Sunday, September 4, 2011

Loviatar No. 3 Progress Report: Just About Done

A Planescape series makes its debut in No. 3.
I sent the final article out for proofreading this morning. In a bit I will write the related stat block and No. 3 will be done. Well, not quite done. I'll spend the next week doing some final edits and will ship the issue on Monday, September 12.

     While writing this issue I found myself getting frustrated with the stat blocks. I talked about this the other day, but those Vampire: The Requiem stat blocks I wrote last night were really frustrating. I love the WoD, but let's face it: The Storyteller system dresses itself up as a Narrativist game, but there's a heavy Gamist element that requires a fair amount of rules. Three NPCs required four pages of stat blocks.

    That's too many.

     Moving forward - provided I have the blessing of the zine's readership - I am going to end the "A Lonely Dance on a Cold, Northern Shore" series in favor of something more rules-light. I hope that's okay with all of you.


  1. I'm good with that. I don't have much use for WoD stuff, especially NWod. I'm planning on sticking to just a few games these days, and most of them are either OSR or else pre-1990 or so.

  2. I think most readers will be in accord with your sentiment.

  3. You know Christian, I think it will be fun watching you struggle to fit the WoD NPCs into each issue. Might be fun for us. :)

    Rules-Lite baby!

    Btw, I got my copies of issue 1 & 2 yesterday and quickly read through them. Very well done and I look forward to the next installment!

  4. Awesome! I have something else to send out to you next week.

    Glad to hear you're back in the States. :)