This thread is going to be the place where I can note the current progress of Jolly Good: Tea and Scones, and so that nobody thinks that it is imminent. This is going to take a few years just to write it–then we’ll have the whole editing/beta/copyediting thing.
Because this one is going to be longer than Cakes and Ale was.
Answers to frequently asked questions:
There’s no demo link. My first chapters change so much as I write and revise and rerevise that it wouldn’t be useful to have a demo. I prefer to give you the whole thing when it’s all polished.
I intend to keep this thread updated in this first post to let you know my progress. I’ll try to keep the word count and status up to date.
This game will have eight chapters.
All of the love interests from Cakes and Ale will appear in it. So will your sponsor.
There will be one additional love interest, plus I am considering two poly paths.
There will be a few new characters spoken of but who did not appear in Cakes and Ale who will appear in this one as main characters.
You will be able to import your save, but the ability to save your game at the end of Cakes and Ale will not be added until Tea and Scones is very close to release. You will also be able to start with Tea and Scones if you like, creating a new character by answering a bunch of questions.
Last updated 7/4/22: Church and Police Station written. The pied-a-terre is written. People who made a certain choice in Tally Ho are going to love that location.
The two prologues are written (29,000 words).
Chapter One finished: (272,000 words)
Chapter Two finished: (283,000 words)
Chapter Three finished: (242,000 words)
Chapter Four finished: (159,000 words)
Chapter Five so far: 141,000 words
Chapter Five’s vignettes are below, hidden in case you wish to avoid even mild hints of things to come. These will slowly disappear as I write Chapter Five:
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Area One: Merryweather
Study, inc. Vyv scene
Potential Romantic scene: Vyv
Wine cellar conversation, inc. romantic scene.
Area Two: Golf
Opening Adventure: Swinging and Posturing
In the Rough
The Thirteenth Hole
The Deep Hole
Potential Romantic scene: Gilberto
Potential Romantic scene: Fitzie
Grounds (x4): Meadow, Tent 1, Tent 2, Campfire
Area Three: The Village
In Town <— next I’ll do the “in town” section
Spectacles (Harlow, Interior, Tabby)
Potential Romantic scene: Tabby
Chervil’s House: Four areas (front, study, Chervil’s, Tabby’s)
Area Four: Club
Opening Adventure: Getting There
Sink Drain Disaster
Return Trip; Stowaway
End of chapter:
Report findings/light refreshments