Monday, 1 April 2013

Development Update 2: Cathay

Figured I'd post how each section is progressing, so you can have a better idea of when it's getting closer to completion. Still a lot of work left to do, but it's moving forward!

Contents/credits - done.
History - done.
Timeline - done.
Society - done.
Geography - done.
Bestiary - done.
Special characters - done.
Art of War - done.
Magic Items - done.
Spell Lore - done.
Army list - done.
Summary - done.

Most of the Magic Items are completely new, and greater care have been given to the special characters this time around, of which there will be plenty of new ones to try out.

Update 1: Progress is going faster than expected! About the only real "hindrance" left is rewriting the history section (which is quite extensive). I haven't quite decided on just how long I will make it, but I will probably try to keep at 10 pages at most, which is on par with the official books. Getting a decent feel for China's history now, so I will hopefully be able to do this without hitting any blocks. If it goes well, I might have the book out in two weeks.

Update 2: History section is done! Became 15 pages, almost than twice as long as I had expected, but that's hardly a bad thing! Cathay now has a much more extensive history which details all Dynasties, unlike the old book which only detailed the first ones, a couple of battles and the Celestial Dragon. The background should be be 100% compatible with the rest of the Warhammer world, although I will have to rewrite a couple of dates in the Nippon book later.

Oh, and this is not an April's Fool's joke. I'm super cereal.


  1. Hello, could you please give us a teaser on the magic lores? Is it still based on Yin Yang with their special casting rules? Thanks. :)

    1. Wish I could, their magic lore is about the trickiest thing to get right. For now, I'm leaning towards replacing the lores of Yin and Yang with a lore of the Dragon to make it more on par with the magic lores of the other books, though nothing is decided yet.

  2. Thanks for the update, sir. Looking good so far! Can't wait to get a few games in.

    1. Won't be long now, gonna try to have it out later tonight!