We are still battling uruks and trolls as we doggedly trek to the end of our long journey. So what more has been completed since the last update? Here’s a breakdown of this month’s progress.
Steve: Over the last month Steve continued to make corrections to the rulebook, including layout adjustments, spelling, and formatting adjustments, most of which had been found by Liz or Ken. He also inked the last of the Demigod commissions that Liz created sketches for. These have been scanned and placed into their proper locations in the rulebook. He worked with Ken on finalizing the index list. Steve made significant progress on the 16-page color section of the rulebook.
Liz: Worked on the cover, created at least eight new drawings and three finished pieces ,including two half-page inks and the tightly-finished large halftone Steve is coloring. She has four large inks left to do, and to finish painting the cover. She is also reviewing the final draft of the rules for inconsistencies, and making sure all the people who purchased mentions in the book are indeed mentioned. She also consulted on the index list.
Ken: Finished his final read-through of the rules and sent in his corrections. He worked out some minor rules and number adjustments with Liz. Ken also created two exhaustive lists of index words, one for the game rules and one for Trollworld. This was no easy task and we’re glad that’s out of the way.
This month also saw the publication of new work from Ken, “The Curses of Arahk Gnahk,” the spell book of the uruks and how they use magic. That makes three spell books this year, compatible with dT&T, and all available on drivethru.rpg or from Flying Buffalo.
Bear: Bear made final corrections to the weapons glossary and suggestions on the index list. He also made final plans to be at Gencon this year, along with Rick and Steve. Bear will run demos for dT&T and be available to discuss the new rules.
Rick: Flying Buffalo continues to ship out pledge reward items including boxes, coins, t-shirts, pencils, magnets and even some of the dT&T solos. Rick still plans to ship the bulk of the solos and GM adventures once the rulebook gets back from the printers. If you have larger non-book items (like the boxes, and coins) you want to get early, be sure to contact Rick via Kickstarter.
You have our earnest apology as to how long this has taken. We still have every intention of having it out for the summer. We’re pushing hard, but really trying not to short-change the quality of the book. We want this to be our greatest version of Tunnels & Trolls and we hope you will think it was worth the wait.