Material for Today

   Well, for today, we have the Conditioning Methods for Shadowrun and the Accelerated Learning in Shadowrun pages. Sadly, thanks to some unexpected guests, the only other thing I’m going to get done today are the link updates. Tomorrow, some more sample Characters for Eclipse: The Codex Persona.

Material for Tonight

   The first thing for the wee hours of the morning is the Spirit Imbuement rules for Shadowrun (and an update on the index page). I’ll see what else I can get up in the morning: perhaps the conditioning methods section as a companion piece.

Shareware Versions Up

   Well, the projects are complete: the shareware version of The Practical Enchanter is now available through OneBookShelf or RPGNow.Com and the shareware version of Eclipse: The Codex Persona should be going up at midnight (where their server is). When it does, I’ll update the link here and on the various sample character pages. I’ll be putting both files into the download box on the lower right as well, but it may take them an hour or so to upload. The links to the direct-publication editions on Lulu.Com have already been posted below; they’re cheaper than the distribution editions since the prices on the direct editions don’t have to compensate for the distributors cuts.

   In any case, it’s now back to posting material. Charles has asked for a bit of the old Shadowrun material – the Aces file and the Spirit Imbuement rules – so I’ll see if I can rummage those out first.

Project Status

   Well, Danielle has some questions for everyone in the Legends of the Five Rings game (see below). After considerable fighting with the various publishing sites, the direct-sale (and thus cheaper) editions of Eclipse: The Codex Persona and The Practical Enchanter are up, as well as the bookmark-indexed versions of both of them (Eclipse Here, Enchanter Here) in electronic form at Lulu. The Shareware versions should be going up at RPGNow.Com shortly: their site apparently doesn’t currently let you determine the link to the product in advance of publication.

   To answer a few questions myself, Fox Clan colors are brown and green, Scorpion is blood red and black, and Dragon is emerald green and yellow. If you want to put in the generic bodyguards, Crab clan is gunmetal gray, blue, and brick red. Okari is from the Kitsune Family. I believe Michio is from the Bayushi family, and Shigure would be from the Shosuro family – if he and his siblings were acknowledged, which they’re not: at the moment they’re Ronin, and so do not have a family.  

Character Artwork

   Hello, people. I hope you all have fun tonight while I try to wrench five pages of enlightening commentary out of “animal-related puns and tangents in Plutarch’s Life of Themistokles“.

   In what’s probably related news, I am going to be doing a group picture of all the current L5R people: that means Okari, Kochige, Shigure, Alex, and Michio (or whatever the hell his name is :p ). So, questions:

   1) What are the Fox Clan’s colors? Scorpion? Dragon is green and gold, right?

   2) Does Shigure normally wear armor? Would his player like to post some kind of description or reference picture or how much does it matter to you? (I’ve seen the one on the character sheet, but I don’t *have* it available, and it’s up to you how much you want me to hold to that, if your mental image differs much.)

   3) See above questions, regarding Ko.

   4) Do the Scorpion Clan masks look like anything specific?

   5) What are Okari and Bland Scorpion Dude’s family names, for certain? (Does Shigure have one?)

The Practical Enchanter

   Today I’ve been setting up The Practical Enchanter and Eclipse: The Codex Persona as Shareware, as well as creating direct-sale print versions of both of them. With any luck, they should be available tomorrow. Unfortunately, as fairly large projects, that means that other entries will non-existent today and relatively sparse tomorrow.

   Still, the Legends of the Five Rings log update is underway. It should be available shortly.

Cross Indexing

   Well, it turns out that most of today’s time has been taken up with indexing the champions sub-pages, since the link list on the left is getting pretty unwieldy. However, they’re now all linked from the Heroica page on the upper tabs; you should be able to find what you want now. I’ll try to get more new material up early tomorrow.