I've been following the newsletters since their beginning.. Greg tells lots of great behind the scenes stories about the New World Computer and HoMM3 days! His plans for Fanstratics to be a spiritual HoMM3 successor sounds cool. Hope it continues to survive the setbacks!
Here's links to all his newsletters, some pics, and some sporadic comments (taken from my posts on other forums)...
The latest newsletter 27 will be of interest to you guys as Greg mentions and links to your Succession Wars mod! The lead designer of HoMM3 knows about you guys!
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- By Tuesday evening, I had put the finishing touches on my revisions to the Heroes3 Adventure Map GUI. Using H2 art, from screenshots I’d taken, I used Photoshop to create a ‘mock-up’. It looked very much like the Adventure Map you can currently see in the Succession Wars mod for Heroes3.
Newsletter 10, 11 & 12...https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter10https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter11https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter12
Newsletter 14... There's a rather amusing piracy story.https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter14
Newsletter 15... Gotta love the story about "Phil" lol.https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter15
Newsletter 16... Sounds like there's been some setbacks...https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter16
Newsletter 17... interesting story about Greg's take on the death of 3DOhttps://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter17
Newsletter 19. Greg reckons Early Access in 2023... hmmmm... righteo.. anyway... there's another 3DO story here where Greg buries Trip and a few other people he clearly didn't think much of lol!https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter19
Newsletter 22... Looks like old man Greg (Mighty Boosh FTW) has got another long story for us about that time he got pizza in 1979... so long in fact this is just part 1 of the story lol.https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter22
Newsletter 23... The 'big' finale to the pizza hut story arrived lol... Man his stories really keep going and going don't they haha.. although he did successfully trigger a lot of nostalgia for me as much like him I remember getting my first 286 computer with no VGA card lol, all the hours I spent tinkering with stuff learning how to edit config sys and autoexec bat to eek out those extra bits of conventional memory some memory hog games like Master of Magic needed lol. Also reminded me of the first time I discovered Might & Magic 3 and then MM4&5 World of Xeen, however by then it was late 90s, so they were less technically amazing but I loved playing them nonetheless.https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter23
Newsletter 25... no stories this time but apparently the next one is gonna be a 2 parter again lolhttps://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter25
Newsletter 26 & 27. Sounds like Greg is still pretty unwell and not making much progress due to long covid messing with his heart. Got a new story though about his first day at NWC and dealing with "Wario" lol!https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter26https://www.fanstratics.com/fstnewsletter27