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Talisman Tales 3.0—UPDATE

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Shop_PosterAll materials for the NFP (not-for-profit) POD edition have been uploaded to The Game Crafter site. The “proof” copy has not yet been ordered.

Work now proceeds on the rules manual. When a draft is ready, it will be made available for review and proofing assistance by those interested.

Once the manual is complete in at least a PDF edition, the proof copy for TT3 will be ordered. Typically it takes two weeks for that to arrive, so the actual release may be a little farther off than anticipated. Please be patient and help assist with the manual if possible…

UPDATE: Talisman Tales 3.0

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poker-cardIt has been over a month since the last news out of F.D. Hopefully some of you are still following. Real world work doubled along with other career changes for Barb and I. Work on this coming NFP (not-for-profit) product has inched along behind the scenes.

Talisman Tales 3.0—UPDATE

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poker-card Another set of alpha cards are complete, this time for the Village. New on-site gallery function is still being finicky, so for now we will stick with the Google Drive version. Have a peek.

One card from previous editions was removed: “Rumour Monger.”  Several players felt its tie-in to the traditional quest system didn’t work well, and connection to the commercial quest cards and alternatives from the fan community were unnecessary. In its place is the new card mentioned in the last update…

Talisman Tales 3.0—UPDATE (and Request)

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poker-cardAlpha cards for the “City” space are now complete and in the development gallery. Some have changed a little from their versions in previous editions, and so has the card back. The City is a hub for lots of activity in the Land, so naturally this space has more cards than most in the deck. No crossover with realm / expansion boards seemed possible, but if you think something was missed, please say so.

poker-cardThe new on-site gallery features are still pending and might take another week or so. Up next will be the “Village” with at least one new card not seen before in any edition of Talisman Tales—a Task-Follower” that should be of some interest.

With the pending release of The Woodland for Talisman 4ER, I would be interested in a breakdown of its board spaces and their content. If and when anyone learns this, I would like to hear about it. I might as well consider crossover possibilities for TT 3.0 before it is finalized for release.

That is all for today. Feel free to critique, comment, and suggest as you wish. Thank you again for stopping by.

Talisman Tales 3.0 Development Gallery

Site Update: First Phase Complete

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logo_256The new responsive and adaptive template has been install. All site content should be reasonably accessible once again. Further work is still needed in the area of styling. The random site background is experimental, and the load time on some images may be questionable for the quality necessary.

The new product / image preview system has yet to be installed. For now, the old single image viewer is still active. Changing this to something more convenient for visitors will have to be schedule appropriately; likely a few products at a time will be adapted while others continue to use the old viewer.

Feel free to poke around. If you notice something not functioning appropriately, please report it through the “Contact” section. More true content and news will flow again soon.