Aug 15, 2015

Mini Six Update

I've made some progress on Mini Six projects this summer.

  • I have obtained a PC and the software I need to do layout. Unfortunately, now I have to learn to use that software.
  • I've typed most of Mini Six into a text file - the original files went missing long ago. Due to strange formatting, copy-and-paste from the existing PDF wasn't practical.
  • I've cleaned up the text. I have several more improvements in mind for the eventual revamp of Mini Six.
When I finally revamp it I intend to release it digitally and in print through RPGNow.com. I'm not setting a date for when that revamp will happen. When I know it's close, I'll certainly put the word out. Until then it would be best to think of this as something that I want to do, but there's no true commitment.

This revamp won't be a second edition, simply a revision, though it may have some expansions within it. The magic section is likely to get some serious tweaking.

Mini Six has moved to a "pay what you want" price structure. That has generated a little income - enough to get that inexpensive PC. The existing version will remain available as pay-what-you-want indefinitely (which happily includes $0.00), but the new revision will likely be a paid product at a low price-point.

I'm not accepting submissions for publication at this time and don't plan to in the future. (I get this question every few weeks.) I don't even know how to properly lay out product that I want to do myself. Mini Six falls under the Open Game License, so with the exceptions of the Pharnsley's and Precinct '77 mini-settings, you can do pretty much what you want without needing my blessing as long as it is allowed by the license itself.

This all sounds more passive aggressive than I intend. I'm full of gratitude for the support you guys have shown me. If you've emailed me and I haven't replied, please accept my apologies - I'm terribly shy, even through email, and your comment fell through the cracks. Thanks for putting up with me.

I lurk on /rpg on Reddit and I chime in there when the rare Mini Six question comes up.

Feb 16, 2015

Mini Six is available for download again!

It's available for pay-what-you-want (including for free!) at RPGNow.

I'm relieved. I felt pretty bad about the state of Mini Six yesterday, and now I feel a little better.

Feb 15, 2015

Mini Six Temporarily Offline

Mini Six will be available on RPGNow / DriveThruRPG soon - in a day or two. It will be available exclusively at that store. Don't worry, it's still going to be free, or actually "pay what you want."

I've removed the download links here. As soon as it is approved I will update the site with the appropriate links.

And that means that it has gone out of print again. The Lulu link should no longer work. I will eventually get around to making it available in print at RPGNow, but I don't know when.

With Phil out of the picture, my motivation to work on APG projects has crumbled. There's nothing on the agenda at this time. I'm not seeking collaborators or to publish the works of others - though since Mini Six is licensed through the Open Game License there is nothing that keeps others from publishing their own works that utilize Mini Six and I encourage it.

This isn't the end of APG, but an admission that right now nothing is going on.