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Wed, Apr. 26th, 2006, 01:57 pm
leperunclean: CoA Query

I'm running a session of Orpheus tonight, and I was wondering something - figured I would ask it here since I may not have time to research after work and before game. Cut for SpoilerCollapse )

Tue, Apr. 25th, 2006, 01:20 pm
the_outlaw: Impressionist Photography

For those of you in or near St. Louis, I highly recommend a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum to see their Impressionist Photography exhibit. It is fantastic inspiration for a Wraith/Orpheus setting. One picture in particular caught my eye and I explained to the person with me that it screamed "Orpheus" to me.

...of course, I went into the next gallery and there was a photo titled Orpheus so I'm not sure if I was right, but you get the idea. ;)

Wed, Apr. 5th, 2006, 09:23 am
jedwardtremlett: Wraith Project - April 2005 Update!

No fooling! It's the April 2005 update of the Wraith Project - now with a new look thanks to our new Webmaster

comes complete with:

* Updates to Wraith: the Beckoning and Spectres Revised
* Victorian Age Wraith and Necropolis London - now in PDF
* Necropolis: South Park and new Orpheus Spectres

All that and continuing fiction, art, resources and other goodies.

Come see what you've missed


Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 06:43 pm
innocent_man: Massive Freaking Book Sale

I'm selling off most of my OWoD books. I didn't post this here before because there weren't any Orpheus. books (I'm keeping those because I developed two, wrote for three, and my picture's in one - I like to keep hold of "my" books), but I found a spare copy of Shades of Gray today. So, here's the link to the sale!

Sat, Mar. 4th, 2006, 10:15 am
jedwardtremlett: Wraith Project: One Steps Down, Another Steps Up

A couple months ago, I told the faithful readers of The Wraith Project that "big changes" were in the offing... soon. A couple of false starts and whoopsies later, I'm happy to say that those changes are on their way.

The first change is that my term as Webmaster of the Project has ended. After almost five years in the iron throne, I am stepping down and handing the keys to another.

Why? Well, it's time, and I mean that both figuratively and literally.

On the literal side, I need to put my creative juices to other uses. Being the Webmaster on top of a 40-hour work week is less of a joy and more of a nagging distraction, these days. I still love Wraith: the Oblivion as much as I ever did, but even restless ghosts need to eat, sleep and practice polyamory once in a while.

(That and, while I hate to sound so horribly unromatic, I'm finding that I get more of a thrill getting paid for my writing endeavors than seeing the Project's site count jump like a psychotic flea on speed around the 5th of every other month. Mammon is a cold lover and a harsh taskmaster, but sometimes she really is the only game in town - especially when the bill collectors bang on your Haunt...)

And as for literally... time has come, in many senses of the word.

When I joined up with the Project, it was still finding its feet and deciding which way it wanted to go. I helped shepherd it through that uncertain period, and get it moving in a forward direction, rather than around and around in ever-looser circles. And once the momentum started to build, it kept going, and eventually achieved the speed where it is today.

What speed are we today? The Wraith Project stands as both THE premier fansite for Wraith: the Oblivion, and the only member of the "old guard" WOD sites that has maintained a near-constant publishing presence. Those are two things I'm damned proud of, right there, and I think I can hang up my helmet knowing that we've all done good by our dark muse.

There's also the matter of having gotten what we wanted - sort of.

Implicit in the early days of The Wraith Project was our burning desire to see Wraith: the Oblivion taken out of "development hiatus" and brought back as a full, viable game once more. This obviously did not happen: the complete and total end of the Old WOD broke that hope like shoddy soulsteel in the mouth of the Void. Wraith was gone, daddy, gone - right along with everyone else.

And yet, we got some of the highly-demanded books of the line republished.

We also got ALL the books republished as PDFs over at DrivethruRPG, which means that new fans don't have to play Bargain Bookstore Bingo to score some much-needed Wraith loving.

We also got one hell of a complement through Exalted's The Abyssals and The Book of Bone and Ebony, didn't we?

And damn if Orpheus isn't an amazing game: building on what remained of Wraith, and taking it up to a whole new level of spooky fun.

