighting chapter for Covenant’s playtest rules! Find out more below the fold.

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Author’s Diary for August 28, 2020

We finished Hazards chapter in Covenant's playtest rules and started the Fighting chapter this week! Find out more now.

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Well, we’ve finished the Hazards chapter in Covenant’s playtest rules and started the Fighting chapter this week. Find our more below the fold.

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Author’s Diary for August 21, 2020

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Not too much to report on the playtest rules this week. We’re still working on the Hazards chapter for Covenant. It has all sort of fun ways for your character to die. Here’s a sample:

  • Falling: Your character goes splat.
  • Strangulation: Your character drowns, chokes to death, or just embolizes in vacuum.
  • Escaping Restraints: Sadly not a way for your character to die.
  • Food and Water: Your character starves or dies of thirst.

Next week, we’re going to work on the rules for survival, which is how the environment can kill your character.

That’s it for now. Talk to you next week!

Author’s Diary for August 14, 2020

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We’ve finished the Movement chapter in Covenant’s playtest rules! So now your character can move! Read the full chapter below the fold.

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Author’s Diary for August 7, 2020

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We’re still on Covenant’s playtest rules this week, and we started writing chapters out of whole instead of just editing them this week. Find out more below the fold.

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Author’s Diary for July 31, 2020

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Things are popping here! We’ve finished editing 110 pages out of 294 for Covenant’s playtest rules, and today we finished the first full chapter rewrite, the Healing chapter! Read it below the fold now.

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Author’s Diary for July 24, 2020

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We’ve gotten down to editing Covenant’s playtest rules in earnest this week. Click below the fold for more.

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Author’s Diary for July 17, 2020

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It’s late, so we’re going to keep this short. We finally started red-penning Covenant’s playtest rules today. We had to rewrite some pretty large sections and then type out some of our edits just so we could read them, so that slowed us down. Luckily, we have all weekend after the podcast (4 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. PDT every Saturday) to make up lost ground.

It’s just good to stop the foreplay and get down to business editing the playtest rules.

Talk to you next week.

Author’s Diary for the Week of July 10, 2020

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This has been a productive week! We’re almost ready to start editing the Covenant playtest rules! Click through to find out more.

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Author’s Diary for the Week of July 3, 2020

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Well, finished the current draft of Covenant’s playtest rules that week. That means… the next step! Find out what that is, along with our writing process, below the fold.

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