Fantastic Diversions

Commentary, alterations, and additions for fantasy board and card games. Also home of the developing OFGI (Open Fantasy Game Initiative) as time permits.


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The Latest from Fantastic Diversions / OFGI

Talisman Tales: In the Wild—NOW AVAILABLE!

It has been too long in coming, and finally Talisman Tales: In the Wild (Starter Deck), 3.0, is now available as a NFP POD product through The Game Crafter site. Details and links are in the “Talisman” section of Ye Ol’ Shop along with a freely downloadable rules manual in EPUB format. On that note…

Artscow Terminated at FD/OFGI

logo-square.gif-300x300All FD/OFGI products made available through have been terminated and removed from that online system. We will not go into the details other than to say that production files uploaded there are not secure enough. This was tested and confirmed by personnel at N.D. Author Services with IT experience.

We know this will not please those of you outside the USA who count on coupon shopping for affordable shipping and handling to other countries. As always, we are open to suggestions for other POD services outside the USA.

For a point of reference, such services should have an online access / management system for creators / vendors somehow similar to what is found at The Game Crafter. Please use our “Contact” section, and all such suggestions are welcome. We will always investigate options to make our products (NFP or otherwise) more affordable to all.

NOTE: Some ArtsCow links still exist for some products in Ye Ol’ Shop. These will be removed as time permits over the coming week. Do not use them, for they no longer lead to a viable product page at that site.

Talisman Tales 3.0—Rules “Draft” Now Available

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Shop_Poster The Draft version of the rules is now available in PDF format (right-click and save). You are encouraged to download and review this to then submit questions, suggestions, corrections, etc. via the “Contact” section at F.D. Do not place such in F.D. social / satellite pages or they may be overlooked. 

Please pass / forward / share this notice with anyone who may be interested; the more input the better, as this time there is no local assistance available for this phase.

Now that the first step for the rules manual is complete, a proof copy of the starter deck will be ordered while further work on the manual proceeds. As previously mentioned, it usually takes two weeks for a proof unit to arrive. This also depends on the current queue of schedule production at The Game Crafter site. Progress updates will be released within 24 hours of new information received.

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.