Gutshot: Showdowns & Shootouts Adventures

UPDATE: The book is finished was released Feb. 20, 2017

Gutshot: Showdowns & Shootouts Adventures is a book that collects the adventures that were selected as part of the S&S contest run by Hawgleg Publishing a few years ago. The book will feature all 12 adventures and run about 110 pages. It will be sold as a color PDF and as a b&w printed book.

It's important to note that, even though this book is for sale, the original chapters will remain online for free download. So, you might ask, why are we bothering to print up a professional book when the source files are online for free? Mainly, it's a way of rewarding the people who submitted the adventures to us in the first place. They will each get a free copy of the book. ALSO, some of us like paper books. Call us old school, but there's something cooler about pulling a book off a shelf than bringing up a file on your Kindle.

Finally by collecting these into a single book, we can add an index and provide some cool summary tables of the new rules that were introduced in these adventures. These things are neat, but there's nothing so important that you need to buy the book just to get 10 new pages of content.

Right now the book is being resurrected from stalled development. We started on it a long time ago and then allowed ourselves to get sidetracked into other projects and activities. To maintain the energy and progress we've already made, we're publishing our Progress Log for everyone to read.

Project Progress Log

Date

Hrs

Activity

% Finished

2013

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Initial layout ready, document template set up, Intro, TOC & initial pages ready. Adventures 1-6 & 12 were loaded into the book template (pgs 1-51, 6 pgs for adv. 12).

100%

4/24/2014

4

"Dumped" text for adventures 7-11 into book document.
(pgs 52 - 93). Pages need clean-up and final art.

100%

4/25/2014

2

Posting News Story, creating this Progress Log

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4/26/2014

1

Fixed problem with B-Template page, reformatted those pages, started clean-up on Adv. 7.

100%

4/27/2014

1.5

Worked on multiple pages, fitting content to new template page sizes. Gave sidebar art transparent background to accommodate layering some of the page elements.

100%

4/28/2014

5

Redid sidebar graphics. Standardized text element positions. Created new Sawed-off Shotgun image for Sect. 9, Redid maps for Sect. 6, 7, 8 & 9 (needed some color tweaking). Fitted text in sections 6 - 9.

100%%

4/29/2014

1

Sect. 1, Started updating all headers in all sections, tweaked template for pg. B. Wrote text for intro Sect. 1.

100%

4/30/2014

6

LONG DAY: Redid Sidebar B, Sect. 1 map redo, continued setting headers (confirmed red color for ALL headers), Title Page for Sect. 1 redraw (wider wood, different paper, etc.)

100%

5/5/2014

3

File crashed and corrupted -- lost everything I did on 5/2. Had to go to earlier file (4/30) and just redo everything on Sect. 1 (which had been finished). Also completed work on Sect. 2 Title Page. Imported it, but need to redo text and sponsor banners.

100%

5/6/2014

2

Sect. 1 Title Pages

100%

6/7/2014

2.5

Website artwork, fixed messed-up headers on odd-numbered pages

100%

6/8/2014

2

Klaus edits (Sect. 9), new wide paper background

100%

6/9/2014

6.75

Sect. 6, pgs 44 & 45, New title page logos (added Paul), redo Titles for Sect. 1 - 3, Started 4

100%

6/12/2014

4

Sect. 5 Title, other titles adjusted & tweaked.

100%

6/13/2014

4

Sect. 3 title, finish redraw, update Title pages in QX file, big edits to Titles for 1-5.

100%

6/15/2014

6

Found "Fuzzy Zone" around title page paper art -- cleaned it up. Sect. 7 & 8, titles & text edit.

100%

6/16/2014

6.5

Sect. 8 & 9 Title pages

100%

6/17/2014

6

Sect. 10 - 12 Titles, other edits in book.

100%

6/18/2014

2.25

Adjust Title Page layout & actual title text for Sect. 1. New design decision -- remove old headers and standardize the title below the artwork on each Sect.

100%

 

 

 TOTAL

 100%

Progress by Section

Section

Name

Title
Art

Title
Text

Adventure
Text

Art &
Maps

New
Mtl.

i TOC -- -- x x
ii Intro -- -- x x
1x Ambush at Coyote Canyon x x x x  
2 Bullets for Breakfast x x  x
3 1,000 Horses for Helen x x
4 Hurrahin' the Sky Pilot x  x
5 Holed Up x
6 Stand-off at Muckhole x x x
7 Great Dry Gulch Bank Robbery x x x
8 A Flash of Lightning from a Clear Sky x x x
9x Klaus Needs a Holiday x x x
10x I Hit a Vein x
11 White Water, Bloody Boulders x
12 Judge, Jury & Executioner x
A List of new material in book  x
B Index na  --  --  --  -- 
C Ads at end of the book?  x  x

NOTE: All adventure text has been imported into the book. The Text column above refers to whether or not the text has been cleaned up and placed correctly.
Title Art & Title Text: All text on page one of that section, plus the opposite page (i.e. the first page of the adventure).
New Material: Usually refers to a blank page at the end of the section that includes thumbnails of online material (Character sheets, tokens, etc.). Sometimes the page is just a filler to make the section end on a right-hand (odd) page.

 

 

 
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