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Author Topic: Kubasik's "Play Sorcerer" project  (Read 12605 times)
animadversio
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« on: January 15, 2009, 07:18:15 AM »

Just curious as to what progress has been made on Christopher Kubasik's "Play Sorcerer" book project (original thread here).  There hasn't been any update posted on the PlaySorcerer Wordpress blog, and I'm kinda wondering about the status of my fundable.org investment in the book. 

Anyone know or hear anything about it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 09:28:36 AM »

I know that Christopher is working hard on it and that there's been no delay or cessation. His plans for its publication are on schedule.

I can't speak for him, but I can provide my views on his possible circumstances.

One thing I've observed over the years is that design journals (blogs, whatever format) tend to reach their peak activity in the early stages of a project, and then one of two things happens. They continue their activity pretty strongly, and the project dies and disappears. Or, the design journal tapers off as the writer buckles down to the work of getting it done.

In other words, after a certain point, the act of publicizing and chatting about a creative project destroys its chances of actually happening, simply on the basis of time and mental energy. I have often suggested that the authors of games and game-related stuff utilized on-line methods of promotion, but also to beware of energy-draining, distracting socializing about the project, especially on-line.

In yet other words, you contributed money to see Christopher's book appear later this year, not to receive chatty updates on his latest notions every week. That's how I see it, anyway.

Best, Ron
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animadversio
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 09:51:05 AM »

Gotcha, and thanks.  In response to your analysis, I hear you and see exactly where you're coming from, but I'd also add that if I were working on a project for which I solicited funding from an interested patron (or a bunch of interested patrons, in this case), I'd probably do 'em the basic courtesy of letting them know periodically that progress (whether substantial or incremental) was being made.  Even if it's just a quick "hey, I'm on track with this, no specific details to communicate yet, check back with you later!" note, which was what he ostensibly set the blog up for, as I recall. 

With that said... cool and I'm glad (based on your reports) that everything's proceeding in peachy keen fashion.
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Christopher Kubasik
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 11:13:30 AM »

Good points... I've been really meaning to update.  But, a Ron suggested, I've been writing instead.

I'll go do that right now.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 11:35:10 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 08:06:35 AM »

Awesome. Thank you.  Sorry to be a pain ... I am both very excited by this project, and was hoping that it did not vanish into the aether (and yeah, I was wondering if I'd wasted my money).

You've allayed all of that AND re-stoked my enthusiasm. Thank you again.
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Christopher Kubasik
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 01:47:58 PM »

Hi,

Let me promise: The project will never vanish into the aether.  It might vanish from sight for periods of time -- but I really will try to do my best to avoid that.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 06:15:45 PM »

I'm another person who is really excited by this project. Keep up the good work and expect to get occasional prodding from those of us who are impatient. :-)
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 06:23:28 PM »

This is the first I've heard of this, but consider me morally supportive even if I missed the chance to chip in monetarily. My Sorcerer books have been sitting on my shelf for a hella long time now... it'd be nice to take them down and use them some day, but honestly, I don't see it ever happening without a resource like the one you suggest. My poor brain is just too tied up in old-school habits... even after collating the quick-reference, I'm still at a loss WRT to actually making the game work.

So, yeah. You go, boy! ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009, 11:42:49 AM »

My poor brain is just too tied up in old-school habits... even after collating the quick-reference, I'm still at a loss WRT to actually making the game work.
Honestly, I'm the same way. I dust off Sorcerer every few months and thumb through it, and I lurk and post here occasionally, but really I have this feeling that I'm some sort of "Ah ha" moment away from really getting this game to click in my brain.

Of course, once it does click then somehow I have to educate my players.

I sometimes wish that I didn't have so many years experience playing "traditional" RPGs, because I'm sure that those preconcieved notions are messing with my Sorcerer undrstanding.

I'll buy a copy of Play Sorcerer as soon as it gets written!
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2009, 11:55:20 AM »

Working on it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 10:56:11 AM »

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I sometimes wish that I didn't have so many years experience playing "traditional" RPGs, because I'm sure that those preconcieved notions are messing with my Sorcerer undrstanding.

Hmmm, Ron didn't you write an essay about this issue a while back...I can't quite remember because it didn't generate much comment and largely went unnoticed...something about traditional habits causing some kind of damage...

/duck
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 04:10:10 AM »

Is this expected to be available for gencon 09?
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 06:35:20 AM »

Yes.
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009, 08:44:37 PM »

All the more reason for me to go to GenCon '09!!
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