Oops...

Dec. 19th, 2010 02:42 pm
ffutures: (Default)
I sent Forgotten Futures XI to registered users a month ago. By this time tomorrow it will be on line generally.

I just noticed a bloody typo in the main file...

Oops...

Dec. 19th, 2010 02:42 pm
ffutures: (Default)
I sent Forgotten Futures XI to registered users a month ago. By this time tomorrow it will be on line generally.

I just noticed a bloody typo in the main file...

Phew....

Nov. 20th, 2010 04:19 am
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
FF11 is now on line for registered users, and I hope that everyone who asked to download it has been notified with the password etc. It'll be on line for everyone else in a month.

I've copied and packed all the disks for registered users, and they're ready to post as soon as I can stagger out of the house tomorrow morning.

I also have the next release of the FF CD-ROM available for download. Again, everyone who ordered it in advance has been given the passwords etc.

I'm going to bed!

But if you were expecting to be notified and haven't received anything, or can't get the download to work, please let me know!

Phew....

Nov. 20th, 2010 04:19 am
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
FF11 is now on line for registered users, and I hope that everyone who asked to download it has been notified with the password etc. It'll be on line for everyone else in a month.

I've copied and packed all the disks for registered users, and they're ready to post as soon as I can stagger out of the house tomorrow morning.

I also have the next release of the FF CD-ROM available for download. Again, everyone who ordered it in advance has been given the passwords etc.

I'm going to bed!

But if you were expecting to be notified and haven't received anything, or can't get the download to work, please let me know!
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Finished converting the game to HTML tonight

Made a new PDF of the game with a couple of dozen corrections etc.

Started work on the "front end" for this release, the HTML page that will link the files - the current version works but isn't very attractive, needs more work.

Still to do

- get the other disk contents sorted (game rules etc. and the bonus files I send out to registered users.

- finish off the latest FF CD-ROM which has been waiting on me finishing FF XI

- design a label for the distribution CD and the new FF CD-ROM

Hopefully I will get this all done over the next week or so, with a view to posting things to registered users at the end of next week, or early the following week. Things are made a little more complicated by my being away this weekend, but I'm still pretty sure I will get there in the end, and will have disks ready before Dragonmeet at the end of the month.

Fingers crossed, knock wood, etc....
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Finished converting the game to HTML tonight

Made a new PDF of the game with a couple of dozen corrections etc.

Started work on the "front end" for this release, the HTML page that will link the files - the current version works but isn't very attractive, needs more work.

Still to do

- get the other disk contents sorted (game rules etc. and the bonus files I send out to registered users.

- finish off the latest FF CD-ROM which has been waiting on me finishing FF XI

- design a label for the distribution CD and the new FF CD-ROM

Hopefully I will get this all done over the next week or so, with a view to posting things to registered users at the end of next week, or early the following week. Things are made a little more complicated by my being away this weekend, but I'm still pretty sure I will get there in the end, and will have disks ready before Dragonmeet at the end of the month.

Fingers crossed, knock wood, etc....
ffutures: illos from the novel by George Griffith (Angel of the Revolution)
133 / 178 pages now converted to HTML, and I have a headache. Time to do something else...
ffutures: illos from the novel by George Griffith (Angel of the Revolution)
133 / 178 pages now converted to HTML, and I have a headache. Time to do something else...
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Unbelievably tired, but half-way mark in converting the latest Forgotten Futures to HTML.I've got the introduction, the guide to the solar system, and the spaceship operation & construction sections done - tomorrow I start on weapons, then romance, both of which should be an easy conversion, with the adventures to do last. Hopefully I'll get it done well before the end of the month. It's not as pretty as I'd like, but I think it'll do, especially since the PDF version will also be on line.
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Unbelievably tired, but half-way mark in converting the latest Forgotten Futures to HTML.I've got the introduction, the guide to the solar system, and the spaceship operation & construction sections done - tomorrow I start on weapons, then romance, both of which should be an easy conversion, with the adventures to do last. Hopefully I'll get it done well before the end of the month. It's not as pretty as I'd like, but I think it'll do, especially since the PDF version will also be on line.
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
As of about an hour ago I've finished writing Forgotten Futures XI!

I now have to do all the boring stuff like convert it to PDF and HTML, put together all the other contents of the distribution disk, get it mailed out, etc. etc.

The bit I really hate doing is the last bit of writing for the main book - the back cover blurb.

Since Forgotten Futures is on line as a free download I don't have to worry too much about the blurb selling the game. But since I want there to be a back cover if people print it out, I need to write one. This is what I've come up with so far (all text up to and including my name is small caps, the title is slanted, etc. as in the icon):


FORGOTTEN FUTURES XI:

PLANETS OF PERIL

ROLE-PLAYING IN THE WORLDS OF
STANLEY G. WEINBAUM’S
1930S SCIENCE FICTION
BY MARCUS L. ROWLAND
  


Adventures across a Solar System where every world has life and many secrets:
  • Venus, where the fungi and spores will eat you if the plants and natives don’t!
  • Mars, home of cryptic friendly natives at least as intelligent as mankind!
  • Io, the jungle moon, where tiny natives view humans with hostile eyes!
  • Europa, an unspoiled Eden where mankind may be the serpent!
  • Ganymede, the tidal moon, where you either swim or die!
  • Titan, Eskimo hell, source of the most beautiful gems in the solar system!
  • Uranus, the great enigma, a huge habitable world that’s still almost unexplored!
  • Pluto, lair of the pirate queen Red Peri, and home to strange and deadly living crystals!

Includes full details of all nine worlds and the asteroids and major moons, complete spaceship operation and construction rules, a detailed adventure campaign, three long adventures and eighteen adventure outlines, twelve ready-to-use characters, and much more!

Forgotten Futures XI is supported by online downloads including deck plans, spreadsheet templates, and a selection of Stanley G. Weinbaum’s science fiction stories.

www.forgottenfutures.com ~ www.forgottenfutures.co.uk

This game has been put on line as a FREE download; you are asked to register if you find it useful. Please inform the author if you are charged any other fee to obtain it in any form.

The illustration will be a small version of the "Red Peri Passing the Moon" illo, which will also be my front cover, with a very faint spaceship outline behind the text.

Any thoughts?
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
As of about an hour ago I've finished writing Forgotten Futures XI!

I now have to do all the boring stuff like convert it to PDF and HTML, put together all the other contents of the distribution disk, get it mailed out, etc. etc.

The bit I really hate doing is the last bit of writing for the main book - the back cover blurb.

Since Forgotten Futures is on line as a free download I don't have to worry too much about the blurb selling the game. But since I want there to be a back cover if people print it out, I need to write one. This is what I've come up with so far (all text up to and including my name is small caps, the title is slanted, etc. as in the icon):


FORGOTTEN FUTURES XI:

PLANETS OF PERIL

ROLE-PLAYING IN THE WORLDS OF
STANLEY G. WEINBAUM’S
1930S SCIENCE FICTION
BY MARCUS L. ROWLAND
  


Adventures across a Solar System where every world has life and many secrets:
  • Venus, where the fungi and spores will eat you if the plants and natives don’t!
  • Mars, home of cryptic friendly natives at least as intelligent as mankind!
  • Io, the jungle moon, where tiny natives view humans with hostile eyes!
  • Europa, an unspoiled Eden where mankind may be the serpent!
  • Ganymede, the tidal moon, where you either swim or die!
  • Titan, Eskimo hell, source of the most beautiful gems in the solar system!
  • Uranus, the great enigma, a huge habitable world that’s still almost unexplored!
  • Pluto, lair of the pirate queen Red Peri, and home to strange and deadly living crystals!

Includes full details of all nine worlds and the asteroids and major moons, complete spaceship operation and construction rules, a detailed adventure campaign, three long adventures and eighteen adventure outlines, twelve ready-to-use characters, and much more!

Forgotten Futures XI is supported by online downloads including deck plans, spreadsheet templates, and a selection of Stanley G. Weinbaum’s science fiction stories.

www.forgottenfutures.com ~ www.forgottenfutures.co.uk

This game has been put on line as a FREE download; you are asked to register if you find it useful. Please inform the author if you are charged any other fee to obtain it in any form.

The illustration will be a small version of the "Red Peri Passing the Moon" illo, which will also be my front cover, with a very faint spaceship outline behind the text.

Any thoughts?
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Am I being unduly cynical in listing brass knuckles, a jack knife and a .38 automatic with explosive bullets on the character sheet for a romantic heroine?

Ought to finish the last adventure tonight and the end notes etc. tomorrow! YAY!!
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Am I being unduly cynical in listing brass knuckles, a jack knife and a .38 automatic with explosive bullets on the character sheet for a romantic heroine?

Ought to finish the last adventure tonight and the end notes etc. tomorrow! YAY!!
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Weinbaum's version of Titan is mostly covered in moving mountains of ice, basically very high dunes of ice crystals, not frozen together because it's too cold and dry, driven by 100-MPH winds. However, one real rock mountain is mentioned. I would like to describe it in terms of its height, but since there is no fixed surface equivalent to "sea level" to refer to I'm not sure how to do so. Should I just say e.g. 5000 ft and hope that nobody asks "relative to what?"
ffutures: (Planets of Peril)
Weinbaum's version of Titan is mostly covered in moving mountains of ice, basically very high dunes of ice crystals, not frozen together because it's too cold and dry, driven by 100-MPH winds. However, one real rock mountain is mentioned. I would like to describe it in terms of its height, but since there is no fixed surface equivalent to "sea level" to refer to I'm not sure how to do so. Should I just say e.g. 5000 ft and hope that nobody asks "relative to what?"

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