I was just wondering what was next for HinterWelt?
I hopefully will be releasing Squirrels In Space: The Squirrel Cage tonight. Then, I have been working on both Nebuleon V2, Britannia and Animal Farm: Nutsky Strikes Back at the same time. So, the plan is Release the V2 Core rules, Neb V2 or (Linda wants this first) Britannia. The real question is do we release Britannia as V2 or V1?
The Release Schedule
is not that up-to-date. Chevalier
is intriging, as is the Britannia
supplement. Can you give us details about these releases?
Yeah, accursed release schedule. I should take all the dates down and give more of a "this is the order I am working on it" instead.
Chevalier: This is going well. It has a very cool stand alone mechanic for generating monsters, magic items and a pseudo XP system for advancing things like magic items. Setting wise it will be a cross between Charlemagne's rule and the Tales of Charlemagne. A magic fantasy world set in medieval Europe. Yeah, it has been done but I just love the Tales of Charlemagne that much.
This really is pretty close. I am torn between going full bore on this book and making it a cheapy version like Squirrel Attack!. With the latter, you could get an entire game for, say, $12.99 USD and that could be very cool.
Britannia has had craploads of research so it moves slow. I will say that it is rapidly approaching done. The big one will be all the maps. I have the Hibernia section done with references to Ogham and the entire alt-timeline of the Romans invading and the "Hybernian Gods" fighting them. I will have a series of magic, monsters, adventures and a few other bits and pieces in here. The big hold up for this might be the V2 or V1 question. One thought is do both but that would take time too. I can't imagine this will be released this year. I am hoping for early next.
Is there something else coming from HinterWelt in a relatively close future?
I have a whole bank of ideas like Echoes and a number of squirrel books (they sell). i also want to do a Nebuleon True20. In the hopper are conversions for all the core rules to V2 with the possible exception of Tales. I may rework that title entirely or just leave it. That is a question for folks who have seen it. Should we redo ToG for V2?
I have Tern: Planetary System Guide that is growing out of control for Nebuleon. Source book detailing the Tern System controlled by the Grou-Lynn Empire. If it ever gets released it will be plenty cool.
Also, giving the revision of the system for the second edition, are you going to republish every settings? I know you're doing Nebuleon, but what about the others? Is there a new setting on the way?
See above. I would love to do Future Skein in V2 as I think it would be a great fit. Think Post Apocalyptic but the robots win. I do not even have an outline for this one but I have talked it over like crazy. Truly cool stuff.
Finally, about V2 : how's it going? Do you have new crunchy bits about it's development for us?
That's a lot of questions, but you get the gist : What going on at HinterWelt?
Here is a revised rough draft: Iridium V2
Let me know what you think. Editorial comments welcome too.V2 Character Sheet
Mostly I am trying to balance updating Iridium with getting some titles out.
Hope that helps!