– I’m pretty pleased that, despite having a ton of extra work to get through this week and announcing that I would be posting pages a day late I still managed to get my pages up on Weds and Friday. Late on Weds and Friday, but still!
– Nick and I will be doing another Yeld live draw and Q & A tomorrow from 2-5 PM (Pacific Time) on my Picarto channel. I’ll be drawing and we’ll both be answering Yeld questions. Come hang out!
– The Kickstarter is going great by the way. Yeld is shaping up to be both a spectacular game and a really nice looking book full of some of the best art I’ve ever done. There’s also a lot of comics, split between instructional comics (like the one below) and story comics that help you get to know the characters of Yeld. I’m pretty excited about it! You can check out the Kickstarter here!
It’s never a good thing when the voice of reason is your sister.
I know just what Jake’s been through. He was imprisoned, killed briefly, almost turned into a monster and had his life and liberty threatened several times. And I’ve been to places so bad that I’ve barely rated them a 2 in TripAdviser.
All those things do have a way of putting a damper on your vacation.
That’s a pretty neat teamwork mechanic! Is it usable outside combat?
Yes and no. Not all combat has to be about hitting. You can have fights that are more about yelling and other non physically violent attacks, but the action chain is limited to fights. We have some other mechanics for teamwork outside of fights.
Hi Jake, Is it useful to point out typos in the instructional page you have up? I noticed 3 on my casual read-thru. I don’t tend to point out typos in web-comics because it always seems nit-picky but I thought that since this is headed out commercially, I wouldn’t be deemed an evil person. 🙂
#1 (panel/block 5): “…forcing it to focus it’s attacks…” should be “…its attacks…”
#2 & #3 are in the final panel “…a monster to follw them the chain will break immideately!” “follw” should be “follow” and “immideately” should be “immediately” (unless there’s some dialect/joke going on that isn’t apparent in the portion provided.
Typos aside, the instructions are very clear. My eldest had to create a board game as part of his admission application to one of his colleges and it was a beast. While I don’t dispute the benefits of the project per se — to do it well, made it the equivalent of an end-of-semester project where you never had the class/instruction prior. So I speak from first hand experience (as a target audience) – creating clear instructions for someone who hasn’t lived/breathed your game from inception isn’t as easy as one might think.
Thanks, and thanks for the corrections. I never mind hearing them for the comic, and always make notes even if I don’t get around to fixing them until the books. For the game we’ll be hiring a pair of proofreaders, but its still worth trying to fix stuff like this before we send the document to them.
Meh. Family is overrated.
Eh, I get feelings like that about my clan… the members of my family I’m not actually related to by blood, but have been there for me in times that have been so bad that not even my real family could help.
I mean, I also feel like that about my real family too, every five years or so.
I do like to know they are alive and well, and since none of us use facebook, seeing them with my own eyes is best (because it’s easy to lie over the phone).
That, and our father… I feel the need to keep tabs on him, just in case (he gets in the most trouble out of all of us, my brothers, my mother, and even myself).
Jake doesn’t seem to know about the danger of how Yeld turns people into monsters.
If he was backing “The Magical Land of Yeld” on Kickstarter then he would probably know that.
And if he was telling his friends about the campaign then they would know and stop harassing him about it.