By the Fellowship of the Troll
Today we can officially announce that the finished text for the Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls book is complete! This is a MAJOR milestone in the process. Everything Liz needed to write, revise, edit, and game-develop has been turned over to Steve for final layout. This includes the Core Rules, the Magic Section, the Trollworld section, the GM adventure and the Solo adventure — parts you’ve seen before now. The last bits completed were the Elaborations (which includes the many other non-human kindreds as player characters) and Liz’s city of Knor.
It looks like the book is going to be over 300 pages! You’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth.
“But when will it be out!?!” Of course that’s the question you want answered most!
Continuity checks and final proofing still need to be done. Liz is finishing up the cover painting and the last of the interior illustrations that were commissioned. Steve has been an ironman working on the layout and graphics. We hope to go to press by the end of February and start shipping the books by the end of March! Is that a guarantee? NO, but we are in the final stages of getting this book out to the world. If this were the Lord of the Rings movie, where we’re at right now would be the equivalent of having dropped the ring into Mt Doom. All that’s left is getting rid of the orcs and returning to the Shire in one piece. (At least that is how THIS Fellowship sees it).
Stay with us just a little longer.
— The Fellowship of the Troll
“From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak I fought with the Balrog of Morgoth… Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountain side… Darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time… The stars wheeled overhead, and every day was as long as a life age of the earth… But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I’ve been sent back until my task is done.”
“My task is still not yet done, but its ending beckons to me from the horizon…” Gandalf – Lord of the Rings