A progress report that is more than just there has been progress. I've set a goal of completing the first daft by Christmas. So I sat down and made a priority list of what I needed to do to finish to be able to send the first draft out the door to my play test team.
The picture shows the progress made and the word counts.
My document tells me that the current word total is: 19,677 words; though the project counter only says 19,401 words. No doubt there are good reasons for this, but I haven't a clue why they differ?
This project has completely sidetracked my work on my next novel, but doing this has involved me thinking about a lot of stuff that counts as world building stuff I will need to know for later stories. I'll take that as a win.
The list of sections to finish are:
Chapter 2. Big Little Wars Assumptions:Terrain; Choose Your Faction; and Overview of play.Chapter 3. Playing Big Little Wars:Deployment Points Example; Command Dice Example; Action & Movement Examples; Resolving Attacks; and Combat Resolution Examples.
Chapter 5. Troop & Vehicle Creation:Armored Fighting Vehicles; Robotic Attack Vehicles; and Weapon Options (cost to do).
Chapter 6. Force Organization:Adding vehicles to a force.
Chapter 7. Scenario Set-up:Force building for scenarios (this is the first of the two big parts of what's left to finish).
Chapter 8. Optional Rules:Non Player Controlled Forces; Company Level Games; and Calculating Line-of-Sight (is the other big part of what's left to write).
That's it. Catch you all later.