BLADES is looking on track to make the end of the year. I am going to release both the Blades book and the forthcoming Black Magic book as pocket book sized and formatted texts. There will be a Female and a Male version cover for each release, but the inside text is exactly the same!
Once both books are done, a deluxe hard back combined digest sized book (HOW size) will be made available.
Why? A few reasons.
1) I love the portability and friendly (non-threatening) aspect of rules in a small book format.
2) You can take this type of book with you anywhere and read it, like on a bus, a plane, a coffee shop or camping without a lot of fuss or the raising of eyebrows from those around you.
3) If you get a empty hard plastic VHS case (one with no hubs) you can put the book, 3x5 cards, pencils and some dice in it! Then you have a portable, hard carry case for your game!
I find as I grow older (probably 50/50 on wiser) I am just not a fan of the standard 8.5x11 college text book format of RPG's. That format really provides for great art and great layout but they do not fit a mobile and portable lifestyle. Digest size is the largest I am willing to make, but I really want to experiment with the pocket book sized format.
The work continues...