The Samurai OGN was one of the more grueling professional experiences I have had - I still haven't done anything quite as ambitious since. But it is definitely compressed - the decision to cut down the page count budget per story section meant cutting the prelude chapter from my story Encoding Bushido - it was a wise decision and the book benefited in the end.
But I was always really happy with the way the prelude chapter came out - nothing much more than a character introduction piece, it still had some fun action and a few themes which would return in the chapters that would follow. I hope to offer it as a completed perk to future Samurai buyers.
Remember, the signing event for Samurai is Nov 23 at Brave New World in Newhall CA from 2pm to close -
will also be in attendance.