So Grim, why are you making these 6-pack adventures?
Money I guess. Also spotted a bit of a gap in the market for quick, easy adventures that you can just get up and go with.
Wasn’t the point of the 100 Adventure Seeds that you can’t stand conventional adventures?
This is true, however, there is definitely a gap for this sort of short, snappy adventure for fill in games, convention scenarios and introductory games.
So these aren’t conventional adventures?
When it’s a one-off game you can do less conventional things. It’s less important if a character dies or there’s a total party wipe, it can still be fun. You can play around with the format and even have people within the group set up as spies, double agents or assassins without them being a total arsehole and spoiling the game.
So what really made you decide to do them?
I hit on a great way of cheaply producing battlemats, the covers of POD books, but needed something to fill in the middle since you can’t just print covers – unfortunately. An adventure seemed like the best option especially in this ‘takeaway’ format.
What games are you going to support?
Well, anything really, but obviously games that use battlemats are going to be more likely. That means Pathfinder, 4e and possibly Savage Worlds if they clear us for producing material (we have a game setting intended for SW at some point in the future). Otherwise if anyone else wants some adventure/setting support, we may well do that too. They just have to ask. Our own games don’t tend to be battlemat friendly, so that’s unlikely. If we can find other ways to fill out the content we might do some more generic battlemats for things like post apocalyptic or science fiction settings.
What about the counters?
At the moment the counters are on paper on the inside of the hardcopy versions so they’re black and white and paper, rather than card. It’s possible we might do counters by a similar production method but that’s something for the future. For the moment the paper ones will have to suffice.
Can I pitch ideas or maps?
Sure you can, I’ll pay £20 ($30) for a short 2-4 hour adventure – size is limited because these have to be saddle-stitched. Cartographers are welcome to offer their services but that’ll have to be negotiated. 6-Pack 2 I spent a lot on getting a custom map but it doesn’t look like that level of expenditure is going to be viable, so if you want work, I’m afraid you’re going to have to pitch low 😦
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Go stick your head in a pig.