More progress, and some covers!

I’ve made more progress with Lightmaster since my last update.

Firstly, I’ve added the chapter on sky and space travel using Lightmaster sails on a ship. This is the element of the game from which it takes its name, and it should be familiar to players of Dark Dungeons since it’s the same system of flying ships and celestial spheres and luminiferous aether that I used in that game.

Secondly I’ve been through a first editing pass of the rules cleaning up the text. No big changes there, but it should have got rid of all the typos and mis-spellings and the like. I’m bound to have missed a couple, but I think I got most of them.

Thirdly, I’ve now done the covers for the two books, as you can see below:

Lightmaster RulebookBook of Tables

Lastly, I’ve changed the colour scheme within the book to make the example text less eye-watering and to make the background behind the tables have a higher contrast with the text in the tables so they are easier to read.

There’s new “work in progress” versions of the two books here:




A Work-In-Progress Preview

Lightmaster is progressing well, I’ve only got a couple more chapters to go and then it’s ready for the usual proofreading and editing passes.

I thought I’d put up some “Work in Progress” documents so you can see what it will be like when it’s finished:



There’s not a lot to add, really. That’s what the insides of the two books are (probably) going to look like.

In case you’re wondering, the two blank pages at the start of the rulebook are a placeholder for a bit of intro fiction. Nothing fancy, just something to set the tone. Simlarly, the blank page at the end of the rulebook is just a spacer so that I didn’t need to re-format the license. There are actually another two chapters to go in there where that spacer is.

I’m still not 100% sure on the formatting of the Book of Tables. Since it’s designed to have individual pages printed out from it, I’ve deliberately kept the formatting to a minimum. I’m not sure about the table style for the various tables, though. I’ll need to do some testing to see if they look okay when printed on a home printer – if not, I might need to simplify them further.