At this point, it doesn't look like the New WOD is going to have an official, Wraith/Ghost game. That's a shame, but highly understandable, given what happened with Wraith. However, between PDFs, Orpheus, and Abyssals, old and new fans have more than enough goodies to base our Chronicles from.

And while that might not be as sweet as having had the line restarted, then or now, or finally getting all those Old WOD books we should have had done, it's still pretty sweet if you ask me.

So, having achieved both things I've set out to do, and realizing there's not much else I can do but keep the wheel turning, I have decided to hand over the helm, keys and throne to another.

The new Webmaster is the one and only jl_williams (jl.williams@FUCKSPAM!gmail.com): author of such fine works as Husk, Guildbook: Symphonists and the Revised Guildbooks for Sandmen and Spooks. I couldn't think of a better pair of hands to give the Project over to, and I can't wait until you see the improvements he's working on - especially the new layout...

But have no fear! I will still be writing and arting (?) for The Wraith Project. I will still be amongst its Deathlords, and around in the fan community. And I will still be taking game-killers of our dark fun out behind the forges and spanking them with a stygian steel girder when they come to pee on our beloved game. "Only the landscape(r) has changed..."

JL will bang the gong for the new issue fairly soon. In the meantime - and ever after - please send all submissions to jl.williams@FUCKSPAM!gmail.com.

THANKS TO: the original Deathlords for offering me a spot at the table, keeping it open for me, and listening to my insane proposals; all the Developers and Writers for the love and occasional pro-bono work; and everyone who ever clicked by, read feverishly, contributed once or often, and offered constructive criticism during my tenure.

You all rock, and I'm happy to be rocking with you.

J. Edward Tremlett
"The Renegade Lord"

Mon, Feb. 6th, 2006, 08:06 am
jedwardtremlett: Wraith Project - Feb 2006 Update!

Just in time for Black Tuesday, it's the February issue of the Wraith Project!


* Updates to Wraith: the Beckoning and Spectres Revised!
* Orpheus Spectres and love gone wrong!
* Plus fiction, Art, Reviews...


Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005, 11:28 pm
hollow_01: Orpheus: Broken Glass

So that jedwardtremlett doesn't feel like he's the atlas holding this community in place, I thought I'd remind people that Orpheus: Broken Glass is still in development.

It's a fan-developed sourcebook for Orpheus that details life as a spook in a non-corporate enviornment. For more information on how you can help, please visit our LJ community at http://www.livejournal.com/community/orpheus_bg/603.html

For those not familiar with our previous work, check out the Terrel & Squib PDF now hosted at Shadownessence.com > http://www.shadownessence.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=11962

Thanks everyone!

Mon, Dec. 5th, 2005, 12:16 pm
jedwardtremlett: Wraith Project - December 2005 update!

It's the december update of the Wraith Project


* Updates to Wraith: the Arising and Victorian Age Wraith

* A brand-new WOD 2.0 Wraith game - Wraith: the Beckoning

* The start of Spectres Revised

* Fiction, mechanics and all other kinds of goodies...

it's waiting for you.


Wed, Oct. 5th, 2005, 08:43 am
jedwardtremlett: Wraith Project - October 2005 update!

The Wraith Project is back!


* Updates to Wraith: the Arising and Victorian Age Wraith
* New ongoing fiction and teasers
* Fiction, art and more

Come on by and see what you missed


Sun, Sep. 4th, 2005, 10:16 pm
jedwardtremlett: Wraith Project - Issue Delay + Important Change

Hey folks:

By now, you've probably noticed that the Wraith Project has NOT updated, as expected.

We're very sorry for this - Circumstances beyond our control have forced us to postpone the start of our publishing year for a month.

This means that we'll be updating on October 5th, just in time for Halloween.

Further - we are planning on going over to a bimonthly format, which means that we'll update on the 5th of every other month.

That means, in short, that you can expect updates in October, December, February, April, June, and August.

Why all the changes? We'll tell you in October. ; )

Until then, we appreciate your patience, and apologize for not living up to our usual standards.


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