So Close Now

Last night the Fellowship worked out the final look of the front and back covers for Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls. Don’t look at me.  Anyway . . . all T & T players should probably take a look at our latest progress update. Here’s the url for it:   https://deluxetunnelsandtrolls.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/finished-cover-painting-to-dtt-revealed-and-rulebook-progress-report/

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I am not the hero of this story. The heroes are Liz Danforth and Steve Crompton who have each done thousands of hours of work to make this publication/game possible. (I’ve done a few hundred hours of work but I feel like a slacker compared to them.)

I honestly believe we’ll go to press within the next week. I swear I will throw a screaming hissy fit and maybe go into a murderous rage if any more obstacles arise to delay this game.

When it is done, the pdf version will be available first. Relatively easy to put that out. Printing this is going to be a big job for the printer. The final book is over 400 pages long. We will make and distribute physical copies as fast as possible.

This deluxe edition of Tunnels and Trolls may well turn out to be the crowning achievement in my life as a game designer. For that matter, it may turn out to be the crowning achievement in the lives of Liz Danforth and Steve Crompton as well. I know for a fact that neither one has ever worked this hard on a project before. Ironic then, for me at least, that I owe the crowning achievement almost entirely to others–to Steve Crompton, Liz Danforth, Rick Loomis, and Bear Peters. Truly, I get by with a little help from my friends.

 

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Going to Press Soon

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Liz Danforth has finished the art.

The Fellowship has hashed out the final wording of the copyright notice.

Steve Crompton is inserting art copyright notices on all the art in the rules. When that’s done, I think we can go to press. DT&T is huge. At least it’s huge for us. Flying Buffalo has never published anything this large before.  I don’t know how long it will take Steve to make the pdf ready. Just emailing that out to our 1600 subscribers will be a massive job. Since it will probably go in alphabetical order, it’s gonna suck to have a last name near the end of the alphabet.

We are almost there, friends.

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