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I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Tavis » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:21 pm

The title says it all, except maybe that the half-orc Godfather cover is awesome. I'd buy a poster of that even if I don't think my wife would let me put it up in the apartment.

When will it come out? Any chance that this will become part of a series?
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Post by Harley Stroh » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:36 am

Tavis,

Thanks! I love the cover too. It was Joseph's vision and the artist, David Griffith, nailed it perfectly. Crime Pays is in layout even as we speak, so it is literally just around the corner. Not Gen Con, but shortly afterwards.

I have a sequel in mind, but first we need to see if CP does well.

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by xredjasonx » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:28 pm

Harley,

I hope your idea has something to do with divine characters. ;)

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Post by Harley Stroh » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:16 am

:) Crime Pays is actually for all classes and races. You don't need to be a rogue to be a godfather. Rather, you need to be cunning, opportunistic, vicious (when the time is right), diplomatic (when the time is right), and maybe just a little bit lucky. It's more about a PC's choices than his powers ...

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Tavis » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:05 pm

xredjasonx, I'm not sure if you were joking (I took a critical hit to my funnybone and am insensitive to humor for 1d4 turns) or if you meant Harley's idea for a sequel. (The idea of religious thieves is awesome, so it'd be cool if the Godfather was both a cleric and a mob boss!)

However, if Harley isn't planning a similar book about religious hierarchies, heretics and orthodoxies, temples and cults, geases and crusades, saints and simonies I'd love to write it...
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Harley Stroh » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:16 pm

Ah ... I think *I* misunderstood Red. :)

Regardless, fingers crossed for you guys enjoying CP.

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by xredjasonx » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:34 pm

:wink:

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Ogrepuppy » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:11 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:You don't need to be a rogue to be a godfather. Rather, you need to be cunning, opportunistic, vicious (when the time is right), diplomatic (when the time is right), and maybe just a little bit lucky.
I can't wait to see Paladin Vito Corleone, then. :twisted:

And yes, crime can pay. Don't ask questions and you won't hear lies.... :wink:
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Ogrepuppy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:39 am

I see that CP has dropped off the current schedule and is in "to be released....sometime between now and Hell freezing over" limbo.

Any good news on it's arrival date?

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Post by Harley Stroh » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:32 am

I think it's release date has dropped to "As soon as Harley can get caught up and edit the layout proof." :) The fault is all mine. The art and maps are done, layout is 75% of the way there, but the layout artist is waiting on my feedback. I need to get one other project out the door and then I can concentrate on CP.

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Ogrepuppy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:03 am

Would it help if I dangle wads of cold, dirty cash in front of your face?

(It always seems to help the dancers at that club I go to...y'know, the one on the wrong side of the tracks? Yeah, that one.)
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Harley Stroh » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:35 am

Well, the bribe worked. But where has that dollar been?

Current project down, and I'm officially back on CP.

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Ogrepuppy » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:50 am

How do you know it's just a dollar? I tip well to see boobehs.

If you need to ask where it's been, you don't want to know.

See? Crime (my bribe) does pay (you're back on the project)!
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by finarvyn » Thu May 13, 2010 12:19 pm

The cover art is pretty sweet and this sounds like a cool product. Any word on release date?
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by goodmangames » Thu May 13, 2010 6:50 pm

finarvyn wrote:The cover art is pretty sweet and this sounds like a cool product. Any word on release date?
Later this year, probably Q3/Q4. Plugging away on some other titles and slowly making it to Crime Pays!
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by finarvyn » Mon May 24, 2010 10:06 am

Awesome! I can't wait for this! (Well, clearly I have to wait. You know what I mean... :P )
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by richgreen01 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:21 am

Hi,

Is there any news on this one? Been excited about getting hold of it for a while now.

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by goodmangames » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:28 am

Tentatively slotted for around Nov/Dec...
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by richgreen01 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:02 pm

goodmangames wrote:Tentatively slotted for around Nov/Dec...
Thanks - will keep an eye out for it!


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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by Ogrepuppy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:29 am

Agreed--I'm still dangling that dirty, dirty bill in front of y'alls faces.

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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by finarvyn » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:19 pm

We're most of the way through November, so maybe there is a more firm release date? (I'd like to know if I should be putting it on my Christmas list... :D )
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by goodmangames » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:48 am

Still waiting on some work back from one of the contributors. He had some medical issues. I know, it's been one thing after another!
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by goodmangames » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:39 pm

For those of you who have been patiently awaiting Crime Pays, I thank you for your patience and am pleased to update you that I have the final layout in hand! It will be going to the printer shortly. Once it's at the printer I'll post another update and will show you some previews of the product.
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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by richgreen01 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:21 pm

goodmangames wrote:For those of you who have been patiently awaiting Crime Pays, I thank you for your patience and am pleased to update you that I have the final layout in hand! It will be going to the printer shortly. Once it's at the printer I'll post another update and will show you some previews of the product.
Huzzah! Great news!


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Re: I am excited about Crime Pays

Post by goodmangames » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:44 pm

Crime Pays is officially off to the printer, and the Crime Pays web page has been updated with an art gallery:

http://www.goodman-games.com/4455preview.html

Look for some more preview material coming soon!
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