Website Page Layout

Some visitors to the main Spica Publishing website emailed to tell us that the layout of pages on the Spica Publishing website is inconsistent, so we took a look at it – and they were right: some pages had three columns (left sidebar, main content, right sidebar) whilst others had two sidebars (content, right sidebar). As a result, we spent some time today deciding which layout looks best and, once that was decided, making changes to pages so that all pages on the site have the same layout.

We decided to go for the content, right sidebar layout as we felt the left sidebar, main content, right sidebar layout option looked too busy and confusing. We also removed the Facebook page feed as that seemed to have stopped working for reasons unknown. Whilst making the changes, we noticed that the Information page is actually…well…blank, so we’ll post something interesting or useful into that space this weekend.

We think these small changes improve the site, and we hope you like them too!

Broken Links Fixed & Website Content Added

The broken links to Spica Publishing’s page on for Career Book 2 and Allies, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals have now been fixed. We’ve also fixed the broken links to Spica Publishing’s Lulu store for Career Book 2 and ACER.

We’ve added some more content under the Stuff We Like menu on the main website – check it out!

Product Information Pages Updated

Now that the forums are back up and running again, we set to work on adding the missing product information to the relevant pages.

All of Spica Publishing’s products now have a completed product information page, and the Products page has been updated with new information about our products. We also adjusted the layout of the site  and we tweaked some of the menus to make more sense after receiving feedback from visitors. Some visitors have reported dead or broken links on the website, so thank you to everyone who emailed us about them! Well get to seein’ to those shortly.

In the meantime, Keep Flyin’!

The Spica Publishing Forums are Back!


We’re really pleased to announce that, at long last, the Spica Publishing forums are back online!

As promised, the forums have a clean, modern white and charcoal grey theme that looks great and is easy to use! All the usual board features are present and we’ll be looking to add some additional functionality in the future. We’ve also included a snazzy header picture of some official Spica Publishing d6 dice and some of those funny sided dice, too. Now that the forums are back up we can continue to add updated content to empty pages on the website, which had to be put on hold to get the forums fixed.

The database and forum software have already been tested and backed up (twice for today!) but, unfortunately, the technical issues that affected the forums means that some users may have to re-register, or upload their avatar again. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause but, if you need help with your forum account, please use the Contact Spica Publishing page on the main Spica Publishing website and we’ll do our best to help.

You can log in to the Spica Publishing forums by clicking here.

You can register for the first time or re-register by clicking here.

Once again, we’d like to thank all of our customers who have been in touch about the website and forums reboot –  thank you all for your patience whilst we got things fixed!

See you on the forums!

Outer Veil Product Information Updated

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve finished updating all of our Outer Veil product information pages, including a list of all reviews of Outer Veil products on Thank you for staying with us whilst we rebuild our site!

Product Details Added

We’ve just finished adding some product information to the new look website!

Product information has been added to the Outer Veil sourcebook, Outer Veil Sector Map and Game Aids pages, including links to where these products can be purchased.

We’re getting there, so thanks for bearing with us!

Website Updated – Again!

Many of you have been in touch asking about the new website and, more specifically, when everything will be fully up and running again.

Although the original site wasn’t large and didn’t contain a massive amount of information, it will still take some time to get everything put back where it should be and to ensure everything is working as it should do. Exactly how long that will be is uncertain, but we’ll continue to post regular updates as we add more material to the site.

The forums will be the last thing to be rebooted due to a number of (cough!) “technical difficulties”. Yes, we are looking at you, Gruffty the Hiver.

Today we’ve tidied up the menu structure and added the About Spica Publishing, Artist & Art Submissions and Contact Spica Publishing pages. The Art & Art Submissions page has the late Bryan Gibson’s lovely drawing of an Inanye from Field Manual and we added an artsy picture of some Spica Publishing d6 dice and a set of  white polyhedral dice. I can assure you that it was all done in the best possible taste, ma’am.

So, once again, thanks for your emails and for your patience whilst we put the jigsaw back together.

Website, Blog and Forums Reboot Update

Well, we’ve made some progress!

The new theme for the website looks very smart, and matches the theme for the Spica Orbital blog, which can now be found here! There’s not much content on the website at the moment and forums are still down whilst we try to fix the damage that blasted Hiver with a Screwdriver did but luckily a full database backup was made before the forums had to be taken down. We’re hoping it won’t be too long before the forums are up and running again, so please bear with us.

That’s all for this month – see you in December!

Welcome to Spica Orbital, the official Spica Publishing blog!

After a number of technical and software issues with the main website and the old forums, it has been decided to reboot the whole of the Spica Publishing domain. There are three areas that we need to address: the main Spica Publishing website, the forums and the re-introduction of a Spica Publishing blog. We’ve had all of these up and running before – some successfully, others not so much – but the general consensus is that we need to update the look and feel of the site and forum and to include a new blog.

Spica Publishing Website

The Word Press theme for the main website will be updated to reflect the look, feel and colours of the new forums. This is a work in progress and will take some time to complete, so please bear with us while we set this up.

Spica Publishing Forums

The forums have already been upgraded:

  • The forum style is we_universal, a clean, modern forum style;
  • The forums are now hosted in their own subdomain of the main Spica Publishing domain name;
  • The forum software is release 3.1.6, which is the latest version of phpBB3 that was released on 12 September 2015;
  • The forum software will be checked and updated regularly to ensure that Spica Publishing is always using the latest version of phpBB 3.1.x;
  • A schedule of backups will be introduced and adhered to.

At present there are a number of public forums available related to Spica Publishing’s products. User who are registered on the old forum are invited and encouraged to sign up on the new forum, which can be found here.

Spica Orbital Blog

The new “Spica Orbital” blog has been set up and will be updated once a month as a minimum, and probably more frequently when necessary. We hope that you find the new blog a useful source of information and news about Spica Publishing.

Spica Publishing at

We will also be tidying up our pages over at but, as they are generally not too bad, they can wait a while.

That’s all for this update – see you soon, if not sooner.