Today's post is a little bit different, it is an update post about update posts; very meta. My job on the team is been to maintain transparency between you, the current fans of John and Anne's work, and the (hopefully) future fans of Hero's Journey. As of late I have not been doing a very good job of that.
On that score, I am sorry.
So, kicking things off with an apology, great start! The updates have not been as informative as we would like. The final push to get through Blessings just doesn't afford much in the way of substantive updates. Anne and John spent hours debating on the implications of a blessing, doesn't make for much in the way of an update.
Our weekly update meetings have begun to suffer from diminishing returns and the posts have tended towards quantity over quality. At this point you, if you've been reading consistently, have the broad strokes of the mechanics of the game, I could keep giving teasers, but again we're in a diminishing returns scenario.
So, we have fallen into a cycle of "Anne and John are working on blessings, they made progress this week, but progress is slow." You know they're working, but I don't have much to say beyond that.
With this in mind Anne, John, and I have decided to change this blog into a monthly update, I'll be posting an update on the first Friday of every month, unless something major happens. At which point I will be back crying from the mountaintop, and Anne and John will probably have beat me to the punch by doing the same on Twitter.
That being said, I still check my inbox and the forums daily for questions, continue asking them. When I get them I'll will either gather it in the monthly post, or I will seek out an answer for a quick post.
We're not the end of news though! John and Anne will be starting a new blog series, starting next week. the still being scheduled but it's looking like it will be on Friday or Monday. This new post will will talk about the ongoing test game. It will be in two parts; first it will let you know what's happening in game, second it will give John and Anne an opportunity to talk through things they have found out about systems through play.
Finally, the first Kickstarter reward game will start up in the next few weeks (date pending). That crew has decided to live stream on Twitch. As the details get more clear I will post them.
So that's it for this week. Have a great weekend!