I originally posted this over on ENWorld, but I'm gonna cross-post it here.
I'm actually disappointed you won't be providing support for the 3.5e core book since that's the game system I'm sticking with. I purchased Amethyst based on the premise and art previews and am enjoying it quite a bit.
What he said.
Well, my copy of the softback (ordered through Lulu, with a REALLY speedy turnaround time!!) arrived yesterday, and I'm pretty impressed overall.
I got the same chills leafing through it that I got when I first picked up the "Midnight" campaign setting... (And that's high praise indeed!!)
I feel for you guys; it's tough to balance the needs of a business with the desire for creative freedom.
Personally, I will say that I'm hoping you opt not to go the 4E route. I realize it would likely mean guaranteed new sales, but if your heart's not in it, then still it's a losing proposition.
For me, I'd defintiely be in for an OGL version, including buying an updated version of the corebook. (Besides, I could then give the D20 version to the group as a whole for reference and background material!) 8)
If you go 4E, I'd likely be less inclined to pick up future titles until and unless I switch over. (While I'm curious what plans you have for the setting, the books aren't as useful to me if the "crunch" doesn't support the system I'm using.)
Though I did
hear something about novels??? Tell us more!!