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please not may 1st, I need to buy a lego snowspeeder may 2nd....
Well, they want an October release. So lets grant that they'll be on time. Probably need two months of prep time, and printing time for october. So that means they need to be 100 percent done sometime in August. Now in August is also GenCon. Which will probably be Posthuman Studio big/moderate push for presales, and running demos.
Statically, I believe the best time to do a rpg kickstarter, is sometime in may and june. You dont want to run it in july, as folks are pretending to save money for gencon in august.
And lets say Posthuman Studio, will actually want to incorporate any feedback from the Open Playtest that'll happen during the kickstarter.
So this means that the Kickstarter and Play test cant be in July, as the kickstarter and presumably the open playtest will last 21 days. Leaving them some 10-ish day of managing the close of the kickstarter, and incorporate the changes before they will have get ready to leave for GenCon. Maybe two weeks is generious so maybe they'll get get 17 days before getting ready for Gencon. 17ish days doesnt seem like a lot of time.
So if they run it in June, that'll give them about about five weeks to manage the end of kickstarter and incorporate any changes. That seems more doable, if done at a running pace.
So my money is in May, That'll give them about 9 weeks to manage the kickstarter and incorporate any changes. Attend GenCon and get the printing started for October.
"Posthuman Studios." Please. :)
And we wouldn't be running a playtest if we didn't intend to take into account feedback -- it's a playtest, not a preview!
I'm sure some feedback will be taken into account, but with your release in October, I cant help but imagine that the book is like 85 percent done. So unless the playtest incites revolt in how terrible it is. I am curious how mallable it is, or what kind of feedback you can take in.
You'd be surprised how much a game can change in a few months. Writing mechanics can be difficult, but it's also not impossible to rush. Back in my heyday I was doing like 1800 words a day on mechanics and design alone, plus change on additional fluff.
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Well then I demand the Jovians to be all in Pony Morphs.
The Eclipse Phase, Second Edition Kickstarter is going to launch on Wednesday, April 26th, at 8PM CST (GMT-5).
Quote:The Eclipse Phase, Second Edition Kickstarter is going to launch on Wednesday, April 26th, at 8PM CST (GMT-5).Nice. Works out to about 11am my time so I shouldn't miss out on exclusive things because of my stupid timezone :)
My guess was only five days off.
already added to google calander
I'm going to be DMing a group soon, so perfect timing. I always regretted not being part of the Transhuman open playtest, even with my real name being one of the backers in the back of the book, so here's to making up for that one.
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It's here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/507486226/eclipse-phase-second-edition?ref=hero_thanks
I see that you pledged before giving us the link. Don't worry, I'm not going to judge... that harshly. ;)
I Failed to become immortal. Does that make me a poor transhuman?
Don't worry, I missed it as well. Jinx the emo scout raven sniper will have to wait another day.
DivineWrath wrote:I see that you pledged before giving us the link. Don't worry, I'm not going to judge... that harshly. ;)
Wasn't the fastest though. :) Only grabbed #11.
I got #12, right behind you!
The character likeness pledge vanished while I was asleep :(
Timezone differences suck.
Oh well, now I've got to work out if I want 1 or 4 copies of the corebook...
Maybe not as long as you think, although I hope you won't mind if he's a parrot. Sorry, you did write, "neo-avian" in the original post.
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I've been at a professional conference all week and had to host a party *while the kickstarter launched*. Still bitter I missed the Immortalization window, but managed to tell a client, "Hold on. I have to back a kickstarter" and get in on the next best level. ;-)
Fun twist: He turned out to be an Expanse fan and will be backing it as well, heh.
Good work Eaton, converting more to the fold.
Any word on when the PDF will be ready?
I think that there is going to be at least one more round of playtesting before the PDF is ready.
But in the Gencon Panel it was mentioned that there is a deadline based on year end and paying printers and tax law complexity.
I think it is safe to assume that the PDF will be out for a final proofing before the files go to the printers.
I'm stoked for the new edition.
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Any word on release date?
Kinda itchy to play EP2!
Well, you will have to hold your horses.
Some Playtest chapters are long way from being in release-ready state. IMO EP2 will absolutely not ship in 2017.
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I'm sad now.
The title of this thread has not aged well, but this post sure has.
As excited as I am to finally see a second edition, I have to say a 2017 release sounds incredibly ambitious. True, you guys announced and delivered Transhuman in the same year - by the skin of your teeth, mind - but by this time in 2013 you had already launched the kickstarter.
Just how close to finished is EP:2E?
Just how close to finished is EP:2E?
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Yeah, kinda worried. I really wish we would get more info, even if its just a "hey we're still on it, sorry about the delay".
(They're still on it, don't stress.)
Working on it. Every day. Kickstarter updates at least every two weeks on alternating Wednesdays. :)