I know that some of you guys would like an update on the progress of The Upper Works, and I know I've been relatively quiet of late on the message boards (with the exception of TLG where I must serve as an official voice for the product line and answer questions). Here is the scoop:
The Upper Works will contain 5 adventure booklets and 1 map/illustration booklet. The first 4 booklets of the set are in the hands of the copy editor. Art and maps are being worked on as we speak, with the bulk of the work complete. The 5th and final booklet of the set I am still tinkering with, but soon the editor will have it in his hands to peruse.
All is going well. I wish Gary could've seen the final product.
I got my 'stimulus' check yesterday; I'm the only person I know that didn't get it direct deposited months ago. I just pre-ordered CZ II: The Upper Works with the funds. It's probably the only positive association I'll ever have with W's time in office. And While I was ordering, I was informed that it should ship next week.
Thanks for supporting the product, fellows. It's a tough market to crack these days, and every order is important.
Allan, always a pleasure to hear from you. As far as I understand it, it will be available for Gen Con and pre-orders will likely begin shipping well before. But I can't say anything with the utmost certainty, because my contribution to the Upper Works is complete. It's in the hands of the Trolls now.
Thank-you so much. I really mean it when I say how much I appreciate each and every order. The support means a lot, especially when it comes from the stellar group of gamers that hang out here. I look for ward to your commentary and insights, and I don't expect anyone to pull any punches, just because I hang out here. Let me know what works for you, what doesn't work for you. I'm all ears.
I'm going to try to persuade Scott to DM it for me. There's a bottle of fine Scotch and a Black Angus steak in it for him, if he does. Ideally, I'd like to play through it, and then read it later. I just don't know if I can resist reading it, though, once it gets here!
No persuasion needed. I've been sketching out a campaign that I will be starting shortly after I get the Upper Works. When I ordered this, Steve said, 'end of next week', but I guess end of next 'month' was what he meant, based on all of the other info I've seen.