Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:20 am
Mach Front wrote:I'll never understand why Matt made so many changes (both in keeping more with OD&D and S&W as a 'thing' as well as more art and a very different layout) and didn't bother with noting it was a wholly different printing with a completely separate print date. ...and why in the world he was 'finalizing' it without finding someone who could do better layout in general. Jessie/Verhaden had done layout over the year or two BHP had it and though it was slim with art, it still looked wonderful. I wish Matt had gone to him to work on it one last time. And the nonsense with that cover. Ugh. And knowing you were going to leave it alone for years...indeed...for forever? Huh? There are a number of fans who would likely have taken the time to help and grant their skills, but Matt didn't even reach out. Confusing then. Confusing now.
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:22 am
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:25 am
foxroe wrote:The first version was a faithful, polished clone of his draft, and the second version was the same, but split up into a players' book and a referee's book (I had just chopped the draft down the middle, right after the spells section). The only response I got was "How did you do this?". I replied, but never heard back. I didn't push it... he seemed... annoyed. I still have them, and they were what I was personally using until SW:FMAG came along.
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:36 am
geordie racer wrote:The Wanderer wrote:I would like to know what leaving it to the fans means? Was that discussed at all back then?
The ability to remix and republish, rather than just supporting though supplements and adventures, if I remember correctly. Matt actually posted a thread a while later asking 'well, what have you done with it ?'
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:41 am
geordie racer wrote:Eric Norred kept plugging away to get WB supported/improved long after most of the initial S&W fans had migrated to Labyrinth Lord (seen as a more stable platform and more accurate clone of Basic than S&W was of OD&D + GH).
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:56 am
foxroe wrote:Just out of curiosity, why "The", and why drop "Game"?
Also, how beholden to the license would you be if you changed "White Box" to "Whitebox"?
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:06 am
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:35 pm
The Wanderer wrote:So the name stays the same folks!
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:50 pm