etherial wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:06 pm
I think ultimately it was a mistake to try to cram the PC and GMC back into one book and we're seeing the results of that here.
This is a fair assessment. Pulling back the curtain a bit...
If I had the opportunity to go back to the start, knowing what I know now there are some things I would do differently.
When I was planning things out at the start of this whole thing, I was looking at the ED3 Player's & GM's Companions. The Player's Companion, especially, feels thin to me. The vast majority of the space is taken up with the Adept's Way essays. Including them ran strongly against my goal of minimizing the amount of unnecessary reprinting of material. The essays, while excellent, are fluff and take up a lot of space. The book(s) they appear in are available in PDF. They aren't necessary.
I underestimated what the smaller form factor would do as far as what could fit in the books, and they ended up thicker than I anticipated. Honestly, they are at the limit of what the binder could handle.
There was also the issue of what was promised as far the Kickstarter goes. Because of the campaign's success and stretch goals, certain things were promised and that makes it hard to change course midstream. Having promised a single Companion, we couldn't really break it into two books -- especially with the production delays and related problems.
Don't misunderstand, I'm still proud of the work done so far. I have few complaints as far as the content goes. Production logistics and such... I would go back and change some things if I could.
I think the new Cantrip Knacks will go a long way in scratching the itch for new Spells, though.