Saturday, June 18, 2016

[Realmscrawl] Change in direction

Well, that was educational.

Since I first released Realmscrawl Campaign Map 05: Tilverton on DMG on Sunday, June 12th I have had 56 downloads, 53 freebies and three paid, for a total of $5.10 gross ($2.55 net). None of the three who paid ($3, $2, and $0.10) e-mailed me with the nature of their interest for the next product. At this rate, the goal will never be met, anyway.

After due consideration, I'm changing my methodology on this line.

First, I'll be adding a very simple line-item gazetteer to the PWYW map. That will give everyone the very basics for each location on the map. This is much in the same vein as the original Wilderlands booklets from Judges Guild back in the day. Bare minimal detail, but enough to get started.

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Second, instead of a full gazetteer, I'll simply release mini-modules of specific, small and mid-size locations. These will usually clock in at three to 18 pages, with the location designed as an adventure rather than as a gazetteer entry, and range in price from $0.50 to $3.00. Each will include the full details on the location (and the surrounds, one or more hexes worth), maps of the sites, encounter tables, and so forth.

Third, if those sell well, I might tackle some of the larger sites, such as Hollow Mountain, Thunderdeep, and so forth, either as a larger module or perhaps as a series of smaller modules, each detailing two to four levels.

And of course, I really want to publish my version of Tilverton... that one will probably end up having to be broken into district booklets.

We'll see how this new method works. Plans might change again.

The line-item gazetteer should be up sometime this coming week. The first mini-module shortly thereafter.

More as developments warrant.

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