And it took so much longer than I ever anticipated - for which I am sorry. But I'm a much better programmer than I am an RPG writer. Nonetheless I'm proud of the results, very grateful for the many people that helped proofreading, supplied graphics, etc. The end result is excellent.
But I also know that I won't be writing RPG rules under a schedule for a long time to come (I have four other RPG rules systems in various stages of preparation but that's something I'm just doing for my private fun and these days I no longer have the time to work on them... one Shadowrun clone with a much better rules system than Shadowrun ever had... one D&D clone with my personal set of D&D rules... one Gamma World clone with awesome graphics... and one more fantasy game covering the darkest and most brutal fantasy world ever vomitted into the consciousness of people - but all that is another story stemming from the time before the ADOM crowdfunding campaign ;-) ).
So what's going to happen next?
- By the end of the week I am leaving for a two-week holiday. Before leaving I will order a final proof copy from Lulu. It should arrive during my holiday and will be reviewed immediately afterwards. I do not expect any more sweeping changes.
- In the very near future (hopefully before the end of the week) the ADOM fulfillment portal will accept your updated mailing addresses so that I can prepare for shipping.
- Probably at the same time I also will allow the donors from the Questor level and update will be asked to provide their mailing addresses for the reversed postcard quest.
The large RPG book order (500+ books) will go out around the second week of April. I'm not sure how long it will take Lulu to print the books but I'd expect another two to three weeks. Thus May probably (and finally) will be the shipping month for ADOM Lite RPG.
In parallel I will quickly try to finish the ADOM Classic Boxed set for the Master Thief donor levels. I already have laid out the content for the additional 32 page booklet but expect to require summer to have everything finished. Hopefully these things will be able to ship around August or September.
So finally things are getting finished. And I am yearning so much to return to programming. In retrospective I probably never should have offered the physical rewards as they have shown to be a big distraction from programming ADOM... and that was not the intention. But now that they are here, they are going to be great :-)
So thanks for your eternal patience... it's so much more than I deserve. But I did my best and real life continues to prove being a huge challenge. 2016 so far has been at least as busy as 2015 and the itch to continue working on ADOM is incredible. If it just weren't for the various distractions...
(P.S.: all pictures for ADOM Lite RPG in this post are old ones... I'll post new ones as soon as I have the proof reading copy in my hands)