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07-05-2011, 12:32 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 5, 2011: Mr Kromm, Him Busy (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=July&y=2011&d=5)

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworld/img/cover2_sm.jpg (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworld/)http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworldalso/img/cover_sm.jpg (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworldalso/)Those who follow my&#160;weekly updates (http://dr-kromm.livejournal.com/tag/gurps)&#160;will know that&#160;I've been reviewing a long first draft, which has meant less news than usual&#160;from me on virtually every other front since late May. As I've&#160;had quite a few people trying to guess (http://forums.sjgames.com/showpost.php?p=1190420&postcount=251) what (http://forums.sjgames.com/showpost.php?p=1190421&postcount=252)&#160;I'm (http://forums.sjgames.com/showpost.php?p=1191258&postcount=261) working (http://forums.sjgames.com/showpost.php?p=1191293&postcount=265) on (http://forums.sjgames.com/showpost.php?p=1192903&postcount=289), and because groundless speculation inevitably leads to madness (or at least confusion),&#160;I asked Steve if I could share with you, and he said, "Yes." So . . .</p>

I am reviewing the first draft of a new edition of the Discworld Roleplaying Game (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworld/). Phil Masters took the original, folded in GURPS Discworld Also (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/discworldalso/),&#160;updated&#160;everything&#160;to take into account Terry Pratchett's tireless efforts since the&#160;previous edition&#160;(for instance, Going Postal (http://www.harpercollins.com/features/pratchettbooks/description.aspx?isbn=9780060502935), Thud! (http://www.harpercollins.com/features/pratchettbooks/description.aspx?isbn=9780060815318), and Unseen Academicals (http://www.harpercollins.com/features/pratchettbooks/description.aspx?isbn=9780061161704)), and switched&#160;the rules over to GURPS (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/Basic/)Fourth Edition (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/Basic/). As a result of all this folding in, updating, and switching over, the first draft&#160;is large . . . We're aiming for 400 pages, and as is customary in the RPG business, the first draft is considerably beefier than the target length.&#160;Thus, the review alone is going to take me a while!</p>

So that's where I've been.</p>

I cannot give out more details on dates right now. I must finish the review, and then Phil&#160;will want to&#160;make whatever changes he feels should be made before the playtest. Then there will be&#160;said playtest, followed by Phil making the rest of the changes I suggested, along with those recommended by his playtesters. And then there will be months of editing, followed by time for production, art, and printing.&#160;The release date is&#160;too far out for me to&#160;offer a prediction