DT&T Release Party at Game Depot

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I had 3 pieces. One of them was small. :-).

We sold about 40 copies of the paperback edition. This one:

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Flying Buffalo had a table set up to sell books and give autographs. The entire Fellowship of the Troll was here, but Bear and I were out running games. Visible: Rick Loomis, Liz Danforth, and Steve Crompton.

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We ran 3 games of T & T. Bear Peters is probably the best T & T GM in Arizona–I might have said the world, but I have gamed with a few really awesome people who can give him a run for his money–Thessaly Chance for one, Mark Thornton for another. (And I’m not bad (grin)). Everyone seemed to have a great time.

The man at the end of the table in the bowler hat is Bear Peters. We were all playing Ticket to Ride when I took this pic. (I won this game.) I was too busy at Game Depot to get a picture of him then. I had my own game to run. Also visible: Rick Loomis and his sister Laura Samuelsson. Steve Crompton is just out of sight on the right, and, of course, I’m taking the picture.

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Nature even rewarded us afterwards with a spectacular sunset, followed by a gully washer thunderstorm. Mostly we like thunderstorms in Arizona.

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Sometimes, life is good!

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Legal Deeds for Grand Panjandrums and other Rulers

Tonight, Steve showed me the deed he made up to send to all those worthies who bought land in Trollworld. Of course, you owners get to inscribe your own names and titles but these will be real collectibles. What other game ever gave out deeds of ownership in other worlds?

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We’re Working on It

Check the pix below. The trade paper edition of Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls has been printed and is now in possession of Flying Buffalo Inc. Mailing out copies to all the people who supported the kickstarter project is a massive undertaking, but it has started. I hope you’re at the top of the alphabet. :)

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I hate this picture, because I forgot to wear my hat into the print shop, and when Steve Crompton took the picture it shows me as I really am instead of my awesome trollish self. But, the big news is: THE BOOK IS DONE. These trade papers are gorgeous and impressive, and are going in the mail to supporters as fast as humanly possible for the Buffalo staff to get it done.

Meanwhile, the hardbacks should finish their binding sometime this upcoming week. They are a bit trickier.  For one thing they require endpages to be bound into the book as part of the covers. Those pages are printed, but had not reached the bindery yet on Friday when I saw them.  They look like this:

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Also, since there will be actual “boards” for the hard cover (it’s cardboard, but specially treated to be a hardback book), and it will be gold stamped but not printed on, then in order to give the hardback the Danforth front cover, we had to make inserts to be glued into place. I don’t really understand the details, but it shall be done. The inserts have been printed. They will need to be cut and attached to the the hardbacks.  This is all a big job for Roswell Bookbinding, and I am hopping up and down with impatience to see how it will come out.

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Incidentally, this is what the book looks like inside in the color section. You’re seeing my GMing copy, spiral bound to lay flat on a table. The perfect bound books that you get won’t do this–the pages are glued to the spine.

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So, we are almost at the end of the trail.  To those who have supported the project, I say, hang in there, you will have your copies soon.

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