August 20th, 2010
For the last roughly two years I've taken a
break to spend time focusing on my family and other personal issues.
A few of you may be aware that I worked for Precedence Entertainment
and all my work on Immortal since 2001 has been with no compensation
and free to the public. So after 7 years I needed a break to
be honest as personal issues took precedence (no pun intended) over
my work on Immortal.
At this point I have returned back to working on Tribal Law vs.
Dragon's Rule (TLDR) and come to the same conclusion that partially
led me to taking the break I started two years ago. Doing the
timeline and sorting out all of earth's human history, mythology,
folklore, legend and pointing that to the twelve tribes, solitaires,
and the droves... is a rather complex and Herculean task. I
have to avoid making all of human history nothing more than the
machinations of the Tribes and Droves and their predecessors.
I also have to sort out the many conflicts where events clearly look
like they belong to one group only to discover some small piece
later that makes it questionable and forces me to reevaluate an
entire part of earth's history.
So what is the plan now?
I'm going to finish TLvDR. It will be a simple publication
and it will be done when it is done (hopefully within a year).
I'm going to post every section as I finish the rough draft of it,
as I have done so far. Once all the sections are up I will
compile them together into the final book. It won't have much
artwork as the two prior books, nor quite as much in the way of side
stories and bars, but it will do what the prior two editions have
not... provide a complete set of game resources for everyone.
And with that I will be finished Immortal Invisible War.
So what happens after that?
Afterwards I plan on moving to a reimagining of the game called
(tentatively) Himsati: Modern Legend, that will take different spin
on the game and some of the topics represented in it. The
Tribes and the Droves will exist but will play more of a background
and resource role as we focus more on the individual character's
journey. Some concepts such as the Morpheum, Mantles and the
role of gossamers will have tighter integration as will the concepts
of Scions, Trysts, Makers and even splintered Avatars.
Immortality will not be automatically granted to all members of the
himsati race, and the threat of physical "death" will loom a little
harder in the new version (though the immortal spirit remains just
So, stay tuned and see what happens!
Rick Don, Designer - Immortal Invisible War 3rd Edition