Work on FAL is moving along at a steady pace. Nearly all of the writing is finished for everything unlocked in the stretch goals during the KS. The only thing that has not been completed is the section on Magic Items and Weapons - which is about half complete as of now. Also, I have yet to complete the artwork for the magic section. My goal is to finish this up in the next couple of days and do some light testing on the weapons and items toward the end of the week.
The section on Heroes and Villains is complete, including the backer made characters all of which are unique and totally awesome. In all there are 25 Heroes and Villains (I think). It grew into a pretty fat section as each character has text and an image. That's right, every character in the section has an image.
The Pantheon of Ancient Gods has been written and all of the artwork is done. All of the major figures of the celestial hierarchy have images depicting them. There are ten major beings in the hierarchy. On top of that, there is a complete breakdown of the FAL universe, its creation, and the nine spheres of existence. All of the nine spheres are described. There is also a nifty little map which shows the nine spheres.
The Maps of FAL are complete. These maps are hex maps and detail important and interesting regions on the continents of Radroz and Karkoz. The maps are all full color.
A lot of stuff still needs to be proofread for small errors and I have been spending a good deal of time revisiting things and making sure the continuity of everything is on track. There is a lot to keep up with when you consider how so many of the stories and characters overlap one another in the different sections.
I hesitatingly say that all of the artwork is complete (sometimes I feel like I need something else). Since the KS, I have done around 50 new pieces of art to be included. In other words, the Tales of Awesome is going to be fairly thick - actually thicker than I had intended. Some of this artwork will be included in the Core Rules (magic items and weapons) and in the Creatures Vol I (Dragons). So, even if you only backed FAL at low level, you will still get some of the rewards unlocked through the stretch goals.
So that's where things are, now - and here's Ortan the Omnihare.
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