So, I’ve been showing my progress around the Discord server, but I feel it’d be cool to have this process documented in a more… permanent fashion. So here is where I’ll document my progress on it.
TL;DR of the project - With 3e not coming and me out of a book, I’ve decided to make my own compilation of the bits and pieces from the new Quickstart and the 2E Core Book as my “Ultimate Tome”. I’ll also be translating it into my native tongue, Portuguese.
I’ll be using Fountain Pens and Tomoe River 52 gsm cream paper for this. I pray my meager stock is enough to contain the power this tome will hold. I’ll be using 10 sheet signatures. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep to using only black and red ink.
I’ll think of the cover when I get there.
I’ve finished the Introduction section today and now I’m in Effort. Doing this without any training in drawing does make my ‘book’ less visually spectacular than the real thing, but it also adds an element of accomplishment to the task - every small doodle in it is a personal trophy.
I’m also not bothering myself with keeping it perfectly tidy. If I make a mistake writing somewhere (which will happen since I’m hotwiring translation and transcription together by hand) I’m just crossing it and correcting or writing over. It will be as good as I can make it without bothering with making mistakes. Also because I have no clue how much paper I’ll need for this and since I’m not using regular printer paper - I’m using Tomoe River 52gsm cream paper, one that is not sold here in Brazil - my supply is very, very limited, so I can’t afford the luxury (literally) of throwing ‘botched’ pages out.
Oh, and a blotter could be handy for making faster page flips.
Here come the first pics:
These will be my faithful companions throughout this endeavor. The light background allows me to see my line guide there with ease, not stressing the eyes so much. Fountain pens write under their own weight if properly built, so I don’t have to force my tendinitis-ridden wrist down on the paper.
I took the Wizard’s Lock from INDEX CARD VOL. 1 as my guide. I feel it is the “original”, at least as far as I remember. Here we begin to see the toil of fountain pen writing - gotta watch where you lay your hand on the paper lest you smudge it all.
Where I stopped before making this post. I’ll probably update again when I begin the Player’s Guide. Trying to figure out if I try to update my favorites from Core to join the classes in the QS. We’ll see when I get there.
Thank’s for tagging along so far!