Hey folks, wanted to take a moment and tell you a bit about what we are doing behind the scenes to get ready to release the 2nd Edition of our favorite game and some of the changes in store.
You should know upfront that this is a team effort. Not just the behind the scenes team putting this all together but YOU. Your input is going to shape the way the next edition is written, and we have received some great feedback and ideas from YOU. From little things like missing information, to significant changes to some of our mechanics. Without your inputs we would not have known to do or even considered some of the things we are improving upon.
The 2nd Edition Rulebook is in reality a series of handbooks, split up to make the information more easily digestible. The "Core Rules" is the first and primary volume and the one with which you are already familiar. We will be expanding the content to cover a lot of the basic information about the game that has been missing from the 1st Edition, such as expanded explanations on basic LARP and Dead Legends concepts. This book will be the published and done volume, meaning we won't be updating it every couple months. The "Core Rules" will also be available in a print edition in 2019.
The 2nd handbook is going to be a new volume called "Advanced Mechanics." We have opted to have this as a separate volume so that we can continue to make changes as new mechanics are added and clarifications are made. The initial release will contain the Tertiary Training lists and how to get them, with future editions containing the magick system, and what we are calling "High Tech" which may or may not be a thing today.
Then there is the "Schematics Handbook," another volume with which you are already familiar. Like the "Advanced Mechanics" this one will be in PDF format only and versioned so that we can continue to fix any issues identified, though we sincerely hope we have most of the schematics functioning as expected at this point. There will be many new schematics added for the 2nd Edition release to put the manufacturing of as many of the most basic components into the hands of the characters and in support of the in-game economy.
The 4th volume of the series will be a the "Setting Handbook." This will be a single volume that tells you about the world in which Dead Legends in set. History of Lazarus Gap, the counties of North America, and a bit about the weird in the world and what characters can expect to know when they step into the world.
You will get your first glimpse of the 2nd Edition Core Rules in the Fall of this year. We are taking input from YOU until July 9th, 2018 at which point the 2nd Edition Team will ramp up our work to produce the final draft for your review sometime in September. You will have 30 days to review and comment on the draft before we make the final push to publish all of the new handbooks by December.
In the coming weeks we will write updates for you and keep you in the loop on the progress of the 2nd Edition.
- 2nd Edition Team
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