Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weird Adventures: Drawing Closer


I figure it's time for another Weird Adventures progress report--and a couple of cool pieces of art by Johnathan Bingham and Felt.  We have here the mugshot of a Hit-Fiend, one of the notorious assassins of the Hell Syndicate, and below, traveler in the astral plane.

I'm diligently at work on "City Confidential," the section overviewing the City itself, hitting the highlights of its neighborhoods and districts.  This includes a lot of things hopefully of pratical use to adventurers: the Cuthbert Bannerman weaponry museum and gun emporium, the exotic Appothecary of Dr. Lao in Yiantown, and the charity hospital of St. Valiant in Grimalkin.  Then there are the tantalizing hints at adventure itself: the strange fogs (and frogs) in the Corund Tunnel, the underground Fate Exchange, and the mysterious Monolith of Monolith Square, among others.

All the other sections have been finished.  Most of them I've discussed in previous updates other than "Weird Menaces" (the monster section)--including the Hit-Fiend and 29 others from "Blackdust Monsters" to "Zombie, Cujiatepecan."

My writing I plan on completing by before the end of the summer.  Relying on the charity of good folks to proofread my back-of-cocktail napkin scrawl so it can be turned into quality layouts means depending on their availability, so I can't predict things with absolute certainty, but the end is in sight now, my friends.

18 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Looking forward to it as always, good luck.

The Happy Whisk said...

It's always a good feeling when I can see the end of a project. Even if I'm not there yet, I like to be able to see it. It's good stuff.

Happy Writing :-)

Matt said...

Can't wait!

Sean Robson said...

Very exciting, Trey! I'm really looking forward to seeing the City in all its sordid glory.

Porky said...

Exciting for sure - that seems a huge amount of material. And the art is very cool.

Needles said...

Love the last piece, it looks like a Dr.Strange comic from the 60s when Strange was at his height

Jeremy Duncan said...

This is wonderful news. I can't wait!

Aos said...

I'm very much looking forward to it.

Trey said...

Thanks to all of you were your continued support...and patience. :)

@Porky - It covers a lot, though of course not always at great depth. The City section is sort of at a pocket travel guide level. Hopefully, it hints at things and offers a springboard rather than extensively detailing most stuff--with a few more indepth articles sprinkled in. The other sections cover topics roughly on the detail of my blog posts.

@Needles - Yeah, that was what I asked Dave to do and he delivered wonderfully.

seaofstarsrpg said...

Excellent news. And if you need any volunteers for a first read through, I am so there.

Trey said...

Thanks! I just may take you up on that.

satyre said...

Also offering read through services. :)

Trey said...

Thanks. The more the merrier. :)

Risus Monkey said...

Wow, that Hit Fiend is awesome!

Akrasia said...

Cool pics! Good luck finish up.

Trey said...

@Risus - Johnathan did a great job. It's got some of that old school humor about it, I think.

@Akrasia - Thanks!

Harald said...

Awesome! Also, hit-fiend may be the coolest demon-type ever.

Trey said...

@Harald - Thanks.