I mentioned in the last post that I plan to do something called Last-Minute Game Master #1: SubHex Wilderness Exploration, or a subtitle to that effect. And I mentioned "other LMGM booklets".
I should explain this.
A long time ago, I planned on doing a zine. But the concept didn't quite gel. It was more like writing a book than a zine, too much work for any kind of regular schedule.
I had been planning to write some books later, specifically some crazy-big books of tables for random generation. A monster book called The Last-Minute Menagerie. Another book for hex mapping called The Last-Minute Wilderness, and its dungeon companion, the Last-Minute Labyrinth. Maybe one for magic called The Last-Minute Grimoire.
It would be nice, though, to lead into these with a series of smaller booklets. Too big for a zine, but smaller than those lofty goals. The subhex wilderness procedure is a good candidate; about 20-22 easy-to-use tables, with a couple pages of intro on how to use them in a couple different ways. Other good candidates would be random ruins, random castles, random towns.
Since times are tough, I'm considering selling these. They are going to be a lot of work. They will probably be print-on-demand only, since what I'm planning will really work better in print, but I've thought about the possibility of Patreon and free PDFs, or perhaps instead a delayed release of PDFs as pay-what-you-want. Or maybe just put a tipjar on the blog. Not really sure what I want to do.
But first, the free PDFs. Before I start charging for stuff, I need to produce something as an example of what I can do.