Thanks, Artemus. I'm glad you understand, and it looks like you've got your own major project in the works. As a brief update on CoA, I am proceeding with the next batch of CoA cards (for SoAK); it's just taking me some time to come up with a card interface that has a dash of something suitable. More on this later... and looking forward to seeing some of this new take on a market deck.
Cities of Adventure: Reference Cards
Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:43 AM
Just a brief update. The reference cards for Judd's Cities of Adventure: Sands of Al-Kalim are in their final stage of development. Once they are finished, I will have Judd review them for approval. Pending that, I hope to have them available within in a week. And in the meantime....
I did SoAK next because it was the one big box expansion that I had. I recently acquired Island of Dread for my birthday, along with a bunch of other gaming goodies. But likely Barb and I won't get to IoD for a while, as we are barely about to dip into SoAK. So, I'm wondering which reference cards other people would like to see next.
So far, Judd has also produced CoA material for Midnight, Isle of Dread, and Frozen Wastes. I don't know if he intends to do Mists of Zananga. So cast your votes here (if you feel like it) by listing in order any of these three (or four) sets of reference cards you would like to see next.
If you have a question you can post it here, send me a PM, or go to Fantastic Diversions and use the "Contact" page.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:10 AM
The initial card content is now complete. I still need to do some color correction on some of them. I will contacting Judd for his review as well.
In the interim, others are welcome to preview them and offer any suggestion as seen fit, though Judd's comments will take precedence.
You can find the online review gallery HERE.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:21 AM
These look as amazing as your first set and you absolutely have my permission to use them however you see fit.
I'll play around with them this weekend, and if I spot any typos or problems, I'll be sure to let you know.
Thanks for all your hard work,
Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:36 AM
Reference cards for Judd's Cities of Adventure, Sands of Al-Kalim are now available. Some issue are still pending, but you can still see what's up and acquire the cards now at Fantastic Diversions. Happy gaming!
Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:20 AM
I heard back from Judd on the CoA cards for Sands of Al-Kalim. One result on one card (Trader's Fort) needed to be tweaked. The archive has been updated and remains in the same location. I'm awaiting any further comments from Judd, but I think this set of cards is close to done. I'll give notice here when I finally load it to BGG.com, though it might take a week for it to appear the Runebound: Sands of Al-Kalim file section.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 05:40 AM
CoA Referenc Cards: Sands of Al-Kalim
Judd has given final approval, and I have just uploaded the package to BGG. Hopefully it should appear in the files section of the Sands of Al-Kalim page within the week. In the meantime, the finalized package is available at FantasticDiversions.blogspot.com.
Enjoy this little addition from Judd and me.
Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:08 AM
UPDATE ON COA REFERENCE CARDS
I've seen a little flurry of contact since the release of the SoAK Reference Cards. My original query a while back about which of Judd's CoA rules to do next resulted in Isle of Dread being favored among those who responded. But post-survery, there's now a few Mist of Zanaga players coming out... guess they were lost in the jungle when I posted the first query.
It takes time to come up with and develop a good card design, as I'm not a professional at this and I have a fulltime creative pursuit as an author. The SoAK design took about thirty hours of experimentation before it was completed. Then came carefully compressing Judd's rules into limited space, which took about a week. Following that was giving Judd time to review, critique, and in one case correct. So this process is a slow one. With that in mind...
I will still honor the original survey the put IoD as the next set of cards. I will do my best to work on something for MoZ as well... so long as it doesn't impact my own small expansion projects. Expect IoD in about a month, and with luck, Mists right behind it in shorter time. I'll post updates here as often as something solid takes form.
And if you notice anything amiss in the cards (typos, etc.), please take the time to go to Fantastic Diversions and use the Contact form to let me know. You can also post a reply herein, as I stop by every other day or so.
Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:18 AM
Don't know what I was thinking, but the actual next set of cards will be for Frozen Wastes, not Isle of Dread. After that, or with it, will come Mists if Judd is satisfied with his encounters by then.
Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:17 AM
CoA Reference Cards: The Frozen Wastes
Just a quick update. I've been working 7 days a week for the last month, but still squeezed in some development time. I am now prepping the preliminary versions of these cards. Once finished, I will notify Judd for review and likely link them in here as well for others to preview until Judd presents final notes and approval of revisions. Stay tuned. I hope to move along cards for Mists of Zanaga at better pace, but no promises, as the holidays are approaching and will each of personal time as well.
Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:53 AM
Things moved along more quickly than expected in finishing the preliminary cards. I had to change layout approach a little this time to get all necessary encounter instructions on the cards, but hopefully they're still comfortable to use. Judd has not reviewed them yet, but I figure others might like a peek.
All are welcome to look at the gallery I set up for Judd; just click the image to the left. I will NOT be posting so many large images to a forum (nor fighting with forum limitations to do so). Please feel to comment herein if something amiss or interesting catches your eye.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:01 AM
And the cards are finished!
After emailing with Judd, and finding the holiday season already overloading his schedule, he told me to make my own call on what to do with the cards. And so, I ran through them one more time. The package is now available on the F.D. Downloads page (if you wish to preview details and manual before downloading). You may also download the package directly HERE. I will also upload it to the Frozen Wastes file section at BoardGameGeek.com later today, though it may not show up in the files list for up to a week. Feedback is welcome, and you can submit such in this topic, through the forum's PM system, or via the Contact page at FantasticDiversions.blogspot.com.
Once again, both Judd and me hope current players of Judd's Cities of Adventure system for Runebound find these new cards worthwhile. And if you're unfamiliar with Cities of Adventure, time to get familiar. Happy gaming.
The next CoA Reference Cards will be for Mists of Zanaga. Considering the holiday season is upon us, likely they won't be done until early January, 2011. After that comes Island of Dread and last will be Midnight. I may do up a card for such things as Judd's Screaming Jungle as well along the way.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 02:55 AM
Just a quick update for the few who may be interested, as it has been a while. Barb and I have almost completed our current manuscript, so my schedule should free up by early this coming week. I will turn back to getting the CoA cards for Mists of Zanaga processed as soon as possible.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:49 PM
CoA Reference Cards: Mists of Zanaga
The previews are up, and you can view them for yourself in the gallery I set up for Judd. I've contacted him to do a review and give me any notes for corrections in a final versions. Once that is settled, they will be available for download.
Those who want a little more detail can stop by FantasticDiversions.blogspot.com. Comments and suggestions are welcome herein.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:25 AM
CoA Reference Cards: Mists of ZanagaFINISHED
The preview gallery has been taken down, as the ref card packages for CoA Mists of Zanaga and Judd's The Screaming Jungle variant are now available. I haven't time in the moment to set up a bunch of links. Please forgive me for redirecting you, but you can find them at FantasticDiversions.blogspot.com. for now. Tomorrow I will upload both packages to BGG, and they should appear in the MoZ page file section within a week.
And thanks again to Judd for bringing us these wonderful additions in his Cities of Adventure series.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:40 AM
I've received a number of emails over the last few weeks asking about the status of CoA Reference Cards for Island of Dread. The cards are in process and something of a template has been created. Due to the length and some complexity in the Judd's story die elements for that expansion, I'm consulting with him on ways to compress enough to get those instructions onto the cards. It's going to take a bit more time, so please be patient if you are among those who've contacted me or are just curious yourself.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:25 AM
CoA Reference Cards for Island of Dread and the Crimson Tides variant
I've sent Judd the links for his review but don't expect these to be finalized immediately. I have a busy schedule (as I have for the last month) and Judd may as well. These should be finished within two weeks at a guess. In the meantime, here are gallery links for preview and any comments.