Friday, 11 August 2017

Choosing between 8th and 9th ed books

Up until this point, I have been trying to make two versions of each book, but I've realised that this is causing quite a lot of issues with making future updates that does not simply involve changing the rules, as I have to fix things like layout, artwork, text additions and spelling errors twice. On top of this, the amount of books to keep updated (around 60 with both versions) means I'm likely to run out of space on my Google Drive account soon.

As such, I've decided to only make a single version of each army book. I will still support both 8th and 9th ed with rules updates (one of them will get them in a Ravening Hordes format), but only one of the editions will get a full army book. Seeing as the books themselves are pretty similar, this should not be a huge issue since you can use one for reading and one for gameplay, but it will make it a lot easier for me to keep them updated.

However, I am as of yet undecided which edition should get the full version and which should get the "lite"-version. On my part it does not really matter since the background will be the same regardless, so in that regard I'd like to get some feedback from you guys which version you prefer. Just choose one of the options to the left of the webpage. After 20 days, I will close the poll and pick the edition with the most votes.

17 comments:

  1. Seems like a good decision Mathias. Even one edition seems to me like a huge amount of work so...

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  2. do you plan to include the special characters to the ravening hordes?

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    1. Yes, all rules from the army books will be made available in the Ravening Hordes version.

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    1. That's up the the majority to decide in this case, but as of right now, it does seem like 9th ed is more popular :)

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    2. Yes please!

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  4. I hope you go with ninth too. There is a lot of good things in 8th edition for sure, but overall I like what you have done with the ninth edition better (apart from the idea that only the first rank gets to attack), which I've mentioned before, but I'll just house rule that to be one rank getting supporting attacks anyhow).

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  5. Clearly, seeing your effort and the changes made, Ninth for sure.

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  6. I would definitely prefer 9e! You have already started the hard work there and added new things to it that armies could utilize to make them more unique!

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  7. Can you give an example between the two versions ?
    Artwork, layout for example you were planning for an Armybook ?

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    1. The full army book will look the same as it does now, the lite-version will look similar to the Ravening Hordes lists. The rules will be the same for both (just made for different editions).

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  8. Please keep the material for the 8 th!

    We have a 8Th fantasy comunity here on Brazil with around 20 peoples. We keep the 8 editon alive and your work is so important to us! You made a wonderfull job with the Armie projects e-book! We loved!

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    1. The rules for both editions will still be kept supported, the only difference will be that all background material would be moved to the 9th ed version, that's all.

